If you suffered an injury because of a hazard on someone else’s property in Roswell or elsewhere in Fulton County, Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. No matter if your injuries occurred in a store or restaurant, at someone’s house, or in another location, the property owner or occupier may be responsible. Let a Roswell premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers seek a payout for you if you qualify.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, there is no upfront expense for injury victims in a premises liability case. We only receive attorney fees if we recover compensation, and they will come out of your settlement.
To learn if we can help you with your case, speak with a member of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for free today by calling (678) 562-5595.
Understanding Premises Liability in Georgia
Premises liability is the area of personal injury law that deals with injuries that occur because of a hazard that has not been addressed. This hazard may be a maintenance issue, a custodial issue, or another type of problem that poses a hazard to guests and others on the property.
With every property comes a responsibility to keep visitors safe. This responsibility may fall to the property owner or an occupier who leases the property. Premises liability laws apply to any building or property in Georgia, including:
- Private homes or other properties
- Grocery stores
- Other shops
- Malls and shopping centers
- Sports and entertainment venues
- Amusement parks
- Public parks
While slips, trips, and other falls are the most common type of premises liability accident, other types of accidents may include:
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Pool drownings, near-drownings, and other injuries
- Trampoline injuries
- Electric shock hazards
- Ladder-related injuries
Georgia’s premises liability laws protect invitees and licensees under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 51-3-1 and O.C.G.A § 51-3-2. Invitees are customers or guests, while licensees would cover visitors such as someone making a delivery or someone there on business. In most cases, trespassers who suffer injuries are not able to recover compensation, per O.C.G.A § 51-3-3. There may be exceptions to this rule, however. Such an exception is a minor trespasser who sneaked onto a property to swim in a pool, play on a trampoline, or because of another “attractive nuisance.”
Georgia law requires property owners to take precautions to keep their guests and visitors safe and remove hazards when possible. If you suffered injuries, we may be able to file an insurance claim or civil suit if we can show that the property owner or occupier:
- Knew about the hazard but took no action
- Should have known about the hazard but took no action
- Knew about the hazard and took too little action
To learn more about your legal options and the strength of your case, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. We will evaluate your case for you for free.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Premises Liability and Comparative Negligence
A Roswell premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you even if the property owner, their insurance provider, or their legal team claims you caused or contributed to your injuries. This situation is known as comparative negligence. Under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 51-11-7), you can still recover compensation in your case as long as the other party is 50 percent or more at fault for your accident and injuries.
We will gather evidence to show what happened and that a hazard existed and caused your injuries. If there is evidence to show that you contributed to your injuries, we will work to minimize that contribution. The percentage of fault assigned to you will reduce your payout by the same percentage.
Discuss your case and your concerns with a team member of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. Call (678) 562-5595 for a free consultation.
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Recovering Compensation for Your Roswell Premises Liability Accident Injuries and Other Damages
If we represent you in your north Fulton County premises liability accident case, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will seek compensation for the documented damages we uncover during our investigation. This compensation could include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages, if any
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
If your loved one passed away because of a premises liability injury in the Atlanta area, you may qualify to file a wrongful death suit under O.C.G.A § 51-4-2. We can take on your case based on a contingent fee if you qualify.
Statute of Limitations on Filing a Georgia Premises Liability Suit
It may be possible to settle your Roswell premises liability injury case without going to court. Most locations have some type of insurance coverage that pays out for injuries, including a homeowner’s policy or business liability policy.
However, occasionally these cases need to go to court. Under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, you generally only have two years to make this decision and take action. In some cases, though, such as when your injuries occurred on government property like a public park, you may not have this long to take action. We recommend calling us as soon as you can so we can explain your deadlines and act quickly on your behalf.
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Speak to a Member of Our Roswell Premises Liability Team
A Roswell premises liability lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you seek and possibly secure compensation after an injury on someone else’s property, in a restaurant or store, or in another location. You can speak with a member of the premises liability team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today by calling (678) 562-5595. We review these cases for free.