Premises Liability

What is premises liability, and why does it matter to you? 

Picture this. You're at the grocery store, walking down the aisle. Suddenly, with no warning at all, you slip and fall. Your wrist is broken. You have a massive contusion on your hip, and you have an excruciating pain shooting up your spine. What can you do? Should you be held responsible for your medical bills and other expenses associated with your injury?

Understanding Premises Liability and Product Liability in Georgia

State and federal regulations protect consumers from dangerous and/or defective products and properties. The designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a dangerous or defective product may be found liable if the defect was foreseeable or preventable.

Likewise, if a property owner does not take reasonable precautions to prevent accidents, they are to be held legally responsible in the event of an accident. In the case of a slip-and-fall case like the one we discussed earlier, premises liability laws come into play. You may be owed compensation to make you whole after an incident like this.

At McAleer Law, we have extensive experience handling product and property liability claims. Contact us today to get help with your personal injury claim. Consultations are always free.

Examples of Dangerous Products What is Involved in a Product Liability Case?

To have a successful outcome in a dangerous products or property case, you must prove:

  • The product that harmed you was either not suitable for sale, or not reasonably suited for its stated use
  • The product caused your injury
  • You suffered actual damages
What is Involved in a Property Liability Case?

If you are injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to recover damages from the property owner. Examples of negligence include:

  • Incorrectly stored equipment or object
  • Parking lots without adequate lighting
  • Improperly maintained stairwells
  • Wet floors that are not marked
  • Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
  • Construction areas that are not protected

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