Premises liability cases involve legal liability for unsafe conditions on someone else’s property that causes a person lawfully on site to suffer an injury. In tort law (the civil law category under which premises liability falls), “invitees” are owed the highest duty of care (compared to licensees or trespassers). Invitees are those invited to the… Read More
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Cases and Examples of Premises Liability and Unsafe Conditions
Georgia Premises Liability Claims for Falling Through or Out of Windows
Injury or death due to falls from windows can be the basis for a Georgia premises liability lawsuit – an area of law with which Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, Atlanta injury attorneys, have extensive experience. Georgia Window Fall Cases Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys have handled several Georgia window fall injury and wrongful death cases…. Read More
Is Negligent Security a Reason to File a Lawsuit in Georgia?
Victims of violent crime and those who love them want to see justice done. What they may not realize is a criminal courtroom isn’t the only place to find it. It can be pursued in civil court as well – and not just against the person who attacked them. Negligent security is a reason to… Read More
Determining Liability in a Self-Driving Car Accident Lawsuit
When it comes to self-driving cars, it’s fair to say the emerging legal implications are as dynamic as the technology. Atlanta car accident attorneys at Apolinsky & Associates LLC recognize that these vehicles (not entirely autonomous yet, despite the name) have the potential to vastly alter the transportation landscape. The fact that it’s all so… Read More
Suing a Property Management Company for Negligence?
When a person is injured because of unsafe conditions unaddressed due to property management company negligence, there may be grounds to sue. This is something that arises frequently in densely-populated cities like Atlanta, where many people rent apartments or own condominiums with common spaces that property management companies may be responsible to maintain. Some examples… Read More
5 Common Causes of Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims
Catastrophic personal injury claims are those wherein the claimant has suffered major, severe injuries often requiring extended hospitalization, aggressive medical intervention and life-altering disabilities that may permanently prevent someone from working or enjoying life as they once did. Far from minor cuts and scrapes, catastrophic injury typically involves conditions like: Severe burns; Traumatic brain injuries;… Read More
Have You Been Shot or Stabbed in Your Apartment?
An act of violence that involves a victim being shot or stabbed in their own apartment is extremely disturbing, yet is something that occurs at an alarming rate in Georgia. In fact, parts of Atlanta are so dangerous that in 2016, AJC.com reported that Atlanta was named as one of America’s top “murder capitals.” When… Read More
Are You a Victim of Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is a very serious crime. In Georgia, acts of sexual assault occur all-too-frequently, and AJC.com recently reported that in Atlanta, the number of rapes in the city has doubled from a year ago. These acts of sexual assault and rape can affect men and women, and may occur in private and public areas. If… Read More
Injury Law Insights: Is It Premises Liability or Negligent Security
Those who own and control property in Georgia have a legal responsibility to exercise care to protect those invited on site from unreasonable risk of harm. This includes things like keeping walkways clear and dry, repairing holes in the parking lots, making sure items on store shelves are safely stacked and stairways are in reasonably… Read More
Suing For Negligence: Six Grounds for Inadequate Security [Case]
When you suffer personal injuries due to the reckless and willful actions of others, the impacts can be long ranging and severe. In addition to your immediate costs for medical care, you could end up requiring additional testing, treatment, and therapy for months or even years to come. Lost wages are also an issue, both… Read More