Have You Suffered An Injury Due to Another Property Owner’s Negligence?
If you are injured on another person’s property or another company’s property, it can be the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. As a GA personal injury attorney can tell you, these accidents happen more often than you think and can have dire effects for the rest of your life. You may not be able to go to work for weeks, face costly and invasive procedures, or experience longer daily pain than expected. If this affects you, contact a personal injury attorney right away to help you with the filing.
How does Georgia law define liability for premises?
Premise liability refers to situations in which a person is injured or killed because they were on property in danger that another person possessed. Under Georgian law, victims can bring liability claims against landlords, homeowners, retailers, property managers, franchises or other government agencies who have failed to keep their property free from negligence problems.
What does Georgian law require from homeowners and commercial companies?
While this is not always the case due to the person’s right to be on the property in question, it is the responsibility of most owners to ensure that their property is reasonably free and free of any hazards or problems that could cause harm to others. If they fail to do so, that home or property owner is open to the possibility of legal action. These lawsuits all relate to the basic requirement that a visitor to a legal property has a certain expectation of security. Hazardous conditions can increase the risk of serious accident or injury and resultant lawsuit in which the owner may be held responsible.
According to Georgian Law OCGA 51-3-1, homeowners and businesses are required to keep their property reasonably safe for any invitee when they approach, exist or are on the property. It is worth noting that this protection applies to invited people, that is, to those who have been allowed to lawfully enter the property. For example, a tenant is an invitee to a landlord’s property and therefore the landlord must ensure that the property is reasonably safe for that tenant.
14 most common types of liability claims
Most people don’t realize that there are many different types of property liability cases. All are protected by the umbrella concept of liability law and the nature of the dangerous conditions that may exist on a person’s property. The most common types of incidents are:
- The dog bites
- Smoke detector defective
- Contaminated pool water
- Improper fire protection
- Broken stairs
- Unmarked steps
- Uncleaned dirt or icy sidewalks
- Unsafe escalators
- Incorrectly aligned elevators
- Cracked and uneven sidewalks
- Violations of building regulations
- Unmarked danger areas
- Falling goods
- Broken handrails
What should you do if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence in maintaining a safe space?
Slipping and falling or otherwise injured on someone else’s property can put a strain on your relationship as you seek the compensation you deserve when it comes to a personal friend. But if it is a major accident, you are the one dealing with the aftermath of the incident and subsequent medical bills. Homeowner or liability insurance is widely used to provide victims with the help and money they need to get on with their lives and treat their injuries. It is important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that you are clear about your rights and can review the type of compensation you may be entitled to.
In the case of a company, the ramifications of filing an injury case are less personal, but no less stressful overall. You need to make sure that you are working with a personal injury attorney who is experienced with these cases so that you can feel confident about taking over a business. It’s not uncommon for a company to try to dissuade you from filing a claim by making you believe that getting compensation will be harder than it is true. Protect your rights by examining your options at the beginning of the case.
Contact Greathouse Trial Law, LLC
Founded by Atlanta-based attorney Riah Greathouse, Greathouse Trial Law has helped numerous Georgia victims injured on someone else’s dangerous property. We will handle your case with care and compassion so you can focus on your medical recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your victim compensation. We know what it takes to explore all possible solutions in your case and we want to help you make it clear what to expect.
Liability law can be complex, even if your injuries are obvious. It is important to have the support of the right personal injury attorney to guide you through the process of fighting for compensation. Schedule a free consultation with our office at 678-310-2827 today to learn more about how you can protect your interests and your right to compensation.
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