Gainesville, GA Premises Liability Attorney
Experienced Premises Liability Lawyers Representing Clients Across Georgia
Premises liability claims are civil actions against a property owner for failing to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition. Davies Hothem Injury Law’s premises liability attorneys represent individuals who have been injured on an unsafe or negligently-maintained property. Our Gainesville, GA premises liability attorneys can assist you with navigating your case.
Premises liability cases are complex cases. The degree of the landowner or business owner’s duty varies based on the injured party’s legal status on the property, or in other words, their reason for being on the property. Davies Hothem Injury Law’s premises liability lawyers have the requisite skill and expertise to prove premise liability and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact Davies Hothem Injury Law if you or someone you love has been hurt on someone else’s property.
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Gainesville Premise Liability Case?
By law, owners and proprietors of land owe a duty to exercise ordinary care in keeping their approaches and premises safe for individuals invited (expressly or impliedly) on the property. Premises liability can extend to any third party, like property management and maintenance companies, tasked with keeping premises maintained, safe, and secure. Whether the injury occurs at an apartment complex, restaurant, retail store, or parking lot, the owner or occupier may be held directly liable for negligence, even if the injury that occurred was not an accident, but the result of someone else’s criminal conduct.
Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle Include:
- Poor or Negligent Security
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Elevator Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Diving Accidents
- Balcony Accidents
- Escalator Accidents
- Walking Area Accidents
- Uneven pavement or floors
- Hotel Negligence
At Davies Hothem Injury Law, our Gainesville, GA Premise Liability attorneys know how to pursue and succeed in any premise liability case.
Proving Premises Liability Negligence
The plaintiff must show that the property owner breached its duty to exercise ordinary care in keeping its premises safe. This duty includes inspecting the property to discover possible dangerous conditions of which the owner has no knowledge.
Even if the property owner does not have “actual” knowledge of a foreseeable danger, an experienced attorney at Davies Hothem Injury Law will uncover any existing evidence of “constructive” knowledge. In other words, knowledge of danger or a dangerous situation may be imputed to the owner if there is evidence that a dangerous condition lasted so long that it would have been discovered had the owner exercised reasonable care in inspecting the premises. Evidence that an employee of the owner was in the immediate vicinity of the hazardous condition and could have easily seen and corrected the hazard could be invaluable.
The level of care required of a property owner can change based on the type of visitor you are. In some cases, the duty owed is more narrow and the owner, rather than having a duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition, only has a duty to refrain from willful or wanton misconduct. Trespassers are less likely to be protected by the law, although there are exceptions for children. Hiring the right attorney can make all the difference in proving your legal status on the property and your premises liability claim.
Georgia Negligent Security Lawyers
One of the most common types of premises liability cases we handle at Davies Hothem Injury Law is negligent security cases. If you or a loved one were the victim of a violent criminal act, you may have a claim for negligent security. If an owner or proprietor has reason to anticipate a criminal act on the property, it has a duty to exercise ordinary care to guard against injury from such crimes. Proving the foreseeability of the crime is essential in a negligent security case. At Davies Hothem Injury Law, we know how to obtain evidence that proves foreseeability, including the existence and notice of other criminal acts on or near the property.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
The value of your claim depends on the strength of the evidence and the extent of your injuries. Our Gainesville Premise Liability Attorneys can give you a general idea of the value of your claim during a free consultation. The types of damages typically compensated include:
- Loss of wages
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property damages
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Emotional distress
Contact our Gainesville, GA Premises Liability Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury or death on someone else’s property, contact our Gainesville, GA Premise Liability Attorneys at Davies Hothem Injury Law. Depending on the facts and circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation.