Some of those who come seeking assistance from us here at Garland, Samuel, and Loeb have experienced insult or harm at the hands of others acting under the employ of a company or organization. Often, their first questions center around how far liability extends in such cases. Can an employer actually be held liable for the actions of his or her employees? This is the question that we will try to answer in this post.
When customers walk into a business in Fulton County, Georgia, they likely aren’t thinking about whether or not they will be safe inside. After all, it is the responsibility of business owners to ensure that their customers have a safe place to shop free from the potential of harm or injuries befalling them. This includes owners taking care of potential safety hazards in a timely manner and ensuring that all store fixtures are secure.
Businesses in Atlanta have the responsibility to ensure that their customers are as safe as possible while they are on the premises. Potential hazards such as slippery and wet floors or faulty fixtures should be taken care of as soon as the problem is noticed in order to reduce the risk of injury to the customer. If they are not, and a customer is hurt as a result, he or she may be entitled to compensation from the business owner as a result of the business’s negligence.
Business owners in Atlanta have a duty to their customers to do everything in their power to ensure their safety while they are on the business’ property. This includes making sure that the proper warning signs are in place if the floors are wet from mopping or customers tracking in water, reducing the risks of customers slipping and falling and removing all tripping or safety hazards. These precautions can ensure that customers have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience and will continue to come back to the company for their future business needs.
When an accident occurs that injures other people, a negligent property owner can be held liable even if the accident was caused by an employee. In some cases, property owner negligence cases have held multiple parties responsible for the damages. Georgia laws regarding construction and workers are in place to protect innocent bystanders from being injured when there is nearby building construction or demolition.