Premises Liability Attorneys in Atlanta
Premises liability comes into play when an injury is sustained on another’s property because of an unsafe condition. If a property owner knows about these dangerous conditions and fails to correct them, he or she may be liable for whatever injuries are sustained. If you or someone you love has been injured while on another individual’s property, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. Call the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC at (770) 350-2691, to discuss your circumstances in a free case evaluation.
Premises liability covers a wide range of possible accidents, but each one usually stems from an act of negligence on the part of the person who owns the property. As the victim, you may have the right to pursue damages for some of the following:
- Emergency treatment
- Surgical costs
- Specialized medical care
- Long-term therapy
- Loss of wages or employment
- Wrongful death
Do not delay, because physical evidence, official documentation, and witness statements can get lost or forgotten over time. The sooner you file, the greater your chances will be to build a successful case. Additionally, the state of Georgia maintains a statute of limitations of two years on all personal injury claims. Failing to meet that deadline can mean a complete forfeiture of your right to recover damages. Do not let this opportunity go by. Call Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, today and schedule a free consultation.
How Can an Atlanta Property Owner be “Negligent”?
Successful personal injury cases depend on what is known as negligence. In the simplest terms, this means your injuries were sustained because an individual or party failed to uphold an acceptable standard of care that was owed to you, in whatever situation may have caused your accident. This failure must go beyond making a simple mistake; the individual must have acted in such a reckless manner as to completely ignore the safety of others.
Premises liability can take many forms: from icy sidewalks and poorly lit stairwells to shoddy construction and inadequate or incompetent security. Even failing to post appropriate warning signs about potentially hazardous areas can be considered an act of negligence, depending on the circumstance. In order to make a successful claim, we, the representing firm, must prove the following:
- The premises in question was a threat or contained hazardous conditions;
- The owner of said premises knew of situation, or in the course of regular maintenance would have at one point discovered the danger;
- The owner of said premises did nothing to alleviate the danger in a timely fashion;
- And the injuries sustained were a result of this hazard.
Keep in mind that this is a basic approach to a very complex section of the law. Premises liability requires a great deal of experience and legal understanding to successfully negotiate. Be sure to speak with a dedicated personal injury firm that has a history with premises injury and slip and fall accident cases before making any final decisions on how to proceed.
Representation You Can Trust
It is quite common for individuals who have suffered injuries on another person’s property to feel as though they are partially at fault for the situation or they somehow provoked the accident. While there may be portions of truth to this, it may not absolve the owner of the property from their duty to keep you, or anyone else who steps foot on their lands, free from harm. You have the right to explore your legal options and Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC is ready to assist in that regard. Let our years of experience and thorough understanding of current premises liability laws guide the way. Contact us at (770)350-2691 or fill out our online contact form to speak with our Atlanta premises liability lawyers and get the information you seek in a free case consultation.