When a property owner makes their property available to members of the public in Georgia, they have a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep the premises in a safe condition. When the property owner fails to do so and someone suffers injury on the property as a result, the property owner can be held liable for damages. Often there is insurance available to cover the damages, either in the form of medical payments coverage or liability insurance. The lawyers at Burnside Law Firm have helped many clients successfully recover compensation for injuries suffered from falling on someone else’s property. Some of the claims we have handled include:
Premises Liability Claims Attorneys in Augusta, Georgia
The injuries people suffer on another person’s property may be caused by a number of factors that are out of their control. While the conditions that cause these accidents vary, every property owner has a duty to ensure that his or her property is maintained in a reasonably safe manner. At the law office of Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, we represent people who were injured because of a dangerous property condition, such as wet floors or defective stairs.
Since 1978, our firm has been helping people throughout Georgia file claims against negligent property owners whose actions injured innocent people. We have obtained numerous favorable settlements and verdicts for people in premises liability lawsuits. If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, contact one of our lawyers for a free initial consultation about your case.
Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Accident Claims
Falls at grocery stores, malls, retail shops, sidewalks, parking lots and businesses can all cause devastating injuries to unsuspecting people. Serious falls like these can result in back or neck injuries, head injuries, hip injuries or other serious injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, thousands of people are killed and millions of people are injured in slip and fall accidents caused by:
- Objects falling off shelves at big box retail stores
- Slippery aisles of grocery stores
- Uneven sidewalks and parking lots
- Failures to clean up spills in a reasonable amount of time
- Other hazardous conditions
Other Premises Liability Claims
Many other things can occur on a person’s property that may subject him or her to civil liability. These hazardous conditions can range from torn carpet in a retail store that results in a serious trip and fall incident to inadequate or negligent security in a parking garage that results in someone being brutally attacked.
If a property condition that was either caused or not rectified by an owner injures you, he or she may be held liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, damages and other out-of-pocket expenses in a premises liability claim.
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact one of our premises liability attorneys at Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, for a free initial consultation.
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