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Premises Liability

Property owners have a duty to visitors to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If you have been injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. Contact Brodhead Law, LLC today to find out if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

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  • We have been representing seriously injured people for more than 20 years, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our success rate is more than 99 percent.
  • As trial lawyers, we are ready and willing take these cases to trial to seek the compensation you deserve, and the insurance companies are aware of our track record of success in court and understand they will be dealing with powerful adversaries.
  • Our attorneys are well-versed in premises liability law and thoroughly prepare our cases. We invest the time and effort needed to understand defense strategies and prove liability and damages.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that comes into play when a visitor on someone else’s property is injured because of a hazardous condition existing on the property. Most premises liability claims are based on negligence. To win the case, the injured party must show that the property owner was negligent or failed to use reasonable care in keeping their property reasonably safe.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Different types of personal injury claims can be considered premises liability cases. Examples include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Building fires
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Negligent security
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Falls from balconies or terraces

What Are the Factors of a Premises Liability Claim in Georgia?

To have a premises liability case in Georgia, the following factors must exist:

  • The defendant (responsible party) must be the owner or occupier of the premises
  • The plaintiff (injured party) must be an invitee (express or implied) who is on the property for a lawful purpose
  • The accident must have been caused by the property owner’s failure to exercise ordinary care for the premises

What Are Invitees?

Invitees are individuals allowed on premises to conduct business with the owner or occupier. Under state law, property owners have the highest duty of care to invitees. Examples of invitees include:

  • Hotel guests
  • Restaurant customers
  • Shoppers at retail outlets
  • Attendees at sporting events

What Is a Property Owner’s Duty to Invitees?

Property owners have a duty to invitees to inspect the premises for hazards and correct them or warn of their existence. When a property owner knows of a danger on the premises but fails to correct it or warn visitors, the property owner may be liable for resulting accidents and injuries to guests on the premises.

Establishing Property Owner Liability

To hold a property owner liable for injuries caused on the premises, you must establish that the owner had some knowledge of the dangerous condition. This knowledge may be demonstrated by showing that the property owner created or knew of the hazard and took no action to correct it. Knowledge may be inferred if the hazardous condition existed for long enough that the property owner must have known about it.

Contact Brodhead Law, LLC

If you have been injured because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, your best course of action is to speak with a premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. Call Brodhead Law right away. We can tell you if you have a premises liability claim for damages against the property owner.