Georgia Child Premises Liability and Attractive Nuisance Law
When your child goes on to another person’s property with permission, they are usually an “invitee” under Georgia law. The owner of the premises owes a duty to invitees to protect them against foreseeable harm. That means if an owner can reasonably foresee a dangerous condition, he must exercise reasonable care to protect against injury by that condition. If he fails to do so, he or she can be held negligent for any injuries to your child that are a result of the dangerous condition.
Even if the child was a trespasser, an owner can be held liable under the “attractive nuisance” doctrine. Some dangerous conditions which pose foreseeable harm to young children include: swimming pools, low/reachable objects that are hot, sharp, electrically charged, chemicals/bleach, hidden dangers, open gates/doors to busy streets or dangerous work areas, open windows/balconies, accessible industrial equipment or medicine containers, pinch points, etc. Reasonable care should be exercised to protect children against these and other potentially harmful conditions.
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If your child was injured or killed on the property of another, you may have a premises liability or attractive nuisance case. The attorneys at the law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP provide effective and knowledgeable premises liability advice for children and families throughout Georgia.
Contact one of our experienced Augusta premises liability or falling merchandise injury attorneys for a free initial consultation. Call us to find out about your rights and options in child injury cases.
Protection for Children
Under Georgia case law, those who own or control property owe a duty to children because they lack the ability to foresee and avoid dangers. Therefore, property owners must take reasonable measures to keep premises safe and free of dangers.
In a recent case our skilled premises liability attorneys accepted, a 3-year-old child was playing in a gym during his brother’s basketball game. One of the metal bleachers was missing a protective covering on the end, leaving an exposed jagged edge about head high. The bleacher struck the child, slicing his forehead. The injury required numerous stitches and caused residual keloid scarring. There, the owner knew of the condition and failed to exercise reasonable care to keep the premises safe and protect against foreseeable injuries. He should be responsible for the pain and suffering experienced by the young child, his present and future medical expenses and the permanent disfigurement caused by the scarring.
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Obtain the assistance of an experienced Georgia premises liability lawyer. At Burnside Law Firm, we help children and their families throughout Georgia get full compensation for their injuries sustained in an unsafe premises case. To learn more about your options, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
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