As you go through your normal day-to-day, you walk along sidewalks, pathways, in and out of buildings, not thinking that these areas can be potentially hazardous. When you are a guest on someone else’s property, private or public, you assume that you are safe. Unfortunately, negligent premise maintenance or upkeep can result in serious injury. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it falls under the category of premises liability.
Whether you are a guest or a trespasser, premises liability can apply. A landowner has a duty to properly maintain their property or adequately warn others of any dangers or unsafe conditions that exist. A property owner has a certain amount of liability depending on whether the injured party is an invitee, licensee or trespasser. The classification of someone as one of these three categories is determined by the nature of the visit and whether that person was invited or not.
Most common types of premises liability cases:
Anyone that has been injured and they believe that the injury was the result of negligence on the part of a person or employees of the home, property or business where the person resides or works, may be able to file a lawsuit. The lawsuit will help compensate for medical bills, earning capacity, lost earnings, pain and emotional distress, permanent disabilities, pain and emotional distress caused by the accident.
Premises injuries can include such things as:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Exposure to hazardous or toxic substances like mold, asbestos, lead or unsanitary conditions that can lead to health issues
- Drownings in a public or private pool
- Improperly maintained structures
- Dog bites
There are a few questions a court will ask to determine liability of property owners:
- How was the unsafe condition created?
- How long did the unsafe condition exist?
- Did the landowner know of the unsafe condition?
- Should the landowner have known about the unsafe condition?
- Was the unsafe condition open and obvious to anyone passing by?
When you hire one of our expert Norcross Premises Liability attorneys at Georgia Trial Attorneys, you will get nothing less than comprehensive and compassionate representation. We create a customized legal strategy that will take into account all dynamics and particular facts in your case. We will be by your side, always responsive to your needs and questions. Our top priority is getting you a fair and just settlement so that you can move forward in your life. If you have been injured on someone else’s property in Georgia, give us a call at 678-392-1401. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation and provide you with advice and guidance on how to file your claim.