Did you know that all property owners in Georgia have a legal obligation to keep the premises safe for visitors? That means every retail store, grocery store, public building, or restaurant that you go to. These property owners have a duty of care to keep visitors safe while they are on the property.
Unfortunately, there are many instances in Fairburn where property owners fail to meet their duty of care. The result is visitors who suffer injuries due to unsafe conditions outside of their control.
At the Embry Law Firm, we have worked with numerous clients who have suffered injury while visiting someone else’s property. We have experience managing a variety of premises liability claims, including those involving:
Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of premises liability claims. Slip and fall accidents are caused by:
Swimming pool accidents are an unfortunately common cause of death among children 14 and younger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 10 people die every day due to accidental drowning. These accidents happen in swimming pools, but can also happen in lakes or any body of water.
Dog bite injuries are a form of personal injury, and fall under premises liability if the injury occurs on someone else’s property. For example, if you are attacked by a neighbors dog while visiting them. Also, dog owners can be held liable for your injuries if they have neglected to keep their dog under control.
Negligent security claims arise when someone is physically attacked while on someone else’s property. If a hotel, apartment, shopping mall, or retail store fails to have adequate lighting and security, and you are assaulted or robbed, then the property owner may be held liable. Situations where a property owner may be negligent include:
Elevators and escalators that are defective or improperly maintained can cause serious injuries to those utilizing them. Property owners are required to maintain elevators and escalators, including having them properly inspected, serviced, and kept up to code. Failing to do so can lead to injuries due to:
Premises liability claims can be complicated. As a plaintiff, you have the burden of proving your case. That means that you must gather evidence to support your claim that your injuries are the result of the property owner’s negligence. To prove your claim, you must prove that:
After suffering an injury, the last thing on your mind is proving that you are injured. Nevertheless, Georgia law requires that you, the victim, prove your claim. This is why it is so important to contact a premises liability lawyer as soon as possible.
At The Embry Law Firm, we can help you gather evidence and build a case that proves your claim. We work with our clients every step of the way. Our goal is to offer legal guidance and support so that you can focus on your physical recovery while we focus on your legal recovery.
To find out how our Fairburn premises liability lawyer can help you, schedule a free consultation by calling 844-443-6279.