Justice for Victims of Property Owners' Negligence
When property owners invite or allow others onto their property, they have a duty to protect their customers, tenants or guests from injury. Georgia law states as follows:
“Where an owner or occupier of land, by expressed or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his premises for any lawful purpose, he is liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping he premises and approaches safe.”
O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1; Mandeville Mills v. Dale, 2 Ga. App. 607 (1907).
When property owners fail to properly keep the property and approaches safe, they can be held accountable for serious and fatal accidents.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in an incident that occurred on someone else's property, please contact Attorney Miguel Cossio today.
Compensation from Careless Property Owners
Attorney Miguel Cossio has a track record of obtaining significant results in premises liability cases. He conducts thorough investigations in each case and works with you during each phase of your representation. He prepares every case as if he was preparing for trial, from day one.
Miguel handles cases in a variety of property-owner negligence, including the following:
- Inadequate Security: The owners of shopping centers, malls, hotels, retail stores, motels, restaurants, parking lots, and other commercial properties can be held responsible when customers are sexually assaulted, robbed, beaten or otherwise victimized as a result of inadequate security.
- Landlord Negligence: Landlords have special responsibilities in maintaining and constructing residential properties. These are special duties owed to their tenants and tenants’ guests. When landlords breach their duties, they may be liable for the resulting injuries or death. Some examples of a Landlord’s breach of duty: violating building codes and fire safety codes, improper lighting, defective smoke alarms, etc…
- Dangerous Surfaces: Uneven and slick surfaces and hidden steps can result in serious falls. Our firm represents clients who have been injured in falls that could have been avoided if property owners had corrected defects or warned against them.
Premise Liability - Types
Premises liability covers a wide range of case-types. It is important to find an attorney with experience in the area relevant to your claim.
Attorney Miguel Cossio has extensive experience with the following:
- Slip and fall cases
- Staircase accidents
- “Slick Surface”
- Defective sidewalks
- Improper lighting
- Defective handicap ramp
- Negligent security
- Defective handrail
- Defective “temporary” guardrail
Premises liability cases are often caused by:
- Snow or water left on walkways
- Defective electrical wiring / non-functional lights
- Poor construction
- Sub-standard materials
- Building code violations
- Beverage or liquid spills without “wet floor” signs