As we go about our general day-to-day lives, we have a reasonable expectation that all the public and private places we visit provide a safe environment — an environment where we do not expect to be injured.
In fact property owners, non-owner residents, and property managers have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for people who are on their premises. This responsibility helps forms the legal theory of what is known as “premises liability,” which holds owners, residents, and managers liable for accidents and personal injuries that occur on their property when it can be proven that they knew about or should have known that a dangerous condition or defect existed and failed to take reasonable steps to fix that condition.
Different Defects or Dangerous Conditions Result in Premises Liability Claims
There are many types of accidents and injuries which occur that may result in a potential premises liability claim. An accident involving premises liability may happen in a retail store, an apartment building, an amusement park, and many other public and privately owned places. Premises liability accidents may result from a number of different defects or dangerous conditions including:
- Slip & fall accidents from water, spilled food, snow & ice
- Unprotected holes, uneven surfaces, cracks in the sidewalk
- Unmarked stairs & steps
- Defective stairways, floors, balconies & decks
- Poor building maintenance
- Dog bites & animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Injuries, assaults, sexual assaults & wrongful death from negligent security
- Injuries resulting from inadequate lighting
- Falling merchandise in stores
- Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals
- Inadequate training and supervision of employees
If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury due to premises liability you should consult with an Atlanta personal injury attorney. There you can discuss the details of your personal injury claim, learn about your legal rights, and be informed about what options are available to you.
East Point & Vinings Premises Liability Attorney
Vinings personal injury attorney Joel Baskin offers a free initial consultation to discuss your premises liability claim. Premises liability claims can be complex, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help to document your injuries and gather proof that your injuries were the result of the negligence of another. Schedule a consultation about your personal injury claim and let Joel review your case and explain what he can do for you.
Contact Joel Baskin, your Atlanta & East Point premises liability attorney who has been serving the Metro Atlanta area for over 20 years with two convenient offices in East Point and Vinings. Call today for a free initial consultation!
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