Premises Liability



Premises liability is an umbrella term, encompassing a variety of different allegations. No matter the claim, the litigation that arises as a result brings anxiety.

Turner Padget’s Premises Liability Practice capitalizes on its diverse and extensive experience to handle every type of premises liability claim, including cases for individuals, businesses, homeowners, insurance carriers and commercial insurance carriers.

Sharing the Turner Padget drive to get the deal done for our clients, we represent restaurants, retail chains, grocery stores, hotels, nightclubs, homeowners and a variety of other businesses. Our attorneys maintain continuity and stability when defending claims for false arrest, assaults / inadequate security and drowning cases, as we recognize exceeding clients’ expectations is paramount in these types of cases.

Based in the Southeast, we are readily available to tackle claims in every venue, while providing a touch of southern charm to our high-caliber level of service.


  • Won and affirmed summary judgment on wrongful death claims against residential rehabilitation juvenile facility employees. These employees were charged for the death of a volunteer worker who was killed by juveniles on work furlough. We were also able to achieve the dismissal of civil rights claims against the facility based upon the “deliberate indifference” standard.
  • Successfully tried to defense verdict on behalf of a neighborhood association, and affirmed on appeal, the bodily injury claim of a guest of homeowner injured in a diving incident at a neighborhood swimming pool.
  • Achieved a defense verdict at trial in federal court for a convenience store chain in a suit where the plaintiff sought $250,000 in damages when a gasoline hose detached from the pump and injured the plaintiff’s shoulder.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a national retailer in a lawsuit over the abduction and murder of a customer from a store parking lot.
  • Secured a directed verdict at trial in a suit against a golf course for injuries received from a fire in the course’s cart shed.
  • Successfully settled a lawsuit against a video poker operator arising out of the death of an infant left in a vehicle in the client’s parking lot.
  • Represent numerous regional grocery store chains in premises liability suits.

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