Accidents happen. Unfortunately, accidents and personal injury don’t always occur on your own property. In many cases, injury (or even death) can occur in an office, someone else’s home, a restaurant or bar, hotel, recreational facility, amusement park or retail center. Premises liability laws can offer the coverage you may need if you are injured a property that you do not own.
Premises liability is a legal concept that applies when a personal injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Most premise liability cases involve some level of negligence on behalf of the property owner, which can include acting out of carelessness or failing to adhere to the responsibilities of a reasonable property owner. However, this does not mean that any unsafe condition automatically deems the property owner negligent. The driving factor for success in a premises liability case is proving that the property owner failed to exercise reasonable care in terms of maintaining his or her property.
Types of Negligent or Unsafe Property Conditions
Many premises liability claims involve “slip and fall” accidents. Though very common, these cases can be challenging to litigate. It requires an experienced premises liability lawyer who understands the importance of investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident in order to hold the property owner responsible for the injuries incurred.
Not all premises liability cases involve a fall. Injuries can be triggered by a broad range of unsafe or dangerous conditions, including the following:
- Poor lighting
- Unsafe or narrow stairways
- Merchandise falling from shelving
- Wet or slippery floors
- Torn carpeting or unbalanced flooring
- Uneven sidewalks
- Building code violations
- Dog bites
- Defective furniture
- Wet or slippery conditions
- Defective or missing handrails
- Deteriorated/uneven sidewalks, parking lots, driveways or road surfaces
- Unfenced swimming pools
- Poorly supported decks/balconies
- Unsecured rugs/carpets
- Hidden cords
Contacting a Premises Liability Lawyer in Georgia
As with any personal injury case, premises liability requires thorough research and irrefutable evidence to back up your claim. An experienced Premises Liability Lawyer will work tirelessly to try and help you receive the fair compensation you deserve after your injury. Compensation may include the cost of lost wages, medical bills and physical therapy as well as your personal pain and suffering. Personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr brings nearly 30 years of experience protecting the rights of Georgia residents and proving negligence and responsibility in a broad range of premises liability cases. Contact our office today to start your personal injury claim.