Injured on Someone Else’s Property? Get the Compensation You Deserve
Nobody expects to be injured when they go out for dinner, to see a movie or to do a little shopping. But unfortunately, accidents happen – and sometimes those accidents can have serious consequences. Sometimes, an accident is just that – an accident; but all too often, injuries occur as a result of the negligence of the property owner.
The owner of a property or business has an obligation to ensure their tenants and customers are safe while on their property. When they fail to take reasonable steps to ensure that safety, they can be held liable for damages when an accident occurs. That’s called “premises liability,” and what it means is that the owner knew or should have known there was a danger or hazard but failed to take steps to prevent an accident from occurring.
What Does Premises Liability Include?
Premises liability can include a wide range of issues, such as:
- Poor lighting
- Damaged or uneven sidewalks
- Staircase accidents
- Inadequate security
- Poor maintenance practices
- Tripping hazards
- Wet floors
- Electrocution and shocks
Slip and Fall Injuries
Among premises liability claims, slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types. Falls can cause lots of injuries, from lacerations and sprains to serious fractures and head and neck trauma. It’s not uncommon for a fall to result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical and therapy costs, not to mention lost wages.
Falling merchandise is another type of liability issue that can cause significant damage, especially during the busy holiday shopping season when overloaded shelves can be less than stable. A falling item can easily cause head and neck trauma and result in many thousands of dollars in related medical costs.
In recent years, negligent security has taken center stage as incidents of sexual assaults and even shootings have occurred on premises like apartment complexes and shopping malls that had not taken steps to provide adequate security. When these crimes occur, the focus is often restricted to the criminal aspects of the case, and while those aspects are obviously essential, it’s also important to receive compensation for the injuries and pain and suffering you experience as a result of the crime.
Protecting Your Rights
Recovering damages in a premises liability case takes skill and experience to gather evidence, build a case and present all the facts that support your case. Hiring an attorney with experience in premises liability cases is the best way to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you’re owed.
As a leading Marietta slip and fall attorney, Roger Ghai has significant experience in all types of property and premises liability issues, including negligent security. Ghai has helped hundreds of clients with premises liability issues recover damages to pay for their losses, and he’s ready to help you. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall or due to another hazard or security issue, the first step to getting your life on track is to work with an attorney who has your best interests at heart. Call the Law Offices of Roger Ghai today at (770)792-1000 and schedule your consultation.