A person may file a premises liability claim if they are injured on another person’s property due to the property owner’s negligence. To have a valid claim, you must prove that the negligent property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions and did not take action to fix them, injuring you as a result.
If you have experienced this, you may have a valid premises liability claim and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our Atlanta Injury Lawyer to learn more about how our firm can guide you through the claims process.
What is the burden of proof in a premises liability claim?
The burden of proof is the responsibility of the individual and our Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer to prove the claim they have made. This can also be known as the preponderance of evidence. This means you will have to gather evidence following the accident. This includes: taking pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, collecting witnesses and their contact information, alerting the police if necessary, and receiving medical treatment to collect all information pertaining to your injuries. The process should be started as soon as possible to prevent the property owner from trying to cover up the hazardous conditions on their property. We want your case to be as strong as possible.
What is the statute of limitations?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take action against the property owner following the accident. In the state of Georgia, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is two years. If you wait longer than this timeframe, you may be unable to collect compensation for your injuries.
What kind of compensation may I be entitled to?
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have suffered economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include past or future wages, cost of surgery, hospital stays, rehabilitation, in-home aide services, and more.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life, and more.
If you believe you are an accident victim and may have a valid premises liability claim, please contact our office so we can help you get the justice you deserve.
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