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.
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.
Different types of personal injury claims can be considered premises liability cases. Examples include:
To have a premises liability case in Georgia, the following factors must exist:
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:
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.
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.
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.