Georgia law requires commercial and private property owners to maintain safe properties for people who are legally on the premises. Most properties are subject to safety codes or regulations requiring the property owner or manager to prevent negligent exposure to harmful or injurious situations. Premises liability claims may hold these property owners or managers liable when someone is injured due to hazardous, unsafe or dangerous conditions.


If you have suffered a serious injury on someone else's property, a premises liability attorney at Shane Smith Law can review your accident and injuries to determine if you have a reasonable case against the property owner involved and advise you of your legal rights.


Motivational speaker and best-selling author Tony Robbins could face premises liability lawsuits after seminar participants suffered burns in a fire-walking exercise.


Over 20 people at a seminar reportedly suffered second- and third-degree burns to the bottoms of their feet while walking over hot coals. The seminar's organizers obtained a city permit to allow the permit from the city to allow the hot coal-walking. However, event organizers were clearly aware of the potential danger. Medical personnel were hired to supervise the activity.


The seminar encouraged people to walk 10 feet over coals heated near 2,000 degrees. The seminar advertises the coal-walking as an exercise in overcoming obstacles. Organizers claimed that over 6,000 seminar participants walked over the coals without injury (the injured participants represented 0.3 percent of those who joined in the exercise). Attorneys for Robbins' company claimed seminar registrants voluntarily assumed the risk when they walked over the hot coals.


According to premises liability law, someone may be held liable for an invitee's injuries when he negligently kept the property unsafe. Victims' claims can be for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost income.


If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident meet with a Clayton County personal injury lawyer. Call Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.

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