Premises Liability Lawyers Serving Atlanta

Experienced personal injury attorneys who will fight for you

The owners of property, whether public or private, have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. Failing to meet this responsibility can result in an accident that leaves people with serious injuries.

At Fried Goldberg LLC, our experienced personal injury lawyers fight for the rights of victims and help them recover financial compensation. Our firm is known throughout the United States for our work in trucking litigation. But we also handle other practice areas.

What is premises liability?

Premises liability involves claims by a person who is injured on another person’s property. The injured person may bring a claim against the owner or the person or business in control of the property at the time of the injury.

Most people think if you are injured on another person’s property, then the property owner is automatically responsible for the injury. This is not true. In premises liability, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous conditions yet failed to do something about it.

An owner isn’t liable simply because an injury occurred on their property. As in all of personal injury law, proving that the owner was negligent is essential. The law requires property owners to keep their grounds reasonably free of hazards to others. When they fail to do so, people can get hurt or killed.

But property owners often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Examples of premises liability cases

People can be injured in:

  • Slip and fall accidents – These occur when someone slips, trips, or falls due to hazardous conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or lack of warning signs.
  • Elevators, escalators, or automatic doors – When these devices suffer a mechanical failure, it is often due to a product defect, improper maintenance or inadequate inspections.
  • Trip and fall accidents – Similar to slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents happen when someone stumbles or trips over an object or an uneven surface, such as loose flooring, debris, or improperly maintained walkways.
  • Falling objects – For example, shoppers in retail stores can be hurt when merchandise falls and lands on them.
  • Negligent security incidents – Property owners may be liable for injuries caused by criminal acts if they fail to provide adequate security measures such as proper lighting, surveillance systems, or security personnel, leading to assaults, robberies, or other crimes.
  • Swimming pool accidents – An owner can be held liable for a guest’s injury in a pool if the owner failed to provide proper equipment or supervision.

For those looking for more technical details, Fried Goldberg has also prepared a detailed guide about premise liability law in Georgia.

What types of compensation can I recover in a premises liability accident?

People who suffer injuries due to the negligence of others are often entitled to compensation for costs they incurred as a direct result of the incident. Expenses that may be recoverable in court include:

  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Medical care
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning capacity

What should I do if I’ve been hurt on someone else’s property?

There are steps you can take to protect yourself and your right to seek compensation:

  • Get medical attention – Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s crucial to have a professional evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment. This will also create a medical record linking your injuries to the accident.
  • Document the accident scene – If possible, gather evidence from the accident scene. Take photographs or videos of the hazardous condition that caused your injury, as well as any visible injuries you sustained. If there were witnesses to the accident, collect their contact information as they may provide valuable statements later.
  • Report the incident – Notify the property owner, manager, or appropriate authority about the accident. Ensure that they document your report and provide you with a copy for your records. If the accident occurred at a business or commercial establishment, they may have an incident or accident report form that you can fill out.
  • Preserve evidence – This may include clothing, footwear, or any objects involved in the incident. If you were hurt in a slip or trip and fall, save the shoes you were wearing and don’t wear them again until your case is resolved. Additionally, keep copies of any relevant documents such as medical records, receipts for medical expenses, and correspondence with the property owner or insurance companies.
  • Get legal advice – Contact a personal injury lawyer. They can provide guidance and assess the strength of your case.

Schedule a free consultation with a premises liability attorney

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to have your claim evaluated.

Our Atlanta, Georgia premises liability lawyers have extensive experience litigating all types of premises liability claims. We’ve helped many seriously injured clients obtain compensation from negligent property owners over the years.

Remember, it is essential to act promptly, as there may be time limits for taking legal action. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

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