When you go out to eat at a restaurant or out for a drink at a bar, the last thing you expect is to be exposed to danger. You do not anticipate falling on a wet floor or being caught in the middle of a bar brawl. Unfortunately, innocent victims suffer from the negligence of property owners all the time.
Property owners owe a duty of care to ensure that patrons are safe on their premises. Whether a person is visiting a friend’s home or a hotel, he or she expects a certain level of safety. A property owner can fail to uphold his or her duty of care to patrons in a variety of ways. The property owner may fail to hire the required security personnel that must ensure the safety of patrons. If no security guards are present at a nightclub that tends to become rowdy, then a property owner has failed to uphold his or her duty of care in this way.
One of the other common ways that property owners fail to uphold their duty of care to patrons is by neglecting to make necessary repairs. If a ceiling is falling apart on the interior of a restaurant, then a property owner must ensure that the ceiling is repaired as soon as possible. If a victim was somehow hit by a piece of the ceiling, he or she may be able to file a premises liability claim against the owner of the restaurant.
When you have a premises liability claim in Atlanta, you can find a personal injury lawyer who will help your case. A personal injury attorney strives to help you receive the damages that you are entitled to receive due to the property owner’s failure to ensure your safety at a restaurant, hotel, home or other place of business.