If you suffered a sudden, life-altering injury, you are probably concerned about your future. In addition to worrying about whether your physical and emotional wounds will ever fully heal, you might be concerned with how you will pay for your quickly mounting medical bills. You might also be struggling to pay your regular monthly bills, particularly if you can no longer work. A skilled personal injury attorney might be exactly what you need right now to move on after a premises liability claim.
If this injury happened while you were on another person’s property, you might wonder what your legal rights and options are. In some circumstances, the property owner could be legally liable for paying for some or all of your losses. A Macon premises liability lawyer could answer all of your questions and advise you on what steps to take.
How Premises Liability Suits Work
Property owners and caretakers have a legal duty to maintain their property. The property does not have to be kept in perfect condition but it does need to be maintained in a reasonably safe condition for their invitees and guests. Owners need to periodically check on their properties to see if there are any dangerous or unsafe conditions. If they discover any hazards, they need to remove that hazard within a reasonable period of time. If they do not have enough time to fix the problem, they need to clearly warn guests and invitees of the potential risk.
Even if the property owner does not have actual knowledge of the hazard, a local court could deem that they had constructive knowledge of a hazard if a reasonable property owner could have discovered the threat during a routine property inspection. If a guest suffers an injury due to that hazard, the property owner could be legally responsible under the theory of premises liability.
If a claimant has a question about whether their accident could lead to a valid claim, a Macon dangerous property lawyer could help.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
Any time a person gets hurt while at another person’s home or business, it could possibly trigger a premises liability suit. Most commonly, these lawsuits follow injuries that occur as a result of the following:
- Industrial accidents/explosions
- Amputations from improper guarding, installation or maintenance of equipment
- Maintaining a hazard within the right of way, endangering the motoring public
- Hidden perils causing death, amputation, or dismemberment
- Inadequate lighting or security that could lead to assault
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Drownings or near-drownings, often from residential pools that have inadequate fencing
- Attractive nuisances
- Animal attacks such as dog bites
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals or gases
- Parking lot accidents
- Slip and falls
A dedicated team of seasoned professionals could investigate the accident to determine exactly what happened. They know where to look to find the most relevant evidence and they know the right questions to ask. A premises liability lawyer in Macon could meet with eyewitnesses to the accident to learn what they observed, and interview other people who have knowledge of the property to learn more about the hazardous condition.
For example, in the event of a slip and fall accident over a pothole in a grocery store parking lot, an experienced attorney could speak with customers who witnessed the accident, as well as store employees who would know how long the pothole was there.
Macon Personal Injury Lawyers at Childers & McCain, LLC Fight Hard for Victims with Premises Liability Claims
A devastating injury can set you back financially. If you suffered that injury while at someone else’s home or place of business, you should not have to bear all of the costs of that injury. A Macon premises liability lawyer at Childers & McCain, LLC could help you determine if the property owner is legally and financially responsible for the costs of your injury. Get in touch with us today by calling 478-254-2007 or use our online contact form.