When you or a loved one is injured because of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to collect damages to compensate for your injuries. Although it’s not possible to make every place you visit completely safe, owners are expected to take “reasonable precautions” to ensure the safety of people using the property. This applies to stores, business owners, landlords and homeowners.
Here are some examples of how premises can be dangerous and the types of accidents that can result:
- On roads – missing road signs, blind intersections, lack of snow plowing, and inadequate protection for road workers can lead to vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and work-related accidents.
- In apartment buildings – broken steps, unsecured swimming pools, inadequate lighting, and poor or absent door locks can lead to slip-and-fall accidents, drowning, and trespassing or break-ins that may involve assault or rape.
- In shops – poor retail layout and poorly constructed displays can lead to stumble-and-fall accidents and injury to young children who may not be easily visible to other customers.
- On construction sites – poorly-maintained equipment, unstable work surfaces, and defective electrical wiring can lead to burns, brain injury, neck injury, back injury and broken bones.
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Claims
Proving negligence is crucial to the success of your premises liability claim. The Atlanta premises liability attorney at Robbins & Associates, PC are experts in gathering evidence and testimony proving that reasonable precautions were not taken in the case of a dangerous premises injury. We have handled many of these cases, and we understand the complex issues governing these sophisticated claims.
If you are injured in an accident on someone else’s premises, it is important that you gather as much evidence as possible before the accident scene is tampered with or altered:
- Take a picture of the accident site so that any future changes or improvements do not adversely impact your case
- Make detailed notes about any conditions shown in your photos
- Present a written report to someone in charge on the premises
- Bring all of your observations and photos to your consultation with a Robbins & Associates, PC attorney
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If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’ property in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, please contact our experienced Atlanta premises liability lawyer today to schedule your free initial consultation with Robbins & Associates, PC.