When driving or walking onto a parking lot, suffering an injury is the last thing you would expect. The businesses that own or manage parking lots are responsible for visitor safety. However, there are several ways that accidents or attacks can occur on commercially owned premises.
Conscientious drivers and pedestrians, who are just going about their business, often end up in bad situations. Commercial parking lots should provide a safe space, but that is not always the case. Hazards or those who are out to cause intentional harm can turn a normal day into a nightmare.
Parking Lot Hazards
Just like any other physical structure, a parking lot requires regular maintenance. If high-traffic surfaces are neglected, several potential hazards can emerge. Potholes, cracks and uneven surfaces are just some of the dangers that you may encounter on a parking lot.
Slips, trips and falls can lead to serious injuries and fatalities on commercial parking lots. As a visitor, you have a right to certain protections under the law. The owners or management of the business may therefore hold liability for any injuries you suffer.
Physical Attacks & Sexual Abuse
If you are physically attached or suffer sexual abuse while visiting a business, the owners or managers may bear some responsibility for not ensuring your safety. Premise liability covers a range of scenarios, including liability for attacks on visitors in cases where the scenario could have reasonably been avoided.
Premise liability cases are often complex and difficult to prove, depending on the circumstances and available evidence. If you have suffered injury while visiting a business or any other kind of commercial premises, speaking to a personal injury lawyer is recommended.
Contact Rowsey & Stelter Attorneys at Law in Roswell, Georgia, today for individualized consultation and representation. We are here to fight for your rights and pursue fair compensation where it is deserved.
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