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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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Individuals and entities who own property in Cobb County have a responsibility to provide some protection to visitors, including paying customers. If you suffered injuries while on property owned by another person, it may be possible to recover compensation from the owner or their insurance company.

To learn about your options, it may be beneficial to contact a Cobb County premises liability lawyer before too much time passes. A personal injury lawyer could investigate and prepare evidence so it can be used in negotiations or at trial.

Understanding Premises Liability

Premises liability refers to the laws that make property owners and managers liable when someone suffers harm while on the property they control. Some of this law appears in statutes, but much of it is derived from prior case law.

When Liability Arises

Someone who owns or controls property is not automatically liable for everything that happens on their property. To recover compensation, an injured individual must demonstrate that the person who owned or managed the property was negligent in some way and that the negligence caused harm. A broken or slippery staircase, uneven flooring, or faulty electric circuitry are all examples of negligent property maintenance that may cause injury.

Classification of Visitors

While all property owners and managers owe a certain duty of care to those on their premises, the extent of the duty is largely determined by the status of the person on their property.

The highest duty of care is owed to those invited onto the property, either by express invitation or implied invitation. Customers entering a store, for instance, are considered invitees. A property owner or manager owes a duty to exercise ordinary care to keep the property safe. In most cases, this includes a duty to inspect periodically for hazardous conditions, so a Cobb County premises liability lawyer will want to present evidence to show that someone injured on the premises was an invitee.

People who are allowed but not invited onto the property, such as a salesperson, are considered “licensees.” If a property owner knows about a dangerous condition or has reason to know about a condition, the owner must warn about the danger or take action to correct the situation. However, the owner generally will not have a duty to inspect for potentially harmful conditions.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

The types of harmful conditions for which a property owner may bear responsibility are varied. They can include everything from physical hazards created by a storm to the danger of criminal conduct allowed by inadequate security measures.

Examples of situations where an injured person may recover due to premises liability include:

  • Slip and fall due to substances on the floor
  • Improperly stacked merchandise falling on customers
  • Falls due to uneven stair treads
  • Attacks enabled by lack of security fencing
  • Dog bites
  • Falls or injuries caused by inadequate lighting

A Cobb County premises lawyer could help demonstrate that an injury would not have occurred if the owner had taken proper steps to repair or warn about a dangerous condition.

Work with a Knowledgeable Cobb County Premises Liability Attorney

If you suffered injuries on another person’s property, you might be entitled to receive compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, future needs, pain and suffering, and other effects of the injury. The unique circumstances of each case make a difference in an owner’s liability, so it is essential to collect and preserve evidence before filing suit. An experienced Cobb County premises liability lawyer could help amass evidence and make a strong case for the recovery of damages. For a free case evaluation, call now.

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