Were You Injured On Dangerous Private Property?
When you invite guests into your home or otherwise onto your property, you intuitively understand that you have a responsibility to keep them safe and to warn them about any dangers that exist. This isn’t just common courtesy; it is also a legal responsibility that all property owners share.
Unfortunately, owners of commercial properties or homeowners fail to meet this important duty of care, guests can be seriously injured or even killed. If you were hurt as a result of the negligence of a property owner in Georgia, Kuveikis Law, P.C., can help you seek full and fair compensation in a premises liability lawsuit.
Common Examples Of Property Accidents And Injuries
Premises liability claims can be brought against nearly any property owner, but the most common defendants are often retail establishments, restaurants and rental properties like apartment complexes. Examples of accidents and injuries include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents, leading to broken bones and traumatic brain injuries
- Trip-and-fall accidents caused by poorly placed merchandise, uneven flooring and other hazards
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents, including drownings
- Burn injuries from fires and explosions
- Scalding injuries from malfunctioning water heaters and plumbing issues
- Falls from height (related to broken railings and balcony collapses)
Inadequate Security Is Negligence Too
Owners of commercial property are responsible for providing appropriate security measures and/or personnel, particularly if they are located in a known high-crime area. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable for injuries or deaths stemming from assaults, robberies and other crimes. You can read more about these types of cases on the negligent security litigation page.
Proving Negligence In A Premises Liability Claim
Getting hurt on someone else’s property is not automatically grounds for a legal claim. Instead, you and your attorney will need to prove the following elements:
- That a hazard or dangerous condition existed on the property
- That the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard/condition and had the opportunity to correct it but failed to do so
- You suffered injuries and other damages as a result of the hazard/condition
My firm is exclusively focused on personal injury law, and I bring over 15 years of experience to each client and case. I have helped many clients obtain appropriate compensation for their injuries, and I can help you, too.
Discuss Your Case With An Attorney For Free
With offices in Duluth and Cornelia, Kuveikis Law serves clients in the North Metro and throughout Georgia. If you were injured on dangerous private property, contact me to discuss your legal options in a free initial consultation. You can email the firm or call 678-541-7669.