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Generally, a landowner or renter does not have a responsibility to maintain public sidewalks or curbs that run along or through his or her property.  However, if a landowner or renter acts negligently, and thereby causes an unsafe condition, then that landowner or renter may be liable for any harm caused.  Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 if you have been injured by an uneven curb or sidewalk.

Uneven Curbs and Sidewalks Create Unsafe Conditions

Millions of dollars are lost each year due to injuries caused by uneven curbs and sidewalks.  These unsafe conditions can cause falls that result in serious and sometimes permanent bodily harm.  Try to remain aware of your surroundings and follow safety instructions.

Uneven curbs and sidewalks are particularly dangerous because they are unexpected.  Most of us do not watch each step we take and are therefore unprepared for uneven surfaces.  A trip and fall can lead to severe injuries including injuries that are lasting and debilitating.

James Ponton of Ponton Law can provide you with a complete case review including an explanation of your rights and options under premises liability law.  Contact James Ponton today at 404-418-8507.

Premises Liability

Premises liability is a legal concept that means that certain parties (such as landowners) must take steps to protect guests from certain dangers.  For example, a landowner should notify guests if there are slippery conditions that may lead to a fall.

Premises liability law also imposes a duty on land owners to fix known dangers caused by the landowner.  For example, digging for new construction could lead an adjacent sidewalk or curb to become uneven.  If the landowner’s construction project creates an unsafe condition, then that landowner is responsible for protecting those using the sidewalk by correcting the hazard.

Premises lability law is complicated and that is why it is so important for you to have our dedicated team on your side.  You can contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.

Defenses to Premises Liability Claims

We will work hard to help you identity the party responsible for your injures.  However, there are several common defenses to premises liability claims that you should be aware of.

  • Contributory and Comparative Negligence: If the plaintiff acted in a manner that contributed to his or her injury then he or she may receive reduced or even no compensation.  For example, if you are injured by an uneven curb or sidewalk but fail to seek medical attention and your injuries become worse you might be considered contributorily or comparatively negligent and therefore responsible for the subsequent injuries.  When a plaintiff is considered contributorily or comparatively negligent they may receive reduced or even no compensation for their injuries.
  • Assumption of Risk: There are time when a plaintiff assumed the risks that led to his or her injuries.  For example, if the plaintiff failed to read (or chose to ignore) warning signs that dangerous conditions existed then he or she may have assumed those risks.

Contacting Ponton Law

The party responsible for your injuries will have an attorney raise many defenses in an attempt to prevent you from getting compensation for your injuries.  These defenses can be incredibly complicated and that is why it is so important for you to have an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney on your team fighting to protect your rights.

Call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 to discuss your rights and options under the law.

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