When an individual or company takes ownership of a property, they also take on the responsibility of ensuring the safety of visitors who come onto that property. State and federal laws require property owners to keep land and structures at a level of safety so as to prevent injury. If you are injured on the property of an individual or a business, due to the owner’s failure to maintain the property, the property owner is liable for any expenses or financial losses you may experience due to that injury. A premises claim can get you the compensation you need to cover the financial impact an injury has on you and your family.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability goes beyond common negligence, such as leaving water on the floor or equipment in the way. The owner of a property is responsible for keeping all components of the property in safe working order, including stairways, elevators, doors, windows, and exterior features, such as gutters and parking lots. Some examples of premises liability cases include:
- Slips and falls due to unsafe walkways
- Falls on stairs due to neglect in care
- Electrocution due to faulty or exposed wiring
- Falls due to cracked sidewalks
- Parking lot assaults due to lack of sufficient lighting or security
Not every premises liability claim is due to the disregard of building or safety code violations. Even if a business or property owner follows every code, though, they can still be held liable for accidents that take place on their premises. It is the responsibility of a business owner to know when extra care is needed, and to take necessary precautions to ensure visitor safety.
Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney
When you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, due to an unsafe environment, you are entitled to compensation to cover your medical expenses, as well as current and future income lost due to the injury. A major injury can have a physical and financial impact on your life for many years, and there is no reason to suffer in silence.
Matthew Tully is an Atlanta-based attorney with more than two decades of experience in helping clients file premises liability claims and get the compensation they need to secure their financial presents and futures, and move on in their lives.