Atlanta Premises Liability Lawyer
In 2012 and 2013 alone, the Atlanta premises liability lawyers at Shiver Hamilton have achieved numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for victims injured at unsafe properties. Owners of property and businesses have a duty to protect their customers and tenants from unreasonable dangers. Georgia law requires these individuals and entities take minimum steps to learn of dangerous conditions on their property and to correct those dangers so their customers and tenants do not get hurt. When the property owner does not correct the unsafe condition and someone is injured, the injured person may have a claim. These types of cases are generally called “premise liability” claims.
It is important to remember that just because someone is injured on someone’s property does not mean the property owner or operator is at fault. It is necessary to show that (1) the business owner had prior knowledge of the hazard and (2) that the business owner did not take reasonable steps to correct the hazard.
There are generally two types of premise liability claims: (1) negligent security and (2) physical injury because of hazard (slip and fall, falling merchandise).