Property owners and businesses alike have a duty to provide a safe environment for their visitors. When they fail to do so, and an individual is injured on the property owned or maintained by someone else, then the landowner or business may be held legally responsible for the visitor’s injuries, including the injured person’s medical expenses, pain & suffering, and lost wages.
Premises liability may arise from inadequate or absent security at a bar, night club or apartment complex. Inadequate or absent security may cause criminal conduct that results in a theft, shooting, or sexual assault.
Premises liability law can get very complex when it comes to issues of culpability and reasonability. You will need to prove that the premises’ condition posed some kind of reasonable risk of harm. You’ll also need to prove that the property owner or landlord was aware, or SHOULD HAVE been aware of the danger posed by the offending situation. You will then need to prove that the property owner’s negligence directly caused your injury (negligence can be as simple as a failure to act). If you think you have a premises liability case, call us for a consultation at (404) 759-0372.
Some common examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents due to spilled liquid or other trip hazard (when the facility should have reasonably discovered it by that point).
- Shock injuries or electrocutions due to naked cables and wires that have been left unattended.
- Drowning in a swimming pool caused by the lack of certain safety items such as a child-proof fence.
- Getting hit by falling objects on a Dallas construction site.
- Criminal activity due to inadequate security or lack of preventative measures.
- Being trapped in a burning building and not being able to access exit points or firefighting equipment.
- Being attacked by an owner’s dog.
- Exposure to toxins on a property such as noxious fumes or irritants.
If you think you have a premises liability case, call us for a consultation at (404) 759-0372.