Defective Construction leads To Preventable Injuries

On August 20, several people were injured in LaGrange when a marina deck collapsed at the Highland Marina Resort. Troup County Sheriffs responded to the accident. The deck fell around 10 p.m on that Saturday night and was occupied by visitors to the resort.
MARINA DECK COLLAPSE
Landlords have a duty to keep their premises in repair and are liable for damages to others resulting from failure to keep premises in repair. A landlord making repairs on rented premises, either voluntarily or in compliance with his statutory obligation, must use due care to leave the repaired portion free from defects, and landlord is liable for personal injuries received by tenant...from landlord's negligence in making repairs, when injured person had no notice of defective condition and was in the exercise of due care.

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