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Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys may be able to help you obtain compensation if you were injured on another party’s property.

Property owners and managers are responsible for making sure their premises are properly maintained and reasonably safe for visitors. If a property owner fails in this regard and you are injured as a result, you may be able to get compensation for your medical bills and other damages.

Georgia laws regarding premises liability are complex, and not every injury on another party’s property is suitable for a lawsuit. Negligence of the property owner or operator must be clearly established. If you believe your injury accident was caused by the carelessness of a business owner or other party, our Atlanta premises liability lawyers at The Stoddard Firm can review the facts of your case and advise you about your potential options.

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You are probably confused and unsure of your rights. When you are injured in motorcycle accidents or any accident that occurred while you were out and about, on another’s property, you may be confused about how you should react.  And, frankly, when you are hurt and in pain, you should not have to undergo the stress of trying to figure it all out. Your focus should be on recuperating.

When we accept your case, we will handle the legal steps from beginning to end. We will thoroughly investigate your situation, accurately account for your losses, complete and file all necessary forms and paperwork, and negotiate with the property owners’ insurance company to obtain a fair settlement. If we are unable to reach a settlement, we’ll advise you about resolving your case in court. Basically, we do everything to try and get you a beneficial outcome.

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As a trusted personal injury law firm in Atlanta, we are ready to stand by your side. We do not back down from difficult situations, and we take the responsibility of representing you seriously.

Why Choose Our Atlanta Premises Liability Attorneys

Experienced, Effective, and Reputable

Our respected attorneys have extensive backgrounds effectively resolving premises liability cases:

  • Specific experience:  Our founding attorney, Matt Stoddard, and our entire legal team understand the unique intricacies of premises liability law in Georgia. We know what evidence it takes to prove a case in order to achieve the results our clients need.
  • Effective approach:  Our approach is built upon taking the time to understand all aspects of a case and paying attention to the little things. All of our valued clients are provided with highly personalized and responsive service.
  • Reputation for success: We have served the local community for years and have built a reputation for providing successful legal guidance.

You can take a look at our results to see what we have done for past clients. We cannot guarantee a dollar amount for you, but we can guarantee that we will work hard to try and obtain the highest settlement possible based on the facts of your case. 

Damages in Premises Liability Cases

Here are examples of types of damages that may be claimed in premises liability cases:

  • Economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages
  • Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering and emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages for gross negligence.

Most claims involve a combination of these types of damages.

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Our skilled team will thoroughly examine all of your losses to determine both current and future damages you may claim.

Common Issues that Lead to Liability Lawsuits

Common property hazards that can cause people to slip and fall or have other serious injury accidents include the following:

  • Debris or spilled liquids on store floors
  • Broken or uprooted concrete on sidewalks
  • Unmarked holes in the ground
  • Torn carpeting or unsecured rugs
  • Unfenced and unguarded swimming pools
  • Damaged or broken stairs or stair railings
  • Defective escalators or elevators
  • Frayed electrical cords or overloaded circuits leading to electrocution or fire
  • Poor security, contributing to assaults
  • Loose dogs that bite.

We will carefully investigate to determine what led to your injuries and hold all at-fault parties accountable.

Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a Claim

Our Premises Liability Attorney Provides Answers

Following are broad answers to some of the questions we frequently receive.

How long do I have to file my premises liability case in Atlanta?

Premises liability cases must generally be filed within 2 years of the date that you were injured, however, there are sometimes exceptions making the period shorter or longer. With that said, it is often beneficial not to wait to file as evidence can become lost and witness memories may fade.

How do you prove negligence in premises liability?

Georgia Code § 51-3-1 holds property owners responsible for keeping their properties safe in a variety of instances.  If they fail to do so, they may be sued for negligence. Proving negligence involves showing that the property owner owed you a duty of care; they knew about the hazard and failed to correct it or warn about it; you were injured as a result; and you suffered damages.

What does It cost to hire your premises liability lawyer?

We work on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay us anything upfront to secure our services. We receive payment after we reach a satisfactory settlement or award in your favor. In the unusual circumstance that we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything.

How much is my case worth?

Without knowing the specific facts of your case, it is impossible for us to predict what it may be worth. We will advise you when we understand all the facts. Every case is unique, and those differences play a big role in determining value.

Speak with us directly to get specific answers for your case.

Attorney Matt Stoddard

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Matt StoddardMatt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]

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