If someone is injured on another person’s property, it must be proven that negligence of the property owner or unsafe conditions on their property caused the injury. Being injured on someone’s property is not enough to prove negligence or fault. You must show evidence that the owner was aware of the danger on the property (or should have been aware), and that they did not take sufficient actions to remedy the issue.
The legal team at Pope & Howard, P.C., a leading personal injury law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, understands the complexities around premises liability, and can help you with your case. Call for a free consultation, or read below to learn more about premises liability cases.
Types of Premises Liability Personal Injury Cases in Atlanta, GA
There are many different types of premises liability cases, including:
- Negligent security
- Slips and falls
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Theme park/amusement park accidents
- Dangerous chemicals
- Water leaks
- Poor maintenance of the property
- Defective equipment on the premises
- Standing water or ice on the property
Fault in a Georgia Premises Liability Cases
Typically, the fault of the property owner rests on the injured person’s status on the property at the time. States usually divide these up into three categories which include:
- Invitee. An invitee is someone who has been invited to the property. This can include friends and family, but also customers to a store. It may be simpler to prove fault in this category, because it’s assumed that when the property owner invites someone over, the property is reasonably safe and ready for visitors.
- Licensee. A licensee is someone who is on the property at the consent of the owner, but not necessarily at the express invitation of the owner (for example, a salesman). Again, because this is at the property owner’s consent, the property should be reasonably safe for all visitors.
- Trespasser. Trespassers are those who have not been invited to, nor given consent to be on, the property. Reasonable care of the property is not expected to the same degree because of the trespasser’s lack of permission to be on the property.
Contact Pope and Howard in Atlanta About a Premises Liability Case
Do you think you have a premises liability case in Georgia? If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s property, at the fault or negligence of the property owner, contact the premises liability lawyers at Pope & Howard in Atlanta, GA. Call 404-885-9999 or schedule a complimentary consultation online or at our Buckhead office.
With years of experience as trial lawyers, Marc Howard and Geoff Pope represent clients' interests who have been injured or treated wrongly due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered from any of the above wrongs, contact the experts at Pope & Howard P.C. to set up a free consultation. Contact us via our contact form or by phone: 404-885-9999.