They Have An Obligation To Provide A Safe Environment
Many things that can make a home, business or property unsafe. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due the negligence of the owner or occupant, a knowledgeable and experienced legal team of personal injury attorneys can provide guidance to help you determine if you have a valid claim.
With offices in Summerville, the law firm of Cook & Connelly has extensive experience serving our clients’ personal injury needs throughout Georgia, Tennessee and the greater Southeast. Our lawyers and staff enjoy a reputation among clients and legal colleagues for honesty, integrity and commitment. Contact us to hear how we fight for your interests in a courtroom or during negotiations to help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
The All-Too-Common Slip-, Trip-And-Fall Injuries
One of the most common examples of premises liability involves instances of slip, trip and fall. These can include severe injuries to the head, neck or back or perhaps a lesser injury to the ankle, leg or knee. Common examples of this neglect include the following:
- Unkempt property
- Water spillage
- Uneven pavement or floor
- Raised thresholds
- Poorly marked steps
- Building code violations
- Misleveled elevators
- Dog bites
This can mean that the owner or occupant does not take proper care to ensure the safety and well-being of guests. Negligence comes in many forms, including:
- A victim was injured in a criminal assault due to a lack of security.
- A victim was injured by an animal bite.
- A victim was injured on unsafe recreational equipment.
- A victim was injured by an improperly operating escalator or elevator.
Like other states, Georgia law requires that commercial entities and homeowners take proper care to ensure the safety of visitors invited to or lawfully visiting their premises. It also applies, to a lesser degree, to trespassers and licensees.