Premises liability involves claims by a person who is injured on another personâ€™s property. The injured person may bring a claim against the owner or the person or business in control of the property at the time of the injury.
An owner isnâ€™t liable simply because an injury occurred on their property. Like much of personal injury law, proving that the owner was negligent is essential. The law requires property owners to keep their grounds reasonably free of hazards to others.Â When they fail to do so, people can get hurt or killed.
When this happens, victims and their families need to seek justice.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
Elevators, Escalators, Automatic Doors
When these devices suffer a mechanical failure, it is often due to a product defect, improper maintenance or inadequate inspections.
Shoppers in these establishments can be hurt when merchandise falls and lands on them.
Swimming Pool Accidents
An owner can be held liable for a guestâ€™s injury in a pool if the owner failed to provide proper equipment or supervision.
Poorly Maintained Grounds
Shoppers can be injured when they walk in store aisles that are not properly cleared of hazardous debris. The responsibility for maintain grounds often extends to the sidewalk in front of a property.
For those looking for more technical details, Fried Rogers Goldberg has also prepared a detailed guide about premise liability law in Georgia.
People who suffer injuries due to the negligence of others are often entitled to compensation for costs they incurred as a direct result of the incident. Expenses that may be recoverable in court include:
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Other losses
Contact Our Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to an unsafe condition on someone elseâ€™s property, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to have your claim evaluated. Our Atlanta, Georgia premises liability lawyers have extensive experience litigating all types of premises liability claims. Weâ€™ve helped many seriously injured clients obtain compensation from negligent property owners over the years.
Contact Fried Rogers Goldberg LLCÂ to schedule a free consultation today.