From proper lawn maintenance to fixing repairs in a timely manner, every property owner in Peachtree Corners must keep their properties safe and secure. However, not all owners uphold this duty of care — leading to severe injury to people who encounter these dangerous conditions.
If you are suffering from injuries as a result of a negligent property owner, Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC can help. Our Peachtree Corners premises liability attorneys can guide you through the premises liability lawsuit process so you can collect the compensation you need to recover.
Why Choose Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC?
- Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in Peachtree Corners and beyond. We will not hesitate to take the necessary actions to secure the maximum possible compensation.
- Our contingency fee agreements allow you to limit your out-of-pocket costs. All legal fees are part of the settlement we secure on your behalf.
- We believe in open, honest communication during each stage of your case. Our firm is available to answer any question you may have, at any time.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept common in personal injury cases that involve accidents that take place on someone else’s property. Usually, defective or unsafe conditions cause the accident to occur. To prove a premises liability case, you and your attorney will need to prove that the owner of the property was negligent, and this negligence led to your injuries.
You will need to establish the following four elements to successfully collect a settlement in a premises liability lawsuit.
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care.
- The breach of care directly caused your injuries.
- You suffered damages you can collect in your settlement.
You have two years from the date of your injury to file a premises liability claim in Georgia civil court. If you miss this deadline, the court will dismiss your claim and you will lose your chance at collecting compensation for your injuries. Contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC as soon as possible to ensure you file your case before the deadline.
What Damages Can You Collect in a Premises Liability Case?
You can collect two main types of damages in premises liability lawsuits: economic and non-economic. In certain cases, you may be eligible for punitive damages as well.
Economic damages refer to the tangible expenses you incur as a result of the accident, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and disability accommodations. Non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering damages, involve the emotional harm you experience. These may include mental anguish, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain.
The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the at-fault party rather than compensate you for specific losses, which is why they only apply in certain lawsuits. You may be eligible for this compensation if the at-fault party acted in a way that exhibits willful misconduct, malice, oppression, wantonness, fraud, or a conscious disregard for consequences.
Contact Bross, McAllister & Williams Today
If you are the victim of a negligent property owner, contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC immediately. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible to ensure you file your case before the statute of limitations passes, and our Peachtree Corners premises liability lawyers will take the steps necessary to serve the at-fault party and submit your case to Georgia civil court.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation at our Suwanee offices. We are happy to meet in an alternate location upon your request. We represent clients in Peachtree Corners, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and throughout Gwinnett County.