Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 5:44 am
When you visit a friend, run to the store for errands, or visit a restaurant for a night out you expect that the premises are safe for visitors. All too often, accidents occur on another person’s property, and a premises liability claim can arise if the property owner or occupier had a duty to keep visitors safe from hazardous or dangerous conditions. Some types of premises liability claims happen more often than others in the Atlanta area, and the knowledgeable premises liability attorneys at the law office of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. have the experience you need after an accident to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call the office or contact us today to learn more about your legal options.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises liability accidents. This type of accident occurs when there is a wet or slippery foreign substance on a floor that the property owner fails to warn about or clean up before a visitor steps and slips on it. Injuries can range from a minor sprain to serious broken bones and head injuries.
Trip and Fall
Trip and fall accidents are also common in premises liability claims. This type of accident occurs when a premises owner fails to fix uneven or broken surfaces that result in a visitor tripping and injuring themselves. A trip and fall accident can happen on flat surfaces, inclines, declines, or stairs.
A property owner or occupier can also be liable if inadequate security on their premises leads to an assault or other criminal harm on a visitor. Examples of inadequate security include a lack of fencing, missing or broken security cameras, inadequate lighting, and a lack of security guards.
Elevator accidents are another common premises liability claim in buildings where elevators are installed as an option to get from floor to floor. Failure to maintain elevators can lead to them getting stuck with passengers inside or closing on a person trying to enter or exit. This can lead to serious injuries for which the property owners are ultimately liable.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pool accidents are also quite common in the Atlanta area and are considered an attractive nuisance under premises liability law. Property owners and occupiers with swimming pools have a duty to keep children on the premises safe from drowning or suffering other injuries as a result of access to a swimming pool.
Finally, inadequate maintenance of a property can lead to a wide range of premises liability claims. Lack of maintenance can lead to broken stairs, torn carpeting, collapsing ceilings, electrocution accidents, fires, and more that can all injure visitors to the premises.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer Today
Have you or someone you know been injured while on another person’s property? If so, you may have a valid claim under premises liability law in Georgia. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact the law office of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.