If you sustained injuries while visiting someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the owner of that property responsible for your expenses and other damages. An Alpharetta premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you build a case and take legal action if you qualify.
To learn more about how to pursue compensation for your damages, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. Our team offers complimentary consultations for injured parties.
Property Owners Owe Visitors a Duty of Care
Property owners in Georgia owe certain types of visitors a duty of care under the state’s premises liability statutes. For example, the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-3-1 and OCGA §51-3-2 cover invitees and licensees who suffer injuries on the property. Both are owed a duty of care, meaning that the property owner or occupier had a responsibility to take reasonable action to remove or repair any hazards and keep them as safe as possible during their visit.
These categories cover most people who might visit a property. An invitee might be a potential customer, a guest, or a friend. A licensee might be someone making a delivery or coming by to offer services.
The final category is trespassers. Per OCGA §51-3-3, most trespassers are not owed a duty of care. However, there are exceptions. If your child wandered onto someone else’s property to check out a pool or trampoline, for example, the property owner might be responsible for the resulting injuries.
Premises liability injuries can occur in many ways. This might include:
- Slips and falls
- Trips and falls
- Falls from a height, such as due to a broken railing
- Pool accidents
- Trampoline accidents
- Swing set accidents
- Poor lighting
- Inadequate security
To learn if your injury accident may fall under Georgia’s premises liability laws, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. Our team will review your accident and injuries for free to determine if you qualify to seek damages from the property owner.
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Let Our Team Investigate Your Alpharetta Injury Case
An Alpharetta premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you and pursue damages on your behalf. To do so, we need to show that an owner or occupier of the property where you were hurt could have prevented your injuries. When a member of our team evaluates your case, we will only offer to represent you if we believe we can help. If we believe your case has merit, we will offer to handle your claim on a contingency basis.
Pursuing and hopefully securing damages requires us to prove several things:
- You were legally on the property.
- The owner or occupier was tasked with providing care for the property.
- They knew or should have known about the hazard.
- You were not more than 49 percent at-fault for your injuries.
Our team understands how these cases work and the evidence necessary to build a strong case. You can count on us to determine the cause of your accident, who is responsible, and the value of your related expenses and losses. Then, we will navigate the claims process for you or take your case to court as necessary.
To learn more about how we handle premises liability cases in Alpharetta and elsewhere in Fulton County, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
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Recovering Damages in an Alpharetta Premises Liability Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will present evidence of your injuries and financial losses to the insurance company and demand a just recovery based on that evidence. This requires us to calculate what it would look like if you were compensated fairly as a part of the investigation into your accident. We will do so by documenting economic losses that include:
- Treatment and other medical needs
- Lost wages and related benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Rental car costs
- Loss of services
- Out-of-pocket accident-related expenses
Then, we will work with experts who can help us understand your possible future losses, if any, that could include:
- Future medical treatment
- Ongoing care costs
- Future loss of services
- Future non-economic losses
Lastly, we will use the value of your financial expenses and losses to put a value on your intangible losses. Your non-economic losses may be several times the value of your economic losses and include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Other intangible losses
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Time Limits on Fulton County Civil Court Filings
OCGA §9-3-33 generally gives us two years from the date of an accident and injuries to file a civil suit in a Fulton County court. We will need this time to gather evidence, get a strong understanding of your injuries and prognosis, and attempt to settle your case through the insurance claims process. We usually prefer an out-of-court settlement, since that gives everyone involved greater control of the outcome and generally resolves in a cheaper and faster way.
When an insurance claim does not cover our client’s range of losses, though, or there is another reason to do so, we will not hesitate to take the case to court. We will ask the judge and jury to enter a verdict and issue a financial award that is suitable based on the evidence available in your case.
Talk to a Member of Our Alpharetta Premises Liability Team
If you were injured while visiting someone else’s business or home, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible for your related expenses and losses. You may qualify for representation by an Alpharetta premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Our team provides free consultations and can speak with you about your accident and injuries today at no cost to you.
You also do not need to pay us anything upfront if we do represent you. We handle all Alpharetta premises liability cases that we accept on a contingency basis.
Reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now by calling (404) 888-8888 to learn more. Your free case review with a member of our team can get started right away.