On Your Side After An Injury On Someone Else’s Property
Georgia property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for people they invite onto the grounds. This applies to private homeowners, apartment buildings and retail stores, alike. If a property owner’s negligence creates a dangerous condition on their property and leads to a visitor’s injury, that visitor could have a premises liability case against the owner.
At The Waycaster Firm, I help clients in Dalton and throughout the northwest part of the state in many types of personal injury cases. After more than 40 years of practice, I have seen just about every kind of personal injury case, including many premises liability cases.
What Is Dangerous Or Unsafe Property?
When you enter someone else’s property, you probably have certain expectations about its safety and likely are not looking for dangerous conditions. Examples of dangerous conditions and their potential accidents include:
- Slippery surfaces – A wet floor or spilled food could cause a slip-and-fall accident, resulting in bruises, strains and sprains and may even cause broken bones or a head injury.
- Tripping hazards – Loose floormats, uneven sidewalks and holes can cause someone to trip and fall, which may cause similar injuries to a slip-and-fall.
- Pools and bodies of water – Pools are a drowning hazard, of course, and owners must take proper precautions to prevent people from entering a dangerous situation, especially children.
- Inadequate lighting – This can cause multiple problems, both as a walking hazard and as a lack of security in a place where someone might be attacked.
- Falling debris – Items falling from store shelves or at a construction site can land on a person’s head and cause severe injuries, or even death.
- Animal attacks – Attacks from a person’s pet, like a dog bite, can actually happen anywhere, but the pet owner is responsible for controlling the animal.
These are only some common examples. If an owner knows of any dangerous condition, they must warn visitors of it or correct the problem. This is why you see signs up warning of a slippery floor when someone is mopping at a supermarket.
You Can Rely On My Experience
Whatever type of negligence your case involves, I have probably seen it. Whatever type of injury you have, I have probably seen it. I know what steps you should take, from your first to your last. You can count on my experience to guide you throughout the process. In addition, if you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, I have experience handling wrongful death cases.