Georgia Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorney
Property owners in Georgia have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their properties. When they fail to meet this responsibility, it can often result in serious accidents and injuries. Premises liability is a very complex area of the law and it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer about your rights if you have been injured in an accident on someone else’s property.
With more than 20 years of experience, The Casto Law Firm has successfully handled many cases that have come out of falls, store accidents, negligent security cases and other accidents on dangerous properties. We can properly assess what happened and answer the important questions about whether pursuing a claim is in your best interest.
Columbus Premises Liability Attorney
Common causes of accidental injuries on premises such as retail stores, apartment buildings, and office buildings include:
- Trips on floor mats, rugs, broken sidwalks
- Failure to properly maintain entryways during inclement weather
- Poor lighting
- Slippery floors
- Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
- Defective stairs
- Broken interior and exterior steps
- Failure to provide adequate security
- Building code violations
An experienced premises liability attorney can move quickly and diligently to perform all aspects of investigation and legal analysis to determine who can be held responsible for the accident and injuries.
Types of Premise Liability
- Failure to Maintain: The owner or occupying of a property has the duty to maintain it’s premises and the approaches to the premise, in a safe condition. Failure to do so, could lead to an injured person and liability is imposed on the property owner or occupier.
- Failure to Warn of a Dangerous Condition: Likewise, the owner or occupier of a property has the duty to warn of a dangerous condition. In a situation where the owner or occupier has discovered, or should have discovered, dangerous condition and has not yet repaired the condition; the owner or occupier must properly and effectively warn the public of the dangerous condition.
- Inadequate Security: These cases often bring the most serious injuries because a person of our community has been the victim of a violent crime, such as robbery, rape, aggravated assault or homicide. Liability can be imposed on the property owner or occupier for failing to provide adequate security despite being on notice of the potential criminal conducting the need for security provisions and failing to effectively provide adequate security to its customers.
- Slip and Fall: Liability is imposed on the property owner or occupier when a customer trips or slips, falls and is injured for things such as: insecure rugs/mats, slippery floors, uneven floors and defective or missing handrails.
Speak With The Casto Law Firm in Georgia
If you have been involved in an accident on another’s property in Georgia, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney at The Casto Law Firm as soon as possible. Call our office toll free at 706-940-4030 to schedule a free initial consultation. There are no fees if there is no recovery.