Why It is Important to Ensure Your Property is Safe Before Summer Festivities Begin

On Behalf of | May 18, 2016 | Firm News |

With summer coming up, many people are planning summer barbecues, family gatherings, and pool parties. While this can be an exciting time of year, it is important that homeowners and property managers ensure their homes and properties are free of serious and potential dangers so that friends, family members, and other guests do not injure themselves during any summer events.

Unfortunately, when properties are not adequately maintained, visitors can suffer harms due to various conditions, such as those listed below:

  • Uneven pavement or cement that can cause a person to trip and fall
  • Slippery surfaces that can cause a person to slip and fall
  • Holes in grass or dirt that cause a person to fall
  • Unmaintained pool drains that cause drowning
  • Slippery or uneven flooring around pool areas that cause a person to slip and drown
  • Slippery steps or staircases that cause guests to fall

What Happens if a Guest is Harmed on Another Person’s Property?

If a person sustains injuries on another individual’s property due to an unsafe condition, the injured person may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the homeowner or property manager. This is because according to the laws of Georgia, O.C.G.A. 51-3-1 (2010), when a property owner implies or expresses invitation to a guest, and a guest becomes injured due to that property owner’s “failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe,” that owner can be held responsible for the victim’s damages.

As a result, harmed persons may be able to recover financial compensation for the following by bringing a lawsuit against the owner of the property or home:

  • Physical damages
  • Emotional distresses
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy expenses

Have You Sustained Injuries on Another Person’s Property? Call Pratt Clay, LLC

If you visited a person’s house or were on their property and suffered an injury due to an unsafe condition that should have been cared for prior to your accident, it is crucial you seek experienced legal advocacy from an Atlanta premises liability lawyer right away. These types of cases are time sensitive, so it is important you do not hesitate. When you contact our legal team at Pratt Clay, we can examine the extent of your injuries and do everything in our power to hold the home or property owner responsible for your harms

Get in touch with an Atlanta premises liability attorney by calling our firm or filling out a case evaluation form online. We have tried multi-million-dollar cases throughout the country!

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