Wrongful Death Due to Property Negligence
It is every property owner’s responsibility to provide safe and sanitary conditions for visitors, employees, guests, and anyone else who steps foot on the premises. When a property owner fails to provide conditions that a reasonable person in their position would naturally provide, their behavior can be considered negligent.
If this negligence leads to someone being fatally injured on their property, it may be grounds for a wrongful death premises liability lawsuit. The experienced legal team at Pope & Howard, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, specialize in trying wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases, and are here to help you. Read below for more information on wrongful death cases due to property negligence.
Common Causes for Wrongful Death Due to Dangerous Property Conditions
Premises liability cases involve all personal injury or death that occurs due to inadequate maintenance or unsafe conditions caused by a property owners negligent care and consideration. When a property owner fails to fulfill their duty to provide safe conditions, and someone is fatally injured as a direct result, that owner can be held financially liable for the harm that their actions caused the deceased and their family.
There are a variety of ways that a property owner’s inadequate maintenance or care could make a premises unsafe, as lead to a fatal accident. Some common examples of possible causes could include:
- Defective furniture, handrails, or safety equipment
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Snow and ice hazards
- Slip and fall risks
- Inadequate security
- Dog or animal bites
- Chemical or fume leaks
Persons or Entities Who Can Be Held Responsible for Dangerous Premises
Depending on the exact circumstances of a case, there are a variety of people and entities who could be held partially or fully liable in a wrongful death premises liability case. Some examples include:
- Building Owners
- Business Managers
- Corporate Entities
- Public Transit Authorities
- Government Entities
- Building Management Companies
- Rental Property Owners
- Renters of a House or Apartment
Possible Financial Compensation in Wrongful Death Due to Property Negligence
If negligent property conditions are found to be the cause of your loved one’s wrongful death, you may be entitled to receive financial damages for the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral and Cremation Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Income or Future Benefits
Contact Pope & Howard, P.C. About a Property Negligence Lawsuit
While no legal case can bring back your loved one, it can help offset the financial consequences that their death has on your family. It can also help ensure that the property owner is held accountable – which can help ensure that this tragedy does not happen again to another family.
We know it’s difficult to lose a loved one due to negligent care and maintenance of a building. Talk to the skilled wrongful death attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. if you are considering a wrongful death case. Call now or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.
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.