Premises Liability

Dozier Law Group LLC has a proven track record of success in premises liability cases. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been seriously injured due to hazards and unsafe conditions at retail stores, malls, apartments, hotels, clubs, restaurants, office buildings, homes, sporting events and other public venues.

We rarely think about safety conditions at the businesses we frequent, public facilities we visit or others’ homes. But property owners aren’t always mindful of the condition of their properties, and often allow or are unaware of dangerous conditions. Thousands of people discover each year that public places aren’t as safe as we assume. In Georgia, property owners and occupants are legally responsible for the conditions on their premises — their property. When there’s a dangerous condition, unmade repair, inadequate security or other situation that causes serious injuries to visitors, they can recover for their injuries through a premises liability lawsuit. Businesses, owners of private homes and government entities can be liable for unsafe premises or conditions. In cases where the occupant of the home or building is a renter or lessee, both the owner and the occupant could be at fault for the dangerous condition.

Types of Georgia Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability claims occur when a visitor is injured after encountering an unsafe condition on a property. Premises liability claims can involve, for example, a slippery substance on the floor, a concealed hole or gap in a flooring surface, a railing or step that unexpectedly gives way, improperly stacked or secured merchandise that falls from shelving, or other hazardous conditions. But these aren’t the only problems that can lead to a premises liability claim. Others include:

  • Failure to warn about an unsafe condition
  • No security or inadequate security in a high-risk business or neighborhood
  • Assaults, shootings or other violent attacks by employees or third parties
  • Inadequate or no fire suppression equipment
  • Inadequate means of escape in the event of a fire or other emergency
  • Insufficient crowd control measures
  • Balcony collapses
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Improperly maintained store fixtures
  • Improperly maintained escalators and elevators
  • Inadequate drainage for rain
  • Allowing unrepaired or unsafe equipment to be used
  • Serious animal attacks

A “slip and fall” may sound like a minor incident, but it can be quite serious. This is particularly true when people with pre-existing injuries and the elderly are involved. Slips and trips can cause broken bones, spinal and head injuries, and soft tissue damage. In cases with serious injuries, the costs of medical care, physical therapy, lost income and other accident-related expenses can add up quickly. Injuries from violent crimes, construction defects and hazardous conditions can cause serious physical, emotional and financial problems. Georgia premises liability law allows victims to obtain money damages to pay medical bills, replace lost income, and compensate them for their physical or emotional pain and suffering.

If you, a family member or a loved one have been injured and are considering a premises liability lawsuit, you probably have a number of questions and concerns. This is why Dozier Law Group LLC offers free consultations.

We encourage you to not delay seeking legal representation, as personal injury cases must be brought within the statute of limitations and can be lost forever if not pursued timely.