Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that individuals are not injured on their property. As such, owners can be held liable for damages as a result of their failure to remove obvious hazards on their property and for negligence in failing to exercise due care to remedy other conditions.
In addition to the traditional claim for injuries due to the property owner’s failure to exercise care, property owners can be held liable for injuries to persons as a result of the acts by unrelated third parties. For instance, apartment, hotel, mall, park, and store owners can be held liable for the negligent acts by certain subcontractors and for acts of violence by third persons when the owner had notice of similar problems but failed to take reasonable steps to prevent harm to victims. Common examples of claims against property owners are due to:
- Falling objects
- Preventable slips and falls
- Failing to inspect for hazards
- Failing to fix known hazards (mold, asbestos, faulty structures, etc.)
- Violence caused by third parties (assault, battery, robbery, rape, etc.)
- Failure to provide adequate security
- False imprisonment & false arrest
If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured while on the property of another, we have the skill and experience to help you secure a money judgment for your injuries. Get a free case evaluation and let us put our experience and talents to work for you.
Atlanta Personal property attorney and Commercial property attorney, S. Carlton Rouse provides services for various types of property and real estate issues and practices in Atlanta, Georgia. Representation for issues related to personal and commercial property. Atlanta product liability attorney for dangerous and defective products in Atlanta, Georgia. Civil Litigation representation for product liability claims, property owner’s negligence, tort liability, and class action claims. Rouse & Co., LLC provides criminal defense, civil litigation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and business litigation services in Metro Atlanta cities such as Snellville, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Tucker, Norcross.