Savannah Premises Liability Attorney
When you enter someone else’s property, you have the right to expect that you are reasonably safe. Unfortunately, many property owners in Savannah use or maintain their properties in unsafe ways. This can lead to serious accidents, visitor injuries, and even deaths.
If you were injured in an accident on someone else’s property, including a business or public property, contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to discuss a potential premises liability lawsuit. Our experienced premises liability lawyers in Savannah can determine whether you have a case, who was responsible for your injuries, and what to do next. Call (912) 335-1909 today for your free case consultation.
How Can a Trial Attorney Help You?
Insurance companies want to avoid going to trial, as this will cost them more time and money than a settlement. Having a trial attorney represent you can show an insurance company that you are able to go to court and that you will not accept less than you deserve. A trial attorney will allow you to level the playing field when going up against a powerful property insurance company or corporation.
What Is a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
A premises liability lawsuit is a civil claim that alleges that the owner or occupier of property did something or failed to do something that a reasonable and prudent person would have in the same circumstances and that this caused the accident in question. In other words, that the injuries you are claiming would not have happened but for the property owner’s negligence.
Negligence in premises liability law refers to a property owner’s failure to conduct the maintenance and repairs necessary to prevent foreseeable injuries. If a property owner knowingly ignored a trip and fall hazard, for example, the owner could be held liable for a related accident and visitor injury.
Four Elements of a Premises Liability Claim
There are four elements that you or your attorney must prove as more likely to be true than not true for a valid premises liability lawsuit in Georgia:
- Legal duty. The property owner must have had a legal duty to maintain safe premises when you entered the property.
- Breach of duty. The property owner must have failed to meet his or her legal duty due to some wrongful or careless act.
- Causation. The property owner’s breach of the duty of care must have created or contributed to the hazard that caused your injuries.
- Damages. You must have suffered compensable losses in the accident, known as damages. These may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In general, all property owners owe you a duty of care unless you are a trespasser over the age of 18. An attorney can help you understand your status as a visitor, collect evidence, and build a compelling claim against one or more defendants in Savannah.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
If the owner of the property where you were injured reasonably could have prevented your accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Many different types of premises liability accidents may allow you to bring a cause of action in Savannah, including:
- Amusement park accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Defective chairs or benches
- Dog bite injuries
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Hotel and spa injuries
- Negligent security
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Staircase accidents
- Struck-by falling objects
- Swimming pool accidents
If you are not sure whether you have grounds for a claim, our attorneys can listen to your story and go over your rights in more detail with you during a free initial consultation.
Contact Our Savannah Premise Liability Lawyers Today
You have rights as the injured victim of a premises liability accident in Savannah. At Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers, we are passionate about protecting injured property visitors and pursuing justice on their behalf. We will work tirelessly on your case for optimal results, even if this means going to trial. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers have maintained a reputation of excellence for more than 20 years.
We accept clients in the coastal regions of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. For more information about your particular premises liability case, contact us today online or call us at (912) 335-1909.