Atlanta Premises Liability Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been involved in an injury accident that occurred on another’s property, you may just want to put the incident behind you and focus on recovering. However, many people do not know that under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1), property owners are obligated to exercise a reasonable level of care in order to keep their premises safe for others. In the event that a property owner is negligent of his or her duties, resulting in a slip and fall or other type of accident, you may have a valid premises liability claim.
If you or someone you care about has suffered injury or worse due to a premises liability accident, you do not have to bear the burden of the financial, emotional, and physical losses alone. You may be able to recover significant compensation for your losses from the at-fault party. Call The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. at (866) 249-5513 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your case. We can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and will fight on your behalf to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
What Constitutes a Premises Liability Accident?
It is important to understand that simply because an accident took place on another’s property, the owner is not automatically responsible for the victim’s injuries or other damages. In order to have a legitimate claim, it must be proven that the owner of the premises directly caused or contributed to the dangerous condition, knew about the danger and did nothing to fix or warn others about it, or simply neglected his or her duty to make regular efforts to inspect and keep the property safe.
What are Common Premises Liability Accidents?
There are numerous ways in which premises can be dangerous for others based on negligent care and maintenance by the property owner. The following premises liability accidents are among the most common in Georgia:
Slip and Fall: Broken, slippery, or cluttered walkways, stairs, or ramps can create a slip and fall accident if the hazard is not addressed in a timely manner or there are no temporary signs warning others of the danger.
Toxic Exposure: Property owners must clean up or report dangerous chemicals, toxins, or gases that may contaminate the property and harm others. These substances should always be transported, used, and stored properly.
Criminal Activity: If there is a history of dangerous criminal activity or inadequate security on the premises, the owner or operator may be liable if an individual is injured or killed during a crime at the location.
Swimming Pool Accidents: Property owners are legally obligated to have adequate fences or barriers around a pool to prevent drowning, near drowning, or submersion accidents. The owner may also be accountable for hiring untrained or negligent lifeguards or pool maintenance workers.
Contact The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C.
It can be difficult to prove premises liability cases without the guidance and representation of an experienced personal injury lawyer. At The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., our legal team is dedicated to helping individuals and families that have suffered as a result of another’s careless actions or wrongdoing. Do not forfeit your right to obtain financial compensation for the resulting medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages caused by a premises liability accident. Typically, you will only have within two years of the date of the accident in which to pursue legal action. Call toll-free (866) 249-5513 or submit a free case review form online to get started on your claim case today.