Injury from Dangerous Property Conditions
Although specific provisions and exceptions vary from state to state, the general law in the U.S. is that owners, managers, businesses, tenants, and others responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of property must keep it safe. This means that those in control of a building, house, apartment, construction site, or undeveloped piece of land must remove conditions that are likely to cause harm to others who may be on the property as visitors, customers, or in some cases, even trespassers. If you or a family member has been injured on another’s property, we would encourage you to contact our office to discuss your unique situation and determine the best options for moving forward. And always remember, there are timelines when injury victims must act to receive compensation from property owners or their insurance companies.
Type of Premises Liability Claims
There are many types of injuries that occur throughout the state of Georgia each and every day due to dangerous conditions on property. They include:
- Slip and Falls
- Negligent Security or Inadequate Safety
- Vicious Animals
- Defective or Improperly Maintained Equipment
- Attractive Nuisance
- Over-serving Alcohol (aka Dram Shop Cases)
It is important to note that a person injured by one of the above conditions is required to prove certain elements in order to collect compensation. This is the main reason why it is so important to hire an experienced premises liability attorney who understands not only the legal issues in your case but also how the facts surrounding the incident impact case value.
Role of the Dangerous Property Claims Attorney
Attorney Bill Stemberger has been representing individuals and families in premises liability cases for more than three decades. He understands how to build a successful case by:
- Conducting a complete and thorough investigation into the conditions that caused the injury.
- Calculating the true value of damages including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
- Determining liable parties including property owners, landlords, tenants, management companies, contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and others who breached the duty to maintain a safe premises.
- Finding insurance policies that may cover the incident and claims for monetary damages.
In short, premises liability cases are complex, have many moving parts, and often trip-up both non-lawyers who attempt to resolve their own claims as well as inexperienced attorneys who do not fully understand the tactics used by property owners and their insurance companies.
What Should You Do Now
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, please contact our office today for a free consultation. Attorney Bill Stemberger will discuss your case with you and explain your options so you can make an educated decision about what’s best for you and your family. Please remember that anything you tell our legal team is confidential and you are under no obligation to do anything unless you feel 100% confident in our ability to recover financial compensation for you. Don’t give up and don’t delay. We are here for you at 770-253-0913.