In the Atlanta metro area, we share the road with a large number of tractor-trailers. If there is a collision, however, we don't share in the injuries. The truck driver usually walks away.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a claim. According to Georgia law, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a premises liability lawsuit. That incident could involve a slip-and-fall, a hazardous condition or an elevator accident, just to name a few.
Some of those who come seeking assistance from us here at Garland, Samuel, and Loeb have experienced insult or harm at the hands of others acting under the employ of a company or organization. Often, their first questions center around how far liability extends in such cases. Can an employer actually be held liable for the actions of his or her employees? This is the question that we will try to answer in this post.
During the summer in Fulton County, Georgia, many families enjoy vacationing at theme parks. There is typically something for every age and personality at these types of parks, and many make it a family tradition to visit one every year.
When customers walk into a business in Fulton County, Georgia, they likely aren’t thinking about whether or not they will be safe inside. After all, it is the responsibility of business owners to ensure that their customers have a safe place to shop free from the potential of harm or injuries befalling them. This includes owners taking care of potential safety hazards in a timely manner and ensuring that all store fixtures are secure.
Businesses in Atlanta have the responsibility to ensure that their customers are as safe as possible while they are on the premises. Potential hazards such as slippery and wet floors or faulty fixtures should be taken care of as soon as the problem is noticed in order to reduce the risk of injury to the customer. If they are not, and a customer is hurt as a result, he or she may be entitled to compensation from the business owner as a result of the business’s negligence.
A deck can be a great place to enjoy a morning or afternoon outside in Atlanta. Many people who venture out on a deck likely don’t think twice about its stability or it being a threat to their safety. However, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association, an increase in the amount of decks that have failed is cause for concern. An accident that involved a deck collapsing recently highlights the dangers faulty decks can pose.
In the city of Atlanta, home and business owners are responsible for keeping their property in good repair and in reasonably safe condition. This includes making sure that sidewalks and driveways where the general public walk are free from defects and potential hazardous conditions. If a person should trip and fall or have an accident on the property because of a safety hazard, the owner may be held liable for that person's injuries. This is also true of property owned by the city of Atlanta. In events where people hurt themselves on city property and the city is found to have been negligent, those people may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
For many families living in Atlanta, a trip to an amusement park is part of their yearly summer tradition. It is, after all, a quintessential family outing. Many people don’t think twice about their safety while enjoying the rides and attractions, but a recent accident at a well-known amusement park may make people a little more guarded about putting their trust in the owners and operators of the park.
A property owner in Atlanta has a duty to ensure that those who visit his or her home or building will be safe from any hazardous conditions or actions that could lead to injury. As such, he or she can be found liable if an accident that could have been prevented occurs on the premises. If the property is a place of business, that liability is extended to accidents occurring not only from unsafe conditions, but also from the negligent actions of employees.