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When a Georgia Business is Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

While many of those who are involved in slip and fall accidents are lucky enough to walk away with scrapes and bruises, an alarming number are not so fortunate. In these cases, it is often in an injured party’s best interests to file a claim with the at-fault property owner whose failure to care… Read More »

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A Landlord’s Mistakes Can Endanger Tenants

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

While we don’t often think about landlords as shouldering a particularly important responsibility, the reality is that landlords and property managers do need to take certain steps to keep tenants safe. Those who fail in this duty end up leaving tenants and their guests at serious risk of injury, whether from a slip and… Read More »

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Insurer Can’t Dodge Fire Death Coverage, Ga. Court Told

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

By Riley Murdock ·  Listen to article Law360 (November 3, 2023) The estate of a man killed in an apartment fire told a Georgia federal court not to grant the complex’s insurer an early win in trying to avoid covering an underlying wrongful death suit, arguing two claimed exclusions are inapplicable or render the policy ambiguous.Estate administrator… Read More »

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Premises Liability In Georgia

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In Georgia, individuals can be held financially responsible for the injuries that occur on their property under a legal theory known as premises liability. This means that if you were hurt on someone else’s property, the business or person who owns that property could be required to compensate you for your injury-related medical bills,… Read More »

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Why You Need To Specify An Amount Of Damages When Filing A Personal Injury Claim Against A Georgia Municipality

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Contrary to the old saying, “You can’t fight city hall,” you actually can sue a municipality in Georgia for negligence. More precisely, if you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a city or one of its employees, you can seek to recover damages under the Georgia Tort Claims Act… Read More »

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Is A Georgia Landlord Liable For A Tenant’s Slip-And-Fall Accident?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, the owner of that property may be legally liable for your injuries. Under Georgia law, however, the owner is only liable when two conditions are met. First, the owner must have had actual or constructive knowledge of the hazard that caused your fall. Second, despite… Read More »

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When Is A Store Owner Responsible For A Customer’s Injuries?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Is a business owner always legally responsible when a customer is injured on the premises? No. Georgia law only imposes a “duty to exercise ordinary care” to keep a property reasonably safe for invited guests. Put another way, a store owner is not legally required to absolutely guarantee the safety of its patrons. But… Read More »

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