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Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia

Slip and fall accidents that occur at someone else's house should be their liability. This means that any injuries sustained due to a poorly maintained yard or backyard should be the responsibility of the homeowner and therefore they must pay for your injuries. This is especially true with children who get injured on a neighbor's or friend's property. In fact, there's actually a specific area of the law regarding children's accidents in Georgia. This is called an attractive nuisance.

In Georgia, an attractive nuisance is anything that a reasonable person would realize is attractive to children. This includes things like swimming pools, playground equipment and even things not designed for children that are colorful and seem like something fun for them to play on like machinery or a construction site. The law states that since these objects are obviously attractive to small children and they can be dangerous to them, the owners should take extra care to make sure that children cannot access the items. A GA injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need if your child has been injured on any type of attractive nuisance.

Under this Georgia law, things like swimming pools, playground equipment, machinery, and so on need to be safely locked up behind a fence or in a shed or somehow kept away from children accessing it. Even if they are trespassing on the property this is not a defense. Children cannot be trusted to know to stay off of property and away from danger hazards. It is the adults' responsibility to protect innocent children from danger. If your child has been injured or killed do to an unsecured pool, old playground equipment or construction site, call the Georgia injury lawyers at The Berry Law Group today. We can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Kimberly A. Berry

Kimberly A. Berry, Esq. is a Dean's Scholar Vanderbilt University law school graduate. She has served as lead counsel in over 100 trials and motions. Ms. Berry is dedicated to fighting hard for her clients.


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