Georgia premises liability laws hold property owners and operators responsible for dangerous conditions on their premises liable for the injuries that are caused by those conditions. For example, if you slip and fall at a grocery store or restaurant, premises liability law might hold the store or restaurant legally responsible for your injuries, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes the fall might occur because there is a spill on the floor that is not removed or there is an unsafe condition like an uneven floor or carpet that isn’t properly maintained. Or you might be walking to your car at an apartment parking lot and you are assaulted, in that instance the apartment complex owner might be held responsible for failure to provide adequate lighting or other security. Charles Scholle is an Atlanta slip and fall accident attorney with more than two decades of experience in representing clients who have been seriously injured due to the negligence or willful acts of property owners or managers. He founded Scholle Law and has built a team of skilled lawyers, paralegals and other professionals that service our clients with the utmost care and concern.
In addition to those mentioned, there are a number of common situations that might give rise to a premises liability claim. These include:
- Icy or wet walkways or stairs including public sidewalks around private property
- Lack of railings or handrails in high places or steep stairways
- Holes, cords and other hazards related to construction work
- Attacks by dogs and other domestic animals
- Exposure to toxic or dangerous materials
- An "attractive nuisance," such as an old refrigerator left outside
- Swimming pool that is not properly fenced
- Falling objects
- Negligent security at an apartment complex or hotel
Premises liability does not apply just to stores or restaurants -- it also applies to accidents at other businesses, in private homes and on government properties like parks and libraries. In order to file a successful premises liability claim, you must be able to show that the property's owner knew or should have known about the danger, had time to fix the problem or warn visitors, but did not. You must also show that you were taking reasonable care for your own safety. Premises liability law applies only to invited guests and visitors, including customers at a store; trespassers are generally not protected.Types of Injuries That Can Occur in Premises Liability Cases
Unlawful conditions on the property of another can cause serious injuries, including:
- Spine injury;
- Neck injury;
- Broken bones;
- Internal injuries;
- Head injury;
- Back injury;
- Scarring requiring plastic surgery;
- Children Injuries
As Atlanta slip and fall accident attorneys, we know that when property owners fail to correct serious and clear hazards, they are legally responsible for any injuries that result (including injuries from criminal assaults). Victims have the right to sue those property owners for compensation for their injuries as well as medical bills, lost wages from missed work and pain and suffering.
CONTACT THE SCHOLLE LAW TEAM NOW FOR A FREE PREMISES LIABILITY INJURY CONSULTATION by calling us at either of these contact numbers, in Atlanta at 770-717-5100 or at 866-972-5287
For over twenty years, Charles Scholle has represented victims seriously injured through no fault of their own, building a strong record of successful recoveries that enable clients to pay for medical care, be compensated for a serious loss and eventually get back on their feet. Because the Scholle Law team has many years of experience working with injured victims, we know they are often dealing with substantial financial losses and emotional upheaval as well as physical pain and disability.
When a property's owner or operator causes injury or disability due to failure to keep premises safe, the Atlanta slip and fall accident lawyers at Scholle Law are here to help. We will give you a completely free confidential consultation about your situation and let you know if you have a case. You can send a message online or email us. We are here to help you and your family in any way we can.
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