People who own public or private property in Georgia and throughout the U.S. are required by law to keep their property reasonably safe for guests. If a landowner fails to adequately address an unsafe condition—whether by taking measures to fix the condition or by warning visitors to the property of the condition—and someone is injured as a result, the property owner may be liable. If you were injured in an accident caused by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the negligent party accountable by filing a premises liability claim.
The Atlanta premises liability lawyers at Monge & Associates have extensive experience handling all types of premises liability claims. Led by Scott Monge, The Hammer, our legal team can help you determine the cause of your accident, as well as who is responsible for your losses. We can help you fight for the full, fair recovery you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. We are available to assist you 24/7 and we can even come to you, if necessary.
Contact us online or call (800) 860-8021 to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with our attorneys today.
What Is a “Dangerous Condition?”
In Georgia, property owners have a duty to keep their properties safe. In order to pursue a premises liability claim, you must first show that the property owner owed you this duty (i.e. you were an invited guest/on the property legally); the property owner knew of or should have known of the defective or dangerous condition; and, the property owner failed to repair, correct, or warn you of the condition.
Common examples of dangerous and defective property conditions include:
- Accumulated water, ice, or snow
- Inadequate lighting
- Insufficient security
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Defective sidewalks
- Unsafe stairs/stair railings
- Lack of signage
- Spilled liquids/fallen merchandise
- Unrestrained animals
- Blocked exits, walkways, etc.
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other examples of dangerous and defective conditions. Remember, these conditions can exist in both public and private spaces, including stores, apartment buildings, and homes.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
There are many different types of accidents that may occur as a result of a dangerous or defective property condition, meaning there are numerous types of premises liability claims.
At Monge & Associates, we are experienced in handling all types of premises liability cases, including but not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Improper premises maintenance
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Negligent security leading to assault/injury
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Fires and explosions
If you were injured or your loved one was killed as a result of unsafe premises, Monge & Associates can help you work to secure the compensation you are owed. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are available 24/7.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Many people are hesitant to pursue these types of cases. However, slip and fall and other types of premises liability incidents can have lasting, life-altering consequences. Many victims suffer serious injuries, like broken bones, herniated discs, torn rotator cuffs, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. These typically require extensive, ongoing medical attention, which can quickly become very costly. Compounded with lost income from the time you’ve had to take off work to receive medical care, this can cause serious financial strain for yourself and your family.
At Monge & Associates, we understand how difficult it is to put your life back together after a serious accident. We believe that negligent property owners should be held accountable. Our Atlanta-based premises liability attorneys work with a variety of industry experts, economists, and other professionals in order to determine the true cost of your injuries. We seek to recover the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
We guarantee that you will receive a higher settlement offer than you had prior to hiring us, or you pay nothing. Call (800) 860-8021 or contact us online to learn more.