Georgia premises liability laws hold property owners and operators responsible for dangerous conditions on their premises liable for the injuries that are caused by those conditions. For example, if you slip and fall at a grocery store or restaurant, premises liability law might hold the store or restaurant legally responsible for your injuries, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes the fall might occur because there is a spill on the floor that is not removed or there is an unsafe condition like an uneven floor or carpet that isn’t properly maintained. Or you might be walking to your car at an apartment parking lot and you are assaulted, in that instance the apartment complex owner might be held responsible for failure to provide adequate lighting or other security. Charles Scholle is an Atlanta Georgia lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in representing clients who have been seriously injured due to the negligence or willful acts of property owners or managers.
Other common situations that might give rise to a premises liability claim include:
- Icy or wet walkways or stairs including public sidewalks around private property
- Lack of railings or handrails in high places or steep stairways
- Holes, cords and other hazards related to construction work
- Attacks by dogs and other domestic animals
- Exposure to toxic or dangerous materials
- An "attractive nuisance," such as an old refrigerator left outside
- Swimming pool that is not properly fenced
- Falling objects
- Negligent security at an apartment complex or hotel
Premises liability does not apply just to stores or restaurants -- it also applies to accidents at other businesses, in private homes and on government properties like parks and libraries. In order to file a successful premises liability claim, you must be able to show that the property's owner knew or should have known about the danger, had time to fix the problem or warn visitors, but did not. You must also show that you were taking reasonable care for your own safety. Premises liability law applies only to invited guests and visitors, including customers at a store; trespassers are generally not protected.Types of Injuries That Can Occur in Premises Liability Cases
Unlawful conditions on the property of another can cause serious injuries, including:
- Spine injury;
- Neck injury;
- Broken bones;
- Internal injuries;
- Head injury;
- Back injury;
- Scarring requiring plastic surgery;
- Children Injuries
When property owners fail to correct serious and clear hazards, they are legally responsible for any injuries that result (including injuries from criminal assaults). Victims have the right to sue those property owners for compensation for their injuries as well as medical bills, lost wages from missed work and pain and suffering.
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For nearly two decades, Charles Scholle has represented Georgians who were seriously injured through no fault of their own, building a strong record of successful recoveries that allows clients to pay for medical care, be compensated for a serious loss and eventually get back on their feet. Because he has so many years of experience working with injured victims, he knows they are often dealing with substantial financial losses and emotional upheaval as well as physical pain and disability. Our legal team makes sure our clients are well informed about their cases, but protected from the day-to-day details of litigation. Our law practice is focused on helping our clients win the best possible financial recovery.
If you or a loved one was injured through the carelessness of a property's owner or operator, Georgia premises liability lawyer Charles Scholle can help. We offer free confidential consultations to all potential clients.
Please contact us to schedule your legal evaluation by calling Scholle Law toll-free at 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100 or by sending a message online or by Email. We are here to help you.
For detailed information on what you can expect in litigation see: How a Personal Injury Case is Handled