Protecting Your Rights, Wherever You Go
Whether they own a home, shop, or public land, property owners have a duty of care to anyone who visits their premises. These individuals and institutions must ensure the safety of their guests, tenants, patrons, and other invitees. Under Georgia premises liability law, any property owner who fails to uphold this duty of care will be responsible for any injuries or harms that occur on their premises. This means that if you are injured on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation.
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When you seek this compensation, however, you must prove the landowner's negligence, which can be difficult to do in some situations. That's why it's important to seek the help of an experienced lawyer such as Attorney Mark Casto from The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC.
What Are Some Examples of Premises Liability Cases?
For decades, our firm has been representing accident victims who were injured because of unsafe or dangerous conditions in or around residential homes, apartment buildings, commercial spaces, public venues, and other locations throughout Georgia.
We are a local legal team and deeply familiar with all relevant laws and statutes.
Some of the most common premises liability cases we've handled include those involving:
- Slips and falls
- Snow and ice
- Inadequate building security
- Amusement park accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pools and drowning
- Water leaks or flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
- Dog bites
Whether you were harmed while visiting a friend, dining out, or shopping, we can help you hold the appropriate parties responsible. We also handle attractive nuisance cases, in which children are harmed after being lured onto someone else's property by an interesting hazard like an aggressive animal or unsupervised pool or fountain.
How Can I Prove a Premises Liability Case?
To receive compensation for your injuries in a premises liability case, you must prove that the property owners or manager acted negligently or failed to act in a way that resulted in harm.
One of the following statements must also be true to determine liability:
- The dangerous condition was caused by the property owner or an employee of the property.
- The property owner knew about the dangerous condition, but no action was taken to remedy the situation.
- As a property owner or manager, the person in charge should have discovered the dangerous condition and remedied it as part of their duty to take care of the property and its guests.
For example, consider a slip-and-fall accident. If you slip on a wet floor in a restaurant after waitstaff has mopped, you can assert that the property owner failed to warn you and that an employee of the property caused the dangerous condition. Unless the owner put out yellow safety cones or otherwise alerted you to the hazard, you will have a strong case and a good chance for compensation.
Sometimes, defendants will try to point out your behavior to shirk responsibility. If you were talking on the phone when you slipped, for instance, opposing counsel could assert you were not paying attention. In these situations, our firm will help you clarify fault and point out exactly what acts or omissions caused your accident and injury.
Our attorney, Mr. Casto, has over two decades of litigation experience to help you with your case. He gets to know you and your goals before we even file suit, so you can pursue exactly what you want to get out of your case.
As a firm, we also have the investigative resources to determine the exact cause of your accident and the skill to hold the liable party accountable for your injuries.
Speak with Our Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer
It's never too early to talk to an attorney about your premises liability case.
Take advantage of our free, no-obligation, Strategy Session to help you get started. Once we get a chance to meet you and show you our compassionate, accessible legal care, we are sure you will want to put your case into our capable hands.
We are here for you every step of the way. Let's start together by taking the first leap forward: discussing your case and deciding the best course of action.