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Macon Premises Liability Lawyers

Did you slip and fall or get hurt on someone else’s property? Property owners have a responsibility to protect visitors. They have a duty to keep their home, land, or business reasonably safe. Visitors must not be subjected to an unreasonable risk of harm.

At Adams Law Firm in Macon, our premises liability attorneys and personal injury lawyers can help you hold negligent parties responsible and get compensation for your injuries.

Georgia Property Owners: Their Duty To Keep Land Safe

Sometimes referred to as slip-and-fall cases, the term “property liability” or “premises liability” covers cases surrounding a property owner’s failure to keep their land safe. There are any number of common property defects that might qualify for a premises liability lawsuit, including:

  • Cracked or uneven sidewalks
  • Poor lighting on a walkway or in a stairwell
  • Broken stairs/railing
  • Obstacles on floors
  • Absence of adequate security
  • Falling merchandise
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites

In addition, if a person is attacked, robbed, or assaulted on someone else’s property, the landowner could be held liable for a negligent security claim. In a negligent security case, the victim must prove that the owner should have implemented better security measures.

However, a property owner may not be liable just because someone has been injured. In order to prove liability, the injured person has to prove that the owner was negligent and that the injury was the result of the owner’s negligence. These cases can be challenging to prove in a court of law.

Who Is Considered A Visitor To A Property?

According to Georgia law, property visitors fall into one of three legal categories:

  • Invitees: Invitees include customers in a store and guests at a birthday party in someone’s home.
  • Licensees: A licensee includes social guests or salespeople calling on the property owner. These visitors enter the property for their own purposes.
  • Trespassers: A trespasser is someone who is on the owner’s property without permission (intentionally or by mistake).

A property owner’s duty to protect visitors varies depending on what type of visitor was injured. Property owners owe invitees the highest duty of care.

Do You Have A Premises Liability Case?

Many people are injured each year while on someone else’s property. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slips, trips, and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicle accidents as a cause of fatalities.

Georgia premises liability claims are full of complexities. If you or a family member has been injured or even killed in a fatal accident on someone else’s property, our experienced personal injury lawyers can evaluate your possible claim and advise you on any appropriate legal steps.

Consult A Georgia Premises Liability Lawyer For Free

Our personal injury lawyers offer prospective clients a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation and consultation. To schedule your free appointment, contact us through our website or call our office at 478-772-3939.