The home is supposed to be your refuge from the outside world. Oriented for your optimal comfort, your homestead is where you unwind from the stress of daily life and it provides a safe environment for children and loved ones.
Your dwelling place should represent an oasis where you are truly safe to relax and be yourself. However, studies have shown that your residence is statistically the most dangerous place you are likely to frequent. A survey of US residents suggests that you are 41% more likely to suffer an injury, fatal fracture or death at home than anywhere else. When this is compared to 15% of accidents occurring on the road, and 8% in the workplace, these statistics are eye-opening if true.
Are You Entitled to Compensation Due to an Injury Sustained at Home?
Under Georgia law, property owners are required to ensure that their premises do not pose a significant risk of causing illness, injury or death. This includes ensuring that the property is maintained to an acceptable standard, or by providing appropriate warnings about potential hazards.
If you or a family member has suffered as a result of the inaction of your landlord, you may be entitled to compensation. Injuries sustained in the home can be caused by a wide range of factors. For example, if your landlord has failed to properly waterproof your home, you could slip on a wet floor. Excessive moisture may also promote the growth of mold and mildew, which could have a detrimental effect on respiratory health – particularly in children and the elderly. Improper electrical wiring is also likely to cause fires or electric shock.
Contact Darrell T. Farr to Discuss Your Rights to Compensation
The ramifications of injuries sustained at home can be severe. You may have to take time off work to care for an ill or infirm relative. Medical bills and rehabilitation can become extravagantly costly. In the most extreme cases, loss of life can occur, resulting in emotional heartache and expensive funeral plans.
If you think you have been affected by a landlord’s negligence, contact Darrell T. Farr today to investigate your entitlement to compensation.