Premises Liability


Premises liability cases arise when someone has been injured or killed on someone else’s property. Examples of premises liability cases can include slip and fall, inadequate maintenance of the property, the existence of a defective or unsafe condition on the property, inadequate security, and dog bites among other.

Generally the owner or occupier of property owes a legal duty to others who are invited upon the property to exercise ordinary care to keep the premises safe. This duty can change if the person on the property is not invited to be there or if the person is a trespasser. In addition to establishing the proper classification of the injured or deceased person, it must be established that the owner or occupier of the property had knowledge of the unsafe condition and that it was reasonably foreseeable that an injury or death could result from the unsafe condition.

Under Georgia law, you may be precluded from bringing a premises liability case unless very strict circumstances are met. For example, if you are injured in a recreational park there are very specific requirements that may apply to your case. It is important that you seek the legal advice of an experienced premises liability attorney to know your rights.

Zach has successfully represented many clients in a variety of premises liability cases. He was involved in three cases arising from the tragic and deadly explosion at the Imperial Sugar Company explosion in 2008 near Savannah. The litigation of these cases involved intense research and investigation regarding the entities responsible for the alleged unsafe conditions that resulted in the explosion, reviewing millions of pages of documents, and opposing numerous defenses raised by the various entities. Zach’s argument against one of the entities was covered by the Savannah Morning News. The tremendous experience in the Imperial Sugar Company cases has enabled Zach to approach other premises liability cases with a keen awareness of the many complex issues that can be involved. If you have been injured or someone you know has been killed on the property of another person, please reach out to Zach today for a free evaluation of the claim.

Laura Beasley
Laura Beasley
11:35 07 Apr 22
I was involved in an accident and Zach handled my case. Zach was honest and kept me up to date on everything. During this experience my husband passed away and I was so thankful to have Zach handling everything. He cared and was so supportive. When you are going thru situations like this you need someone you trust and gives his all to your case.
Jim Talbert
Jim Talbert
17:21 03 Nov 21
Mr. Zach Thomas represented me multiple times in business and personally. Not only was his professionalism unrivaled, he successfully handled multiple lawsuits successfully and not only met my expectation , but exceeded them exponentially. I highly recommend his services and having him represent you or your company.
Kathy Grymes
Kathy Grymes
22:37 21 Oct 21
I was involved in a head-on car collision in November 2019. Zach was referred to me by another attorney I have great trust in and respect for. He was everything I needed during such a trying time. I could tell that Zach honestly cared about what was happening to me and he was there every step of the way making sure I was taken care of.I believe he got me the best financial settlement possible and was fair and honest with his expenses.I would defiantly use Zach again and refer him to others, though I really hope I never have to.
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