Forsyth County Premises Liability Attorney
Holding Property Owners Responsible
Premises liability is one of the most common grounds for personal injury claims in the U.S. and in Georgia. Many types of accidents fall under this umbrella term because premises liability refers to a case in which an individual is injured on someone else’s property as a result of that owner’s negligence. However, just because it’s a common injury case, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you deserve to be injured. If you or a loved one was harmed on someone’s property, whether by slipping and falling, being attacked by a dog, or more, you can turn to the compassionate premises liability attorney in Forsyth County. The Musgrove Law Firm is devoted to serving injured individuals and families in our community. As a small and local law firm, we’re able to personalize our legal services and meet with clients one-on-one to provide them with the care and support they need during a difficult time. You deserve a lawyer who cares for your well-being and understands your needs and goals.
Common Types of Premises Liability
Though our team has successfully handled a variety of premises liability cases, we’ve determined several common types of accidents that lead to premises liability lawsuits.
Common accidents include:
- Dog attacks: Dog bites are considered premises liability because they often occur on someone’s property. Dog owners have a responsibility to keep visitors and others safe, even in their own backyard. If, for instance, you were an invited guest in someone’s backyard, the owner is still obligated to keep you safe from attacks.
- Swimming pool accidents: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), accidental drownings kill 10 people per day in the U.S., a majority of them children aged 14 and younger. Children are less likely to know how to swim and more likely to wander off and fall into pools before parents and adults can notice and respond. Property owners are often encouraged to have lifeguards on duty during pool hours and to lock their gates when the pools are closed. More owners are now investing in pool covers to prevent drownings.
- Slip and fall accidents: Slip and falls are one of the most common types of accidents occurring on unsafe premises and are the leading cause of injuries and deaths in older adults. Slip and falls can happen anywhere, from in parking lots to office environments to grocery stores.
Premises liability cases can sometimes be tricky to prove because claimants are required to confirm numerous “elements” that prove the authenticity and extent of their injuries and damages. Not all accidents that occur on someone’s property are the responsibility of the property owner.
Our experienced lawyer is well-versed on premises liability law and can help you prove the following elements so you can pursue damages successfully:
- The property owner owns, leases, or resides on the property in question: By proving the at-fault party is the owner of the property you were injured on, you can establish that the person has the duties of a property owner, which include keeping guests and residents safe.
- The property owner was negligent in maintaining the property: You must provide evidence that the property owner was negligent in maintaining or managing the property, and/or that the standard of care was inadequate.
- You were injured because of the property owner’s negligence: You are required to prove that the owner’s negligence specifically caused your accident and injuries.
- Your injuries resulted in real damage: To prove that you sustained damages that deserve compensation, you must have evidence including medical documentation, witness testimonies, and sometimes even testimony from an expert witness.
With our legal team on your side, you won’t have to worry about establishing these elements by yourself. Having handled countless cases like yours before, we know how to begin building your claim so it can’t be refuted by the property owner in question or their insurance company.
Call (470) 347-1515 to reach our Forsyth County premises liability lawyer today. We can schedule a same-day appointment and accommodate your schedule for client convenience during an inconvenient time.
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