Were You Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
Premises liability comes into play when you suffer an injury because a property owner or manager failed to take reasonable precautions to protect people from obvious or known dangers. This can mean that someone did not make repairs, did not have sufficient lighting, did not fence in a pool or did not restrain a vicious dog. It can even relate to security. A hotel that has inadequate locks on the room doors can be liable if someone breaks into a room and harms someone else.
Premises or “property” can mean private property, such as a business or home, or public spaces, such as a university or parking lot.
By law, property owners need to ensure that their space is safe for residents and guests. If they fail to make reasonable efforts to protect people from known dangers, they can be found negligent in a court of law. If you believe that you have a premises liability case, please turn to Pratt Clay LLC for guidance. We will carefully examine the details of your case to establish liability and file a compensation-seeking injury claim as quickly as possible.
Georgia premises liability accidents can include:
- Attacks or assaults that happen in parking lots or in hotel rooms or shopping spaces
- Inadequate security or lighting that made an assault possible
- Shootings or stabbings
- Staircase /elevator/escalator accidents
- Dog bites or other animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents or drowning
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There Are Several Common Injury Types
There are a number of ways that you could be injured when another party is negligent. Here is a list of a few of the common injuries suffered by both adult and children victims in premises liability cases:
- A neck injury, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones from falling or an assault
- Internal injury
- Sexual trauma
- Deep bite, puncture wounds and permanent disfigurement
In some Atlanta premises liability cases, a perpetrator was able to attack and assault someone because the owner of the property was negligent. The property may have become attractive to criminals because the owner failed to provide proper lighting, left an entrance gate in disrepair or failed to provide on-site security to deter known criminal threats. If something like this happened to you, it is worth your time to talk to a lawyer about what happened and find out what your rights are and if you should pursue a case and compensation.
Atlanta Property Owners Have A Responsibility
According to Georgia law, owners of properties, particularly hotels and motels, have a duty to ensure that their property is safe for users or guests. An owner is “liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by their failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.” This law applies to anyone who is on the property legally. People who are committing crimes are not protected under this Georgia law. If you were hurt on someone’s property (or in a hotel, parking lot, store or restaurant, for example), you can pursue a case with the property owner or their insurance company. You can demand to recover the money you need to cover your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any lost wages or damage to your personal property.
What Is An Attractive Nuisance?
Children are curious. They are full of wonder and want to explore. Unfortunately, they do not always do as they are told. When a child sees something that looks like a play structure or is inviting, such as a shed full of tools or a swimming pool, they naturally seek it out. Sometimes, when the attractive thing is not appropriately locked up or fenced, in just seconds, tragedy can happen. This is why pools and other attractive structures are called “attractive nuisances.” It is also why insurance companies require that swimming pools be adequately fenced.
Do You Have An Attractive Nuisance Lawsuit?
Attractive nuisances in Georgia can include swimming pools, man-made ponds and fountains (excluding trees and ponds), pet animals, and play equipment such as jungle gyms and trampolines. If the property owner was negligent and someone got hurt, it is likely that the property owner is liable. The owner may be liable if:
- They were aware that their structure was attractive to children
- The structure was dangerous
- It was possible to keep children off the structure or property, even at a cost
- Precautions were not taken as they should have been
Property owners have a responsibility to keep the area safe for children by preventing children from being able to easily access the structure or attractive nuisance. If a property owner did not do this and a child got hurt or killed, there is a good chance they will be held liable, and their insurance company will have to pay damages.
We Have Recovered Over $100 Million For Accident Victims
In the past three years, the attorneys at Pratt Clay have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients. This accomplishment demonstrates our ability to obtain maximum compensation for those represented by our team of Atlanta premises liability attorneys. Our precision litigation strategy could make all the difference to your premises liability case.
We have access to an extensive network of industry professionals who strengthen our claims with their expertise. Should your case be taken to court, you can feel confident in knowing that attorneys Bradley Pratt and Chuck Clay have litigated cases in 25 different states across the country. We have also been recognized as the “Best Lawyers in America” by our peers.
Contact Pratt Clay LLC For Aggressive, Honest Legal Representation
We strive to deliver honest legal representation, from beginning to end. It does not matter if you are facing a catastrophic injury lawsuit or hope to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, we are here to help. We represent clients throughout the local community and all surrounding areas. As an established and proven firm, Pratt Clay LLC is upfront with you when assessing your situation to determine if you have a case. Expect nothing less than straightforward, trustworthy service from every member of our team. Call 404-566-9460 to move forward.
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