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Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney – I fell in a parking lot, now what do I do?

In Georgia, if some one is injured on another persons property, they may have a claim against the property owner. The scope of this post is for personal injuries, some of the details provided do not apply to Georgia Workers Compensation Law.

Just falling in and of itself does not make a property owner negligent. In fact a property owner does not have to insure your safety on his property. He only has to warn you about dangerous conditions he knows about. If you get hurt due to some dangerous condition and the owner had no knowledge of the dangerous condition, he may not be liable. What matters is what notice or knowledge did the property owner have and what notice should he have had.

If the dangerous condition is a huge pot hole three feet outside the front door of his property and it can be proven that the manager walked passed it everyday, then you know the property owner or lessee had property knowledge of the danger. If that is the case they are required to warn customers or visitors.

Warnings are just part of the equation, also the injured party must show the danger that injured them was not open and obvious, this is a legal term but it meaning is exactly as it sounds. If a danger is open and obvious, a property owner may not be required to warn its visitors. There are many aspects of slip and falls or premises liability claims.

If you have any questions and would like to know your legal rights, contact an Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer at 770-948-5454.

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