Newnan Premises Liability Attorney
Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for injuries that occur as a result. If you have been hurt, contact a Newnan premises liability lawyer at Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. today. We are dedicated advocates for injured people.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- With more than two decades of experience working and living in the community we serve, we are committed to providing our clients with the exemplary representation they deserve.
- Our attorneys operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees unless we are successful and recover compensation for you.
- We give each of our clients dedicated personal attention, ensuring that all their legal needs are met.
Why You Need a Premises Liability Lawyer
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced Newnan personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Certain elements must be proven in your claim to recover damages. Our personal injury lawyers can investigate the accident and determine if the property owner is liable for your injuries. We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept in personal injury cases in which injury was caused by an unsafe condition on someone else’s property. The term refers to the responsibility of property owners to keep their property safe, and their liability for injuries when they fail to do so. To win in a premises liability claim, the injured person must show that the property owner was negligent or failed to use reasonable care in maintaining the property.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
Different personal injury matters fall under the category of premises liability. Examples include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Inadequate building security leading to assault or injury
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic chemicals or fumes
- Elevator and escalator accidents
What Must Be Proven in a Premises Liability Claim?
To recover compensation in a premises liability claim in Georgia, you must show that:
- The responsible party is the owner or occupier of the land or premises.
- You were an express or implied invitee on the property for a lawful purpose. (An invitee is someone who has the express or implied permission of the landlord to enter the property).
- Your accident and injuries occurred because of the responsible party’s failure to exercise ordinary care on the premises.
To hold the property owner liable for injuries caused on the property, you must establish that the property owner knew that the hazardous condition existed and failed to take steps to correct it. If the hazardous condition existed for long enough that the property owner should have known about, knowledge of the condition can be inferred.
Damages You Can Claim
State law allows for several types of damages to be awarded in a premises liability case, including:
- Special damages: These are damages that can be assigned a dollar amount, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity.
- General damages: More subjective damages that cannot be assigned a monetary value include pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Get in Touch with Us Today
Hazardous conditions on a property can cause serious injuries with long-term consequences. If you have been the victim of a premises liability accident, contact Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. for a free consultation at (770) 251-7100. Our Newnan personal injury lawyers will represent and defend your claim.