Who Is Accountable When You Get Hurt On A Property?
Many people do not know that when they are seriously injured on an Atlanta property they can file a civil suit to get their medical bills paid. They can also collect for lost wages and pain and suffering. This is true if you slip and fall, if merchandise falls and injures you, if there is a fire or an elevator or escalator fails to work properly.
This is also true if you are injured because the property owner did not take the necessary precautions to keep the parking area, swimming pool or hotel room secure from intruders or attackers. If you were robbed, attacked or sexually assaulted in a mall, hotel, resort or another area where you would expect to be safe and secure, call us: 404-566-9460.
Establishing Liability In A Premises Liability Case
Under the law, property owners owe a duty of care to those who visit their premises. This means that all property owners, operators and managers must take reasonable steps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for their visitors. If they fail in this regard, and someone is injured on the property as a result, they can be held liable for all resulting damages.
In order to file a valid premises liability claim, the victim must be able to prove that:
- The property was dangerous or contained hazardous conditions.
- The property owner knew or should have known, about the conditions.
- The property owner failed to remove the hazard in a timely manner.
- The dangerous conditions caused the victim to suffer an injury.
If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to damages for the economic and noneconomic (such as trauma, pain and suffering) losses you have suffered.
Compensation may include reimbursement for all of your medical expenses and lost earnings, as well as compensation for any pain and suffering, mental anguish and the loss of enjoyment you experienced. If the accident results in a fatality, a wrongful death claim can be brought by surviving family members on behalf of the deceased.
Speak With An Attorney Who Can Answer Your Questions
At Pratt Clay LLC, we understand that you have questions. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation so that you can get your questions answered. We offer no-nonsense and straightforward advice and guidance on how to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. We have recovered over $100 million on behalf of our clients over the past three years alone. Let us help you, too. Call 404-566-9460 or send us a brief email to connect.