Georgia law sometimes provides a legal claim when you are injured by a dangerous condition on another person’s property. These claims most often involve slipping on a liquid, tripping on a raised fixed object, or falling in a hole. The law governing these claims is not friendly to the injured. For this reason, retail stores, hotels, apartment complexes, and other large property owners often have procedures designed to document the incident in a way that gets your case thrown out of court before you ever reach a jury.
Matt Stoddard has successfully navigated these claims on a number of occasions including cases involving slips on ice, trips into skylights, and falls into holes. The Stoddard Firm knows how to prevail in these cases. The injured party must convince first the judge, and then the jury, (i) that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, (ii) that the property owner did not act reasonably in fixing or removing the danger, and (iii) that the injured person was not aware of the danger before falling. In making this showing, The Stoddard Firm can often utilize its relationships with experts in building codes, life safety codes, mechanical codes, and fire codes. If you have suffered a serious fall injury, we encourage you to contact The Stoddard Firm for a free consultation.