A hazardous condition in a premises liability case is an unsafe state that can cause harm to people present on a property. All property owners (public and private) should ensure that their property is free from hazardous or dangerous conditions.
If you or your loved one was injured on another person’s property, you could wonder about compensation. If you can prove the property owner had prior knowledge about the hazard, you could secure financial recovery for your injury-related damages and expenses.
Hazardous Conditions That Could Be Present in Your Premises Liability Case
Every case involves different circumstances, but our team has seen many of the same hazards in our practice. Here are a few examples of hazardous conditions in premises liability cases:
- Damaged or uneven stairs
- Wet floors
- Cracked or uneven floors and sidewalks
- Defective elevators
- Snowy or icy walkways
- Rippled carpets
- Poorly lit stairways and walkways
- Loose railings
- Faulty wiring and electrical systems
If you are unsure if a hazardous condition caused your injury, your premises liability lawyer could help you make that determination. You might not realize the danger a property owner put you in until your representative points it out to you.
Who Could Be Liable for Your Injuries?
Premises liability holds a property owner responsible for accidents and injuries that may occur on their property. Some liable parties in a premises liability case may include:
- A business or property owner
- A government municipality
- A landlord
You can file a premises liability claim after establishing that a hazardous condition caused your accident. This could allow you to receive compensation.
How To Prove a Premises Liability Case in Georgia
It’s necessary to prove that the liable property owner knew about the existence of hazardous conditions before filing for a premises liability claim. Some forms of evidence that can help your legal team build your case include:
- Photographic evidence of the defect
- Witness statements
- Video surveillance footage
- Photos of your injuries
- Medical records
If there were no visible signs warning visitors of the danger, you could take a video around the area to prove that the property didn’t have any hazard warnings installed.
You Could Be Eligible for Compensation After Suffering an Injury Due To a Hazard
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, and you and your lawyer could prove that the property owner acted negligently, you may be eligible for compensation. You’ll be compensated for your injuries and injury-related damages and expenses.
Our firm has been fighting for the rights of premises liability victims and can help you hold the negligent property owner accountable.
Is There a Deadline To File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Even though you may have up to two years to file your premises liability claim under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, it’s essential to act as soon as possible and begin the legal process. Starting a claim early enough enables your legal team to compile your evidence quickly and helps you meet all the deadlines for filing your claim.
Note that you may have up to six months to file a premises liability claim against a public entity under O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5. Consult your premises liability attorney to advise you further on the matter.
What Does It Cost To Hire a Lawyer?
You don’t need to pay attorney fees before your case is concluded. Our team takes personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you’ll pay us only if we win the case.* You will pay the attorney fees from your final settlement amount, and you won’t need to worry about that before the case is finalized.
We have helped many clients who have suffered injuries receive justice over the years. We can proudly say that we are here to serve you and secure the damages you need. Consider hiring a lawyer from our team.
We want the best for you, and we’ll help you make informed decisions about settling or taking the case to trial. Our main goal is to have you focus on your health and healing while we take care of everything else.
Call Our Team To Talk About Your Premises Liability Injury
Our premises liability attorneys are always prepared to go to court if the settlement offered isn’t fair to our clients. We prioritize our clients’ cases and have their interests at heart. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will help you obtain justice and the compensation you need. We will analyze settlements from the insurer and guide you on proper valuation of your losses.
Please call us today for a consultation. Our firm is ready to take on your case. We will guide you on how to navigate legal structure and ensure you recover from your injuries.