Were you or a loved one injured due to a defective condition on someone else’s property? The property owner could be liable and held responsible for your losses. Defective conditions can take on many forms, and they are commonly hazards that visitors were not prepared to take precaution against. The accident could range from a minor fall from an uneven surface in the parking lot to a serious injury from a malfunctioning elevator in an office building.
Regardless of how severe your injury is, you can trust Burnside Law Firm to handle your premises liability lawsuit in Athens. We know that victims of defective property conditions can face hefty medical expenses, a long recovery, lost income and even permanent disability. Our Athens lawyers bring extensive knowledge and valued legal strategies in cases pertaining to personal injuries. We will always work hard to get the compensation you deserve.
Types of Defective Property Conditions
Whether it is a home, commercial building or public space, defective conditions can exist anywhere on the property. This means that a variety of different people or entities can be liable for allowing a defective condition on their property and are responsible for the harm that was caused. A defective or hazardous condition can involve the following:
- Construction defects (improper roof, stairwell or balcony design, foundational cracks, etc.)
- Uneven surfaces (pavement, sidewalks, interior flooring)
- Overgrown or raised tree roots
- Swimming pool defects (lack of proper fencing or covering)
- Elevator or escalator failures
- Inadequate security
- Broken or defective stairs
Liability for Injuries Caused by Defective Conditions
Property owners are legally obligated to provide a safe environment for visitors. If the owner failed to meet this duty by neglecting a defective condition and its risk of harm, compensation may be possible by filing a premises liability claim with an experienced attorney. At Burnside Law Firm, we can help you navigate your personal injury case, especially if it involved a defective condition that the owner either knew about or should have known about. We welcome the opportunity to extend our seasoned legal guidance for people in the Athens area who have been harmed due to defective conditions on the premises. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.