Speaking to a Jonesboro premises liability attorney can help you determine if the property own is liability for your injuries and whether a premises liability claim may be pursued. A property owner may be held liable for injuries that occur on their premises in four ways.
These four ways are:
- poor maintenance;
- hidden dangers; and
- known criminal activity.
If a property owner has a rental property, a business or any other property that can reasonably be expected to have visitors, it is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the property from falling into disrepair. As the premise deteriorates, all kinds of unnecessary risks may arise. For instance, leaking pipes may cause water or gas leaks, rotting stairs could create a falling hazard and termite-eaten beams could collapse. Those are just a few examples of how disrepair may affect a premises liability claim.
Poor maintenance may lead to similar problems as disrepair. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that his or her property is appropriately maintained in order to prevent injury to you, the visitor.
If a property owner knows of dangers that are not immediately visible or otherwise immediately detectable to visitors, the property owner must either fix the problem or post a warning on the property. If your injury was the result of a hidden danger on a property without a posted warning, you may be able to file a premises liability claim.
One basic standard that must be maintained by a property owner is security. If a property owner knows that previous criminal activity has occurred on the property, the owner must either increase security or warn visitors of the risk. Assault and rape are just two types of crimes that may occur in situations such as these.
If you feel that your injury was the result of any of the aforementioned circumstances, contact aJonesboropremises liability attorney today. With the help of the right attorney, you can gain the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages and cover other damages.
At the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, we work to recover compensation for any of the many injuries covered under Georgia state premises liability law. Contact us today for a free consultation: 404-474-0804.