Peachtree City Premises Liability Attorney
When you are on someone else’s property, you have the right to expect that the property is safe and free from hazards. Unfortunately, many property owners fail to maintain their premises, and people are injured as a result. You may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured on someone else’s property. At Anderson Law, our Peachtree City premises liability lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options and work to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
Call (404) 418-9435 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team today.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners responsible for certain injuries on their property. In Georgia, property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for those who are lawfully on the property. This includes customers, clients, and other business invitees, as well as social guests and, in some cases, even trespassers.
Property owners can be held liable for injuries caused by:
- Slip and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Defective conditions on the property
- Insufficient security
- Dog bites
- And more
However, property owners are not automatically liable for all injuries that occur on their property. Instead, they are only liable for injuries that occur as a result of their negligence.
What Is a Property Owner's Duty of Care?
Under Georgia law, property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for those who are lawfully on the property. This includes customers, clients, and other business invitees, as well as social guests and, in some cases, even trespassers.
Property owners can satisfy their duty of care by:
- Regularly inspecting the property for hazards
- Repairing or removing any hazards that are discovered
- Providing adequate warnings about any hazards that cannot be repaired or removed
- And more
When a property owner fails to satisfy their duty of care, and someone is injured as a result, the injured person can file a premises liability claim against the property owner. If the injured person can prove that the property owner was negligent, they can recover compensation for their injuries.
What Is a Property Owner's Liability?
Property owners can be held liable for injuries on their property if they are negligent. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you can file a premises liability claim against the property owner to recover compensation.
In a premises liability claim, you can recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- And more
You only have a limited amount of time to file a premises liability claim in Georgia. In most cases, you have two years from the accident date to file a claim. If you fail to file a claim within this time limit, you will be barred from recovering compensation for your injuries.
How Can a Premises Liability Lawyer Help?
At Anderson Law, our premises liability lawyers in Peachtree City can help you fight for the compensation you are owed. We can investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong legal strategy for your case. We can also handle all negotiations with the property owner’s insurance company and represent your best interests in court if necessary.
Call (404) 418-9435 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team today. We also serve residents of Fayetteville, Newnan, Tyrone & Fairburn