In the State of Georgia, owners and occupiers of property are responsible for any injury or death caused by a failure to keep their premises and approaches safe. This duty to keep one’s property safe is generally referred to as “Premises Liability”. This is a broad area of the law that includes many different types of cases and many different standards of law. The law in this area is extremely complex and often misunderstood by many lawyers. At Joshi & Patel, we have extensive knowledge and experience in this area of the law and use our expertise to achieve excellent results for our clients.
Generally speaking, if a property owner knows (or should know) of a hazard on the property and that hazard causes an injury, then they will be held responsible for the injury.