If you want to better understand premises liability, you should consider some examples of incidents. Here are a few common cases of premises liability incidents:
1. Slip and Falls
One of the most common types of accidents is the slip and fall. If you fall over a broken surface or a wet floor, you could suffer from a serious injury. It’s the responsibility of the property or business owner to keep the floor clear of hazards. At the very least, they should have signs warning you of the hazards.
2. Dog Bites
The states all have unique laws regarding dog bites. In Georgia, dog owners are responsible for their animals. If an owner fails to have a dog on a leash or heeling, they are liable for your injury. It’s up to them to control their dog and keep you safe.
3. Inadequate Safety Features
If a business does not have proper safety features, they put you at risk. Typically, these safety issues involve fire safety. For instance, a business might have too many people in one room. They could also have a lack of smoke detectors, or malfunctioning smoke detectors. In any case, the inadequate safety measures could result in an uncontrollable fire.
4. Poor Security
You have a right to security when you are on a premises. Whether you are in a hotel, concert, or shopping mall, you deserve a safe experience. The owner should have enough security personnel to prevent muggings, vehicle thefts, and more.
There’s also the issue of poorly trained security. If a poorly trained officer mishandles a situation, they could do more harm than good. Once again, the blame lies with the business or property owner.