When people visit someone else’s property – especially as business customers – they expect that the property will be in good condition, that it will be safe, and that they will not suffer injuries while they are there. Sadly, however, this does not always happen.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while you were present on someone else’s property or at a business, you might be eligible to assert a personal injury claim against the owner. A premises liability lawyer in Atlanta could assist you with filing your insurance claim or lawsuit and proving your eligibility for damages.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability cases do not just consist of slip and falls that occur on someone else’s property. Premises liability claims can also arise from any of the following:
- Negligent security concerns (e.g., when the accident victim is assaulted while on the premises owner’s property)
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Stairwell accidents
- Hotel accidents
- Falls from high places
If you have been injured in any of these types of accidents, you should speak with an Atlanta premises liability attorney who can investigate your case and help you take legal action.
Duty of Care
Property owners owe a duty of care to those individuals invited to visit their property. For example, if the accident victim is a business customer, the property owner owes a duty to warn of or correct all known defects on the property. They should also regularly inspect their property for unknown defects and take measures to correct them as soon as possible.
An attorney can help you determine whether the property owner owed you a duty of care and whether he or she likely breached that duty and should be liable for your losses.
Call a Premises Liability Lawyer in Atlanta
When property owners fail to maintain their properties in a safe manner, serious injuries can happen to unsuspecting victims. The personal injury law firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. can determine your rights and help you pursue a claim. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.