Articles Tagged with Premises Liability

When you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, know that we can help you. If you have a swimming pool injury in Atlanta, understand that the merits of your case will depend on whether the premises were safe, or the conditions were dangerous and should have been remedied by the property owner.
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Property owners have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for other who may enter their establishment. In the legal world, we call this premises liability.

When someone is injured on another person’s property and sues, courts first seek to determine whether the injured was allowed on the premises. If the owner consents to a person’s entry on the property, the person is deemed an invitee or licensee. When consent is not given, the person is considered a trespasser.

A property owner may be liable for injuries of an invitee or licensee if: 

In Georgia, adventure lovers can choose between six water parks, from the well-known Six Flags White Water to Valdosta’s Wild Adventures Splash Island. Six Flags White Water alone hosts more than 50 water-filled attractions for all ages, from those who can barely walk, to the thrill seekers ready to take on free falling slides. With so many attractions, it can be difficult to ensure the proper care is taken to protect all guests. The typical restrictions on more dangerous rides include height requirements, health and safety advisories, and accessibility guidelines. However, even with careful planning on the water park’s side, if an injury occurs, in some cases the park may be held liable.

In all water parks, accidents can happen, and it is important to determine if the injury was due to a mistake by the customer, or if the water park is to blame. If the water park owner’s negligence is in question, a thorough investigation is required to examine all aspects. For instance, were building codes and safety codes violated?

In one example, a Texas woman was fatally injured during a float ride when the inflatable raft unexpectedly deflated, trapping her underneath the water. In this instance, the water park was held at fault for not properly securing the ride, checking that all materials were in good condition, and ensuring the safety of guests.

Choosing your child’s day care program can be frustrating, scary, and exhausting for both you and your child. How can you know that a trusted adult is watching over the children at all times? And for a child with food allergies, was the lunch meal double-checked to make sure no peanuts were present? The constant fear of bullying may also be present.

Daycare injuries are not all that uncommon, and if the daycare program has been negligent in caring for their pint-sized clients, they may be held responsible. No one wants to see a child hurt, and that’s where we come in to help. In the search to find a place where you know your child will be out of harm’s way, there are several tips to remember:

  • Consider your child’s temperament and health needs. For a child who requires special attention, a day care program that has enough staff to provide for these needs will be better.