If you were visiting someone else’s property, were in a private business, or were on public land and suffered injuries, you may have a case against the party who owns or occupies the property. It may be possible to hold this party responsible for your injuries and recover compensation if there is evidence to support your case.
An Atlanta personal injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to take action on your behalf, pursuing an insurance settlement or court verdict against the property owner.
To learn more, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now at (404) 888-8888. We will discuss your premises liability case with you for free and determine if we believe you have a case for damages.
Premises Liability Cases Include Falls, Dog Bites, Pool Accidents, and More
Property owners and those who lease properties have a duty to ensure guests are safe. The most common way that visitors suffer injuries is in fall accidents. This may include slips, trips, or falls from a high place, caused by circumstances like missing or broken railings. Other causes of falls may include:
- Tracked rain or snow.
- Loose floorboards.
- Rolled rugs or torn carpeting.
- Potholes or cracked pavement.
- Poor lighting.
The property owners where these hazards occur must take precautions to prevent accidents when possible. If they know about the hazard or should have known about the hazard and took little to no action, they may be responsible for the resulting injuries. Other hazards property owners must be aware of include:
- Dogs or other animals in their care.
- Electric shock hazards.
- Hazards related to pools, trampolines, etc.
If you sustained an injury while visiting someone else’s property, let a member of the premises liability team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers evaluate your case today at no cost to you. Call (404) 888-8888 now.
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Proving Premises Liability in Atlanta
Georgia’s premises liability laws may apply to an accident that occurs in almost any location, including:
- Private homes.
- Grocery stores.
- Public parks.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers know the ins and outs of Georgia’s premises liability laws. We can help you understand your case and possibly develop a claim that allows us to show how the property owner acted negligently and is, therefore, legally accountable for your injuries and other harm.
There are several steps to proving this type of case. First, we will need to show that the property owner owed you a duty of care. Georgia has several laws in place related to who can hold the property owner liable following an injury on their property. This includes the following:
- Under O.C.G.A § 51-3-1, invitees on the property are owed a duty of care.
- Under O.C.G.A § 51-3-2, licensees hurt on the property are owed a duty of care.
- Under O.C.G.A § 51-3-3, most trespassers injured on the property are not owed a duty.
This means that if you were on the property where your injuries occurred, the property owner or current occupier may be responsible for your well-being and injuries.
The next step is proving negligence. In general, the property owner is only negligent if there is reason to believe they knew the hazard existed, or it existed long enough that any reasonable property owner would have been aware of it. This will likely require us to interview witnesses, seek video of your accident, and review other evidence if possible.
Lastly, we must prove the value of your injuries, expenses, and other damages. This is often difficult because of the frequency that victims sustain non-economic losses and have future expenses related to their injuries. However, our team knows how to value even intangible losses. Evidence of this may include:
- Your medical records relevant to your injuries.
- Medical bills.
- Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses.
- Medical expert testimony about your prognosis and care needs.
- Other documentation of your current and future expenses.
- Any proof of your pain and suffering to support your case.
Once we have evidence for our case against the property owner, we may be able to pursue an insurance claim or file a premises liability lawsuit to hold them accountable for your losses. To learn more, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
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Recovering Compensation in an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
While holding the at-fault party accountable in a premises liability case may bring you peace of mind, recovering compensation for your damages is what allows you to get the care you need and recover financially from your accident. The damages you may be able to recover depend on your injuries and losses, but some common damages include:
- Medical care costs and all related expenses.
- Probable future medical expenses related to your injuries.
- Lost wages, future missed pay, and reduced earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering losses.
- Other non-economic losses.
- Wrongful death damages.
If you believe your injuries occurred because of the property owner’s carelessness or other negligent actions, reach out and speak with a member of our team as soon as you can. We can discuss the basic facts of your case and evaluate your rights for free right now. Quick action is important, because under Georgia law O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, we only have up to two years after your injuries to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
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Let a Member of Our Team Evaluate Your Atlanta Premises Liability Case
An Atlanta premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to hold the Georgia property owner whose negligence caused your injuries responsible for the harm you suffered. To learn more about whether you can take legal action in your case, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a free review of your Atlanta case.
Call (404) 888-8888 now to speak to a member of our team about your injuries, accident, and related losses.