In the city of Atlanta, there is a legal concept known as premises liability that may be included in some personal injury cases. When an injury is caused by some hazard or defect on another’s property, a person can file a lawsuit, seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more.
Not every injury that occurs on someone’s property qualifies for a lawsuit. Some accidents are simply accidents. A property owner or manager must have been negligent in maintaining the property in a safe manner for a victim to have a successful lawsuit.
A victim must be able to show that the property owner or manager had a duty to maintain the property, that the owner or manager was made aware of the hazard, that the hazard was not repaired, and that the hazard was a direct cause of the injury or accident that led to the injury.
There are several types of cases that can be classified as premises liability, these include:
- Slip and falls
- Security negligence
- Inadequate maintenance
- Defective conditions
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Flooding or water leaks
- Chemicals or toxic fumes
These are just a few examples of the types of lawsuits that are filed under the umbrella of premises liability. Any person who is injured on someone’s property should consult an attorney experienced in premises liability law to determine if they are entitled to compensation. If a property owner is found to be negligent, they can be held legally liable to make remedy for damages incurred in an accident.