Georgia law requires commercial and private property owners to maintain safe properties for people who are legally on the premises. Most properties are subject to safety codes or regulations requiring the property owner or manager to prevent negligent exposure to harmful or injurious situations. Premises liability claims may hold these property owners or managers liable when someone is injured due to hazardous, unsafe or dangerous conditions.
If you have suffered a serious injury on someone else's property, a premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can review your accident and injuries to determine if you have a reasonable case against the property owner involved and advise you of your legal rights.
A class action claim against the manufacturer of a toilet-flushing mechanism could create premises liability claims. The class action suit requesting $5 million in damages was filed after toilets exploded due to malfunctioning flushing mechanisms. The toilets were recalled by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As a result, premises liability claims could be filed if owners of the exploding toilets do not have them repaired.
According to published reports the toilets have led to 14 reports of lacerations and other injuries. One victim had 14 stitches in his posterior due to an exploding toilet. The Flushmate III Pressure-Assist toilet sold over 2 million units in the United States prior to its recall. The CPSC reported that a defective water conservation device causes the toilets to explode.
A premises liability suit could be filed if a business owner has a known malfunctioning device after a recall has been issued. A person who is injured could bring suit against the property owner for knowingly having a dangerous toilet.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident meet with a Clayton County personal injury lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.