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Avondale Estates Premises Liability Lawyers

Trustworthy Advocates for Injured Avondale Estates Residents

Avondale Estates is a charming suburb east of Atlanta that many consider one of the best places to live in Georgia. Although it is primarily a residential area, many businesses also call it home. Accordingly, many Avondale Estates residents are proud property owners. As property owners, they owe specific legal duties to individuals present on their property. They could be held liable for injuries sustained by visitors, guests, employees, or others who enter the property.

At Grant Law Office, we have been helping injured individuals get justice for their injuries for over 20 years. We understand the challenges you face when injured on someone else's property in Avondale Estates. Our extensive experience allows us to fight for the rights of the people we represent. Attorney Wayne Grant has over three decades of legal experience and is in the top 5% of attorneys in Georgia, as selected by his peers and through independent research conducted by Super Lawyers.

If you were injured on someone else's property, call dedicated Avondale Estates persnoal injury lawyers at (404) 995-3955 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

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The Law of Premises Liability

Premises liability cases can be associated with a range of locations and situations. Here are five common issues causing premises liability injuries:

  • Wet surfaces: Slip-and-fall accidents due to wet or slippery surfaces, often caused by spills, leaks, or inadequate maintenance.
  • Defective elevators: Injuries resulting from malfunctioning or poorly maintained elevators, leading to accidents such as sudden drops or entrapment.
  • Criminal acts: Incidents involving criminal activity on a property, which may include assaults, robberies, or other criminal acts that could have been prevented or anticipated by property owners.
  • Attractive nuisance: Accidents involving children who are attracted to potentially dangerous features on a property, such as swimming pools, abandoned buildings, or construction sites.

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Types of Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability accidents can take many different forms and be caused by a number of reasons. Here are five common types:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents: Slip-and-falls occur when individuals slip, trip, or fall on another person's property due to hazardous conditions such as wet or slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, or debris in walkways.
  • Inadequate security: Injuries may result from incidents such as assaults, robberies, or other criminal acts that could have been prevented or minimized with proper security measures in place.
  • Elevator and escalator accidents: When these mechanical devices malfunction or are inadequately maintained, these incidents can lead to sudden drops, entrapment, or other injuries.
  • Structural failures: These incidents can lead to severe injuries when floors, ceilings, or walls collapse due to negligent maintenance or construction.

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Determining Liability

In Georgia, property owners owe a duty of care to those who enter their premises. This duty varies depending on the visitor's status, which is typically classified into three categories:

  • Invitees: Property owners owe invitees the highest duty of care, which includes regularly inspecting the premises for hazards and promptly addressing any dangers.
  • Licensees: Licensees have permission to enter the property but for their own purposes, such as social guests. Property owners must warn licensees of any known dangers that may not be obvious.
  • Trespassers: While property owners generally owe fewer duties to trespassers, they must still avoid intentionally causing harm. However, if a property owner is aware of frequent trespassing, they may have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent injury.

If your injury occurs on public property, you may wonder who is liable. Georgia law may hold various entities or individuals responsible, depending on the circumstances, such as cities and municipalities, government agencies, as well as private contractors or developers.

Importantly, sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine limiting lawsuits and liability against government entities. However, exceptions exist in Georgia and other states that may allow individuals to pursue claims in certain circumstances. The application of sovereign immunity is complex and depends on the nature of the injury and the actions involved.

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Compensation for Premises Liability Injuries

If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation through a premises liability claim. Various damages, such as medical expenses, present and future, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more, are recoverable.

Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law. We will investigate the circumstances of your accident, gather evidence to support your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, take your case to trial. We will keep you informed and involved in the decision-making process at every step.

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Avondale Estates Premises Liability Lawyers You Want in Your Corner

If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence on their property, don't navigate the legal process alone—contact Grant Law Office.

Our Avondale Estates premises liability lawyers can help you understand your rights and guide you through every step of your case. With our experience and dedication, you have the legal support you need.

Call (404) 995-3955 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

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