Property owners and those who provide services to the public have a basic duty of care. They must provide a reasonably safe environment. However, property owners and those offering services do not have the responsibility to guarantee the safety of visitors in all situations. The question in determining liability is whether the property owner was reasonable in the protections taken to prevent injury. This question is answered by considering many factors.
One issue that can complicate things significantly is when a victim is engaging in an activity with inherent dangers. For example, if someone goes skiing, there are natural risks associated with skiing. The owners of ski resorts cannot be responsible every time someone gets hurt at the resort.
The same is true when someone does any other sort of dangerous activity, from boating and water skiing to sky diving or zip lining. In situations where you engage in inherently risky activities, including when you sign a release of liability, it is important to understand your rights. An experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you to determine if you can make a case for compensation after an injury in these complex situations.