Premises Liability Attorneys in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia
In Georgia, property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep the approaches and the premises safe for use by others. If you were injured on someone else’s property as the result of an unsafe or defective condition, you may recover damages by pursuing a premises liability lawsuit. Randall F. Rogers, PC can help you determine whether you have an opportunity to collect damages from the property owner and/or their insurance companies.
Grounds for a Premises Liability Lawsuit
First, we must believe that the property owner was at fault. How did the owner fail to meet its responsibility to keep the premises safe? Specifically, how did the unsafe condition cause you injury? We have the burden to prove at trial that the property owner knew, or should have known, that the property was not safe and that there was no warning about the dangerous condition. It is necessary to show that you did not know of the dangerous condition before you were hurt because of it. There is not an automatic right to receive money from an insurance company just because an individual is injured while on the property of another. The injury must have occurred because of the property’s defective nature, and you must be able to convincingly argue that you were not aware of the danger. So, for example, it becomes difficult to hold a property owner responsible for a defect that injured you if you had previously walked by it several times and it was something you should have noticed. We will take the time to meet with you to learn whether you have a good claim.
Slip and Falls
Typical slip and fall injuries include falls on broken steps, liquid that is allowed to remain for too long on a floor, unsecured rugs or ripped carpets, unexpected ice on a walkway, and bad lighting that makes a path treacherous.
You have the right to make a claim against the dogs’ owner or custodian if you can show that the individual with responsibility for the dog knew the animal was dangerous or that the animal was off leash.
Owners of buildings such as hotels, motels, and apartment complexes have a duty to take steps to secure access to the property. This may require installing locks on doors and windows, erection of a security gate, surveillance and alarm systems, and hiring security guards to prevent violent crimes from occurring on the property. An owner has a duty to protect against a likely danger, even if the injury or death is the result of a criminal attack.
Call our office today to schedule a time for us to meet and talk. (770) 590-0300