Snow & Ice Falls
When is someone else legally responsible for your injuries if you slip and fall on snow or ice in Georgia? Under Georgia's premises liability laws, pedestrians assume the risk of injury if they see ice or dangerous snow and choose to walk across it. However, property owners may be legally responsible for injuries caused by ice that cannot be seen or ice in places where pedestrians have reasonable expectations of safety.
Examples of situations in which premises liability law might state that a property owner is responsible for injuries caused by snow or ice include:
- Glare ice on a sidewalk that cannot be seen
- Ice in a dark parking lot or on an unlit sidewalk
- Ice on pedestrian walkways or in passenger unloading zones
In such cases, property owners are required to either place warning signs or clear ice from the area.Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys With Offices in Alpharetta - Roswell, Atlanta, Duluth, Dawsonville and Woodstock, Georgia
When it comes to ice and snow accidents, Georgia's premises liability law is far from clear. These types of personal injury claims are further complicated by the fact that ice and snow have a tendency to melt, resulting in loss of key evidence.
If you have been seriously hurt in a fall on snow or ice at a commercial property, consult an independent personal injury attorney before talking about a settlement with the company or the company's lawyers.
I am a former insurance defense lawyer, as well as a former insurance claim manager. This experience has allowed me to use my insight to help personal injury plaintiffs achieve fair compensation.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation about your possible premises liability claim. To make an appointment for a free consultation, call (770) 408-6364 or contact us online.