When you enter a restaurant, grocery store, hotel, department store, or airport, you are naturally not expecting to be injured. Unfortunately, accidents do happen because of unsafe conditions on properties. If this has happened to you, call Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC right away to schedule a free consultation with a Gwinnett County premises liability lawyer. Our Gwinnett County personal injury attorneys can assist you with a premises liability claim for compensation.
Why Choose Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC?
- We have in-depth knowledge of all personal injury matters and staff certified in medical coding, billing, counseling, and assistance.
- We are not intimidated by large companies in the courtroom. We will fight for the compensation you deserve, even if it means going to trial.
- We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs to you and never a fee unless we win your case.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that comes into play in personal injury claims. It involves an injury caused by a defective or unsafe condition on a property owned by a person or entity other than the injured party. Premises liability claims are based on negligence. To recover compensation, the injured person must show that the property owner was negligent – failed to use reasonable care concerning the property. Consult with an Atlanta premises liability attorney who can help you determine if a property owner acted negligently.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
A number of different types of accidents and injuries fall into the premises liability category. Examples include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents: Food, liquids, wax, oil, water, and other slippery substances on a floor or stairs create a risk for dangerous slip and fall accidents. Tripping accidents may be caused by debris in the walkways, loose or wrinkled carpeting, unmarked curbing or steps, and cracked or uneven walking surfaces.
- Dog bites: Owners of dogs with a history of biting or aggressive behavior may be held liable for dog bite injuries if they allow their dogs to run loose on their property or off a leash in public.
- Swimming pool accidents: Drowning, near-drowning, and submersion injuries can occur because of inadequate fences or barriers, inadequate markings and signage, untrained or inattentive lifeguards, pool drain entrapment, negligent child supervision, or lack of drowning prevention protocols.
- Elevator accidents: Serious injuries can result from elevators in disrepair. Elevators that fail to stop lined up evenly with the floor create tripping hazards leading to falls. Passengers entering or exiting an elevator can be struck or entrapped by malfunctioning doors. An elevator door that opens when the elevator is not actually there can cause an unsuspecting person to fall down the shaft. Passengers may be injured if an elevator drops abruptly and then suddenly stops.
- Inadequate security: A crime victim who was assaulted, abducted, or raped, for example in a hotel, apartment building, shopping mall, or hospital, may have a premises liability claim against the property owner for failing to provide adequate security. In this case it is best to contact a Gwinnett County a negligent security attorney to hold a negligent property owner accountable.
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Under the Georgia Code, Section 51-3-1, property owners have a legal responsibility to exercise ordinary care to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors who are approaching, exiting, or present on the property. If you have been injured on someone else’s property because of an unsafe condition existing on the premises, contact a Gwinnett County Premises Liability attorney with Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC as soon as possible. We can explain your options under the law. If you are unable to call you can fill our online contact form and we will get in touch with you.