If you were hurt as a result of an unreasonable hazard on someone else’s property in Fulton County, Georgia, you may have a case against the property owner or lessor. You could recover compensation for your injuries and related expenses, as well as other losses. If we believe we can help you, an East Point premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will offer to represent you based on contingency.
To learn more, reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free review of your case at(404) 888-8888. A team member can discuss your injuries with you right away.
Understanding Premises Liability Laws in Georgia
Premises liability is the area of personal injury law that deals with accidents on someone else’s property. This includes incidents such as trips and falls, slip and falls, pool accidents, trampoline accidents, dog bites, and more. It is based on laws requiring that property owners–or occupiers, in some cases–have an obligation to keep visitors to their property safe in most cases. According to Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-3-1, this may include guests, customers, and potential customers.
Maintaining reasonably safe conditions for visitors of the property includes an obligation to mitigate or eliminate any unreasonable hazards as soon as possible. For example, if there is a spill, it should be cleaned up as soon as someone knows that it occurred. If the property owner or an employee knows about a hazard and does not clean it up, or if they could be expected to know about it, they may be responsible for any injuries that result.
For example, imagine that someone spilled a drink in a restaurant. Video footage of the accident shows several servers walked around the spill for several minutes, but no one stopped to clean it up. You approached on your way to your table, stepped in the liquid, slipped, and fell. The video may be able to serve as evidence that the staff knew or could have known about the spill and were, therefore, negligent.
Let a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers discuss your case with you and determine if we think you have a strong enough case to hold the property owner or occupier liable. If so, we may be able to help with this process. Call (404) 888-8888 today to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving East Point, call (404) 888-8888
Let Our Team Develop a Negligence Case Against the Property Owner
If we accept your case, an East Point premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will go to work collecting evidence that demonstrates the property owner or occupier is liable for your injuries. While the property owner is generally the liable party, this is not always the case. In some situations, a lessor has a lease on the property that requires them to provide maintenance and upkeep and to maintain liability insurance on the property.
For example, imagine the restaurant slip and fall incident. If the restaurant property is owned by one property holder but leased and managed by the restaurant, it would likely be the occupier of the property, the lessor, who may be found liable for your injuries.
We Work Based on Contingency Fees
We will conduct an investigation of your accident and injuries, building a case against the liable party and taking action to recover compensation based on your losses. We will do this on a contingency basis. We will not ask you for any out-of-pocket payments for attorney fees. Instead, we will take our fees from your settlement or financial award. You will never need to pay us directly. If we do not recover compensation for you, you will not owe us anything.
To learn more about how Bader Scott Injury Lawyers addresses premises liability claims and works for settlements for our clients, call (404) 888-8888 today. We have team members who can answer your questions during your free case review.
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Recovering Losses in Your East Point Premises Liability Case
There are generally two ways that Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can recover compensation for our clients. This includes:
- Negotiating a settlement agreement with the liable party’s insurer, or
- Filing a civil lawsuit and winning a financial award in court
The compensation we pursue is based on the losses our clients suffered as a result of their injuries. We will document these losses during our investigation into the incident and determine a fair value based on the evidence we collected. Recoverable losses may include:
- Current and future treatment and care for accident injuries
- Lost income and benefits for time away from work
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, if any
- Any out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-financial losses
- Wrongful death losses for family members who qualify according to OCGA §51-4-2
You have two years to file a civil lawsuit in Fulton County, according to OCGA §9-3-33. This is an important deadline to be aware of, as missing this deadline means that you may be unable to take your case to court if necessary. Many cases settle without ever going to trial, but it is important to maintain your legal options as long as possible.
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Speak with a Team Member About Your Case Today
An East Point premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can represent you in your insurance claim or civil lawsuit if you suffered injuries caused by a property owner’s negligence. To learn if you qualify, speak with a team member in our Fulton County office today about your case and legal options.
You can reach Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now by dialing (404) 888-8888. We can discuss your accident, injuries, prognosis, and losses with you to determine if we can hold the liable party responsible and recover compensation for your losses.