AS A PATRON OF A BUSINESS YOU SHOULD BE SAFE
How we tackle Premises Liability cases:
Our firm has handled a number of premises liability cases, Understand that
there are many different types of Georgia personal injury cases can be
classified as premises liability cases, including:
- slip and fall cases
- snow and ice accidents
- inadequate maintenance of the premises
- defective conditions on the premises
- inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
- elevator and escalator accidents
- swimming pool accidents
amusement park accidents
- water leaks or flooding, and
toxic fumes or chemicals
As you can see, Georgia premises liability cases include a wide range of fact
scenarios. Even dog bite cases fall under the umbrella of premises liability
because they involve an unsafe condition on someone's property (the
presence of a potentially dangerous dog).
Slip and Fall. These are the most straightforward premises liability cases.
They occur when you slip (or trip) and fall on someone else's property. Some
common conditions that can lead to a slip or trip and fall are:
- defective staircases accumulation of ice or snow
- wet floors
- oily floors
- hidden extension cords
- unsecured rugs or carpets
- thresholds, and loose or broken floors, sidewalks, steps, or stairs
Inadequate Building Security. These Georgia premises liability cases
usually arise in apartment buildings, offices, gas stations, convenience stores,
and nightclubs in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. Owners of those
buildings have a duty to act reasonably in securing access to the buildings.
That is why large apartment buildings and offices usually have doormen or
security guards on the first floor and small apartment buildings generally
require the tenants to keep the front and back doors locked. If someone
breaks in (or simply walks in through an unlocked door) and assaults or kills
someone inside the building, that person may have a premises liability case
against the building owner if it can be shown that the building owner did not
take reasonable steps to secure the building.
For night clubs, gas stations, convenience stores, and parking lots, the
question is whether the owner knew that the property was a location where
crime had taken place, and whether they provided adequate security to
address this. When they don’t, victims have been battered, sexually
assaulted, or even killed on the premises.
Swimming Pool Accidents usually involve children and an unsupervised and
unsecured pool. For this reason, most states and municipalities have laws and
ordinances requiring that swimming pools have a fence around them, often
with a locking gate. If someone leaves their pool open and unguarded, that
person may be on the legal hook in a premises liability case.