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What Accidents Are Covered Under Georgia’s Premises Liability Law?


After an accident on someone else’s property in Georgia, you should explore legal options for compensation for your injuries and other losses. Georgia Code Section 51-3-1 states that a property owner should reasonably keep their premises safe for invitees. If you were injured on someone else’s property and think they were negligent, speak to Atlanta premises liability attorneys to determine if you have a case.

Accident Types Under Georgia’s Premises Liability Law

Georgia premises liability claims can involve many different accidents, but some of the most common are:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
  • Building code violation injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Inadequate lighting injuries
  • Improperly constructed or repaired stairs

How To Prove A Georgia Premises Liability Case

It is not enough to say that someone’s negligence led to your injury on their property In Georgia, the following elements must be proven for your case to be successful:

Duty Of Care

First, you must prove that the owner or manager owed you a duty of care. For example, a landlord must ensure that their premises are maintained in a safe condition for customers, guests, employees, renters, etc.


Once you establish that the owner or manager owed you a duty of care, you must show there was a breach of that responsibility. For example, if the steps leading to the front door are rotting and fall through and hurt your ankle, it can be argued that the landlord violated their duty of care.

Direct Correlation

Next, more is needed to show that the owner or manager was negligent and did not repair the rotting steps. The negligence must have caused your injuries for you to receive compensation in a claim or lawsuit. You may be able to prove that your injured ankle was caused by the rotting steps by showing pictures of your injuries and the steps. Also, your doctor’s report on your injury can be helpful evidence to prove a direct correlation.


Last, you must show that you had damages that caused a loss. For example, you can show that your injured ankle led to medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. It is essential to provide your attorney will evidence of your losses, including medical reports, pay stubs, etc. Your attorney also can obtain this information, but you can save time if you collect it yourself.

Georgia Statute Of Limitations

You have a limited time under Georgia law to file a claim for your premises liability case. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Georgia is only two years. That is why you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have a case.

Contact Our Atlanta Premises Liability Lawyers In Atlanta

Being injured on someone else’s property is upsetting, stressful, and filled with uncertainty. How will you recover, work, and pay your bills? In some cases, the property owner could be liable for your injuries. Contact our Atlanta premises liability attorneys at Shani O. Brooks PC. We can analyze your case to determine if compensation is possible,  so call (404) 920-4736 for more information.

Shani O. Brooks Has Recovered Millions for Injury Victims Throughout the Greater Atlanta Area