Some people take the elevator to travel from the first floor to the second floor or higher, and others take the stairs. Unfortunately, elevator and staircase accidents do occur and cause injuries to innocent victims. When elevators or staircases are not kept up or maintained properly, property owners and property possessors should be held legally responsible for victims’ injuries and losses under Georgia premises-liability laws.
Elevator and Staircase Accidents Can Happen to Anyone, Anywhere!
When elevators are not inspected or adequately serviced, or when stairs are damaged or improperly maintained, anyone can get injured. These types of premises-liability injuries can occur anywhere, such as:
- Work and office buildings
- Apartment and condominium complexes
- Private homes
- Department stores
If a defect such as poor design or lack of maintenance occurred and caused a Georgia staircase slip-and-fall accident or an elevator accident and injury, blame may be assigned to the negligent property owner involved. Sometimes, defects or improper maintenance isn’t noticeable to the human eye, which is why it is critical to get a qualified Georgia premises-liability attorney involved in your case. An investigation and professional inspection can help determine if a defect or lack of maintenance was the cause of your accident and injury.
For help with your potential case, call Shane Smith Law to speak with a knowledgeable Peachtree premises-liability lawyer for help determining liability in your case. Call for a free legal consultation today at (770) 487-8999.