In the city of Atlanta, inadequate lighting can cause an accident which results in severe injury. Any owner of a property is required to keep that property safe for visitors. If an owner is aware of a hazard or danger that could potentially cause injury to another, they are responsible for making repairs or remedies to the property. This includes installing proper lighting.
When a person is injured on a property because lighting was not adequate, they may choose to file suit against the property owner. Once visitors are invited onto a property, the owner has the legal duty to ensure that the premises are maintained in a safe condition and to warn people of possible hazards that they would not become aware of on their own.
Any business owner or landlord must ensure that a building and its surrounding area is adequately lit. When a visitor suffers some type of injury on a property because the grounds were not properly lit they may have the grounds for a successful lawsuit if they can prove that:
- The owner should have known or did know about the danger;
- The owner did not remove or repair the danger;
- The injury sustained was a direct result of the negligence of the owner;
- The victim suffered damages as a result of the injury
If an injury you suffered was due to inadequate lighting, contact an attorney experienced in personal injury law. An attorney can review the details of your accident and advise you of the options available to you.