Michael is experienced in litigating premises liability injury cases and represents people who are injured in slip/trip and fall accidents and represent victims of crimes, rapes and assaults in negligent and inadequate security lawsuits.
What is premises liability?
The term premises liability covers a wide range of lawsuits. The owner or operator of a property has a legal duty under Georgia law to exercise ordinary care to keep the property safe for people visiting the property. If the owner or operator of a property does not keep the property in a safe condition and you are injured, you may have a premises liability case.
Examples of premises liability cases
The most common premises liability case is someone who’s injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Slip and fall cases are usually caused by a liquid on the floor of a business, such as water on the aisle of a grocery store. These are called foreign substance or liquid cases. Trip and fall cases are usually caused by a defect like uneven stairs or a curb in a parking lot that someone failed to see and walked into. These are called static defect cases.
Another common premises liability case is a defective or dangerous condition on the property that injures someone. Examples of dangerous or defective conditions include steps that break when someone walks down them, a deck that collapses with guests on it and malfunctioning elevators or escalators.
Negligent and inadequate security lawsuits are another example of a premises liability case. The owner or operator of a business or apartment complex has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent crimes and criminal activity from occurring on the property. If the business or apartment complex does not do so and someone is assaulted, killed or raped on the property, the victim may have a premises liability lawsuit against the business or apartment complex.