Slip and Fall Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Premise Liability Attorney
If you have suffered a serious injury caused by the negligence of a premise owner, or the intentional acts of another on a business property, then you should contact Atlanta premise liability attorney Walter Gabriel to see if you are entitled to bring an action to secure compensation for the harm you suffered.
Premise owners in Georgia owe a responsibility to all people who visit their properties a duty to keep them safe while on their property. In Georgia, the law requiring this is set out as follows: “a proprietor’s duty to invitees is to ‘exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.’ O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1. This applies in many contexts, including slip-and-falls and situations where people are physically harmed by employees or other non-employees while on the property. Many situations apply under the category of premises liability – some include slips and falls and negligent security.
Civil claims for premise liability apply regardless of whether a person suffered an injury due to the wrongdoer’s intentional act, or whether the injury occurred as a result of purely ordinary civil negligence.
These claims occur in countless types of scenarios. A claim may occur when an offender attacks a person on the premises of any business that does not have adequate security. A claim can also occur when a person slips on water inside a store. Attorney Walter Gabriel has experience getting results for clients in their claims for premise liability. Contact the Law Firm of Walter Gabriel, LLC for comprehensive assistance with slip and fall and negligent security claims.
Attorney Walter Gabriel has experience getting results for clients in their claims for premise liability. He understands the challenges defense attorneys present in slip and fall and negligent security cases. Contact the Law Firm of Walter Gabriel, LLC for the protection of your rights in these very challenging cases.
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Understanding Slip and Fall Claims from An Atlanta Slip and Fall Attorney
Premise owners have a duty to inspect premises on a repeated basis. When they don’t, they place invitees at an unreasonable risk of harm.
Businesses have a duty to provide adequate security. When they don’t have adequate lighting or take other precautions known to provide protection to their customers, they place invitees at an unreasonable risk of harm. If the business or area near the business has a history of violent crime, then the business is put on notice that the area poses a safety threat to its customers. Then this means the business is required to provide security, lighting, or both to its invitees.
Negligent Hiring and Retention
In Georgia and Louisiana, employers are required to investigate the background of their employees to make sure that they haven’t hired people with violent or negligent histories. In some cases, the employer’s failure to perform a background check or criminal search on job applications is a legal failure to exercise ordinary care in hiring suitable employees, even when it’s not required by statute.
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Children 5 and Under Are Deemed to Be without Comparative Fault
Georgia law is very favorable to minor children who have premise liability claims. In slip and fall and negligent security claims involving adults, contributory negligence – the concept that the plaintiff played a role in his/her injuries, does not apply when a young child is an injured party. A child of tender years is presumed incapable of contributory negligence. Crawford v. Southern R. Co., 106 Ga. 870 (2) (33 S.E. 826) (1899). It is also true that any negligence on the part of the parents may not be imputed to the minor. O.C.G.A. § 51-2-1(b). Commerce Properties v. Linthicum, 209 Ga. App. 853, 854 (Ga. Ct. App. 1993).
The theory of attractive nuisance arose to protect trespassing children in circumstances where their presence could be reasonably anticipated and measures to protect them could be undertaken without placing a heavy burden upon the owner’s unrestricted use of his land. See Prosser, Sec. 59, Law of Torts (4th Ed., 1971).
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Atlanta premise liability attorney Walter Gabriel runs a personal injury firm with a focus on clients’ needs before anything else. To that end, he makes sure that his clients are involved at every step of the claim and lawsuit. This ensures that clients are always informed of every important step in the claim. Attorney Walter Gabriel is a dedicated Atlanta personal injury attorney who has recovered millions of dollars for clients.
Find out if you have a case. Call or submit a case evaluation form online to request a free and confidential consultation with a skilled Atlanta slip and fall attorney at the Law Firm of Walter Gabriel, LLC today.