Property owners in Georgia are responsible for ensuring that their property is free from hazardous and dangerous conditions. Failing in this responsibility can leave them open to lawsuits if someone is injured on their property. If you have been injured in a public area such as a shopping mall or store, or in a private home or office, an Atlanta premises liability attorney may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf to get you the compensation needed for your damages.
An experienced personal injury attorney at Marks Law Group can help you understand your rights under Georgia law and guide you through the process of filing your personal injury claim. Contact us today to schedule a free case review and find out how we can help you.
An experienced Atlanta premises liability lawyer will look over the facts of your accident to help establish if you have a viable claim for damages. While working on your case your attorney will go through a number of steps, including:
Your attorney will likely also consult with various medical experts in order to demonstrate to the jury how your injury was caused by negligence on the part of the owner or operator of the premises. The medical professionals will also be able to explain what future medical care you may require, in addition to the associated medical expenses.
Property owners or operators are required to take care to maintain a property and prevent dangerous conditions. This responsibility may fall on a property's manager, tenant, or even contractors working on the property. They may be held liable in the event of an accident that results if they fail to keep a property safe and correctly maintained.
An injured person will typically be required to prove four points in order to form a valid claim for premises liability.
The majority of premises liability cases in Atlanta are due to accidents taking place in stores. Store owners are typically responsible for injuries that occur due to slippery floors, uneven walkways, poorly or improperly maintained parking lots, walkway instructions, or other unmarked hazards.
In Georgia, the law recognizes the attraction that dangerous conditions such as unattended trampolines or swimming pools can attract children. Property owners are therefore required to maintain their property and keep it free of dangerous hazards that could draw in and injure trespassing children.
Under certain conditions, a property owner can be held liable for injuries sustained by children under the doctrine of attractive nuisance. These conditions include:
An attractive nuisance is not applicable if the injured child is a guest on the property, only if the child or children are trespassing. It is nearly always easier to prove liability when the injured child is a guest on a property containing a hazardous condition.
Premises liability lawsuits can come in many different varieties, including:
In order to ensure that homeowners keep their homes safe for visitors, premises liability laws were established. You may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured due to the property owner's failure to warn you of dangerous conditions or their failure to keep the premises safe. Contact the premises liability lawyers at Marks Law Group for a free consultation to see how we can help.
A successful premises liability lawsuit hinges on the principle of negligence. An experienced Atlanta premises liability lawyer at Marks Law group will gather evidence to show:
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Whether you were legally present on the property or were trespassing at the time of your injury can have a significant impact on your premises liability claim. They may be able to contest your claim if you were not a guest on their property, particularly if they have posted signs that you were aware of. Premises liability cases are highly dependent on the specifics of each case. Having an experienced attorney to help your through the process can make all the difference in the outcome of your claim.
The purpose of a premises liability claim is to recover costs lost in expenses related to your accident, most typically medical bills and lost wages. Your attorney will look to recover these costs through either a settlement with an insurance company or a court award. Your attorney may push for damages based on:
The value of your case can be determined based on previous paychecks and medical records. Medical professionals will likely be consulted for severe injuries to build your claim for future medical expenses.
Unsafe premises can result in serious injuries to anyone visiting them. Negligent property owners who fail to either remove the unsafe conditions or warn visitors about them can be held liable for damages under Georgia law. If you or someone you know has been injured due to dangerous property, contact Marks Law Group for legal advice on how to proceed. We have the experience and knowledge you will need to build the best possible case to get compensated for your damages. Fill out our contact form today to schedule a free consultation for your case.