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.
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.
Any dangerous property condition, no matter where it takes place, can result in litigation if someone is injured on the property. Accidents that occur offshore are not exempt from premises liability lawsuits, if an equipment or property owner is determined to be at fault. Additionally, parties that may have contributed to the hazardous conditions can also be held liable for any injuries.