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Property Hazards That Lead to Lawsuits

  • It’s not every day that we imagine ourselves getting hurt while visiting someone else’s property. And yet, danger lurks around every corner—and sometimes, others might even be responsible. 

    When a property hazard is one that should have been prevented or identified by the property owner, the impacted party—you, in this case—could be entitled to compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit for premises liability.

    Read on to learn about some of the common property hazards that lead to lawsuits—and find out if a Savannah personal injury attorney can help your case for free. 

    Types of Property Hazards

    People can get injured on any type of property—public, private or commercial—regardless of their level of fitness, attention, and care. Sometimes, things about a property or a feature on a premises are inherently unsafe. When the property owner should have known or acted on their knowledge of the unsafe feature, they may open themselves up to civil liability through a premises liability lawsuit. 

    Although any type of injury that occurs on a premises could be the basis of a personal injury claim, some of the most common include:


    • Wet Floors – Think of the average wet-floor sign that you can find at your local grocery store. What are they there for? Business owners set these cones out as a way of not only keeping their customers safe, but also keeping themselves and their businesses safe from unwanted lawsuits over a wet-floor injury. Any way you slice it, suffering a slip-and-fall on a wet floor could contribute to some serious injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury or broken bones. 
    • Swimming Pools – Accidental swimming pool fatalities are one of the primary reasons homeowners are encouraged to erect a fence or similar barrier around the exterior of their homes’ pools. Wandering neighborhood kids could fall in and drown; homeowners have been civilly liable in wrongful death claims stemming from unsafe and/or easily accessible swimming pools. 
    • Trampolines – Similar to swimming pools, trampolines can cause serious injuries to kids. If someone else is jumping on a trampoline on your property and injures themself, you could be held liable. 
    • Dangerous Dogs – Dog bites and attacks can happen in the blink of an eye. In Georgia, dog owners who should have known or have direct knowledge of their dog’s violent tendencies can be on the hook for the victim’s damages. 
    • Unsafe Stairs/Handrails – Whether in an apartment building, government office, or local business, visitors to a premises have an expectation that the property owners will maintain the safety of stairs, handrails, and other safety features. When neglectful maintenance causes your injuries, you could have a claim for compensation.
    • Negligent Building Security – Negligent security claims usually arise from situations wherein a landlord fails to ensure the external security of a building where their tenets live. If someone gets in and assaults, robs, or otherwise harms you, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 


    Let a Personal Injury Lawyer Review Your Claim for Free 

    Getting injured on a premises is no laughing matter—the consequences can be catastrophic. When someone else is responsible, a personal injury lawyer with The Nye Law Group can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. 

    Give them a call today for your free consultation—912-200-5230.