If you suffered injuries because of a hazard on someone else’s property, you have options for recovering the cost of your medical care
lost income, and more. Our Marietta premises liability attorneys represent clients in these cases. You have rights, and we can help you protect them.
Speak to a team member from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group about your options for free today. During your no-obligation case review, we can discuss your next steps moving forward.
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Our Premises Liability Lawyers Fight for the Best Possible Outcome
Do not pay for injuries and losses you experienced because of someone else’s negligence. The liable party should be responsible for those costs. To this end, we represent accident victims and pursue financial justice.
Our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of premises liability incidents. We understand the applicable laws, how to protect our clients’ rights, and how to help them get the money they need to recover physically and financially. Additionally, we provide our services with no upfront fees. Our clients only pay attorney’s fees after we secure a payout in the case. We do not get paid if we do not recover money for their losses.
Our Lawyers Learn the Cause of Your Accident in Marietta
To recover compensation for your injury-related losses, we must learn the cause of your premises liability accident. These incidents happen in many ways.
By reviewing your case, we may find evidence of:
- Wet floors, spills, or leaks
- Cracked sidewalks
- Trip hazards in a walkway
- Unmarked step-ups or downs
- Uneven floors or flooring
- Falling debris on a construction site
- Broken fencing leading to pool injuries and drownings
- Dangerous animals
- Poor lighting
- Missing or broken railings
- Negligent security practices
At a minimum, property owners must keep their buildings, yards, parking lots, and other areas safe. They must repair hazards as soon as possible or warn others about hazardous conditions until they can. Failing to do so is a breach of their standard of care.
We Prove Negligence Led to Your Accident and Injuries in Marietta
To secure compensation, the law requires us to prove that the property owner’s negligence led to your condition.
Establishing negligence involves showing:
- The property owner had an obligation to keep their premises safe.
- The property owner violated this duty of care.
- The hazard caused your accident and injuries.
- You have injuries and damages.
Here’s a hypothetical scenario to better understand negligence. You were staying at a hotel in Marietta. Upon exiting an elevator, you slipped on a newly waxed floor that didn’t have warning signs. You suffered a traumatic brain injury.
In this instance, we would assert that because the property owner didn’t warn guests of the waxed floor, you slipped, fell, and have serious injuries.
We Prove Negligence Using Your Case’s Evidence
We gather evidence to prove negligence. This evidence tells a story, allowing us to present strong support for our case against the property owner.
The evidence available differs in every case, but our investigation could require us to:
- Request official reports
- Obtain relevant medical records
- Seek and analyze videos and photographs
- Interview witnesses
- Survey the accident scene
- Discuss your prognosis and care with experts
- Take other steps to show negligence occurred
We use the information we collect to show the insurance adjuster, judge, jury, and other key parties what happened and why our client deserves fair compensation.
Damages Recoverable by a Marietta Premises Liability Lawyer
Suffering injuries can touch each corner of your life, from how many hours you can work to how you spend time with loved ones. We believe compensation in your case should reflect your unique experience.
Recoverable damages in your case may constitute:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment and ongoing care costs
- Income losses to date
- Diminished earning capacity
- Any out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
We Manage Marietta Premises Liability Cases That Result in Wrongful Death
Some victims of premises liability injuries do not survive. If your loved one passed away from their injuries, state law could allow you to pursue a payout based on their wrongful death. These laws allow certain immediate family members to hold the liable party responsible and seek appropriate compensation. Generally, we file these cases on behalf of a surviving spouse, children, or parents.
Recoverable damages in a wrongful death case may comprise your loved one’s funeral, end-of-life care expenses, and other related losses.
How Our Premises Liability Attorneys Help Clients Navigate the Process
Our clients trust us to handle their cases and fight for the compensation they need and deserve after a Marietta premises liability injury.
Throughout this process, they know we handle many tasks on their behalf, including:
- Managing all communications with the other parties
- Investigating what happened and building a case
- Answering questions and providing updates
- Preparing and filing all paperwork
- Guiding them through the claims process
- Negotiating with the insurer
- Representing their best interests
We do everything possible to secure what you need to move forward. Our team implements customized legal strategies for each client.
We Manage All Case-Related Deadlines
Under state law, injured parties usually have up to two years to file a lawsuit. There are exceptions, but they could give you more or less time to act. We like to go to work on cases as soon as possible. This ensures we meet all applicable deadlines. Sometimes, prompt action also gives us access to additional evidence.
For instance, some types of evidence do not last long. Witnesses forget details, and surveillance video gets recorded over. The property owner clears the scene and repairs the hazard. Not having access to certain information makes it more difficult to document what happened and pursue a fair payout. Knowing about a case early on allows us to comply with all necessary deadlines and gather supporting evidence.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for a Marietta Premises Liability Lawyer
What Injuries Allow Me to Seek Compensation?
If you suffered injuries on another party’s property that required you to seek medical care, you can generally pursue a personal injury claim.
In the decade we’ve advocated for claimants in Marietta, we’ve helped people suffering from:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns and scarring
- Traumatic amputations
- Multiple fractures, compound breaks, and crush injuries
Regardless of your condition’s severity, we are here to help. We believe in pursuing compensation for the expenses and losses you suffered because of someone else’s bad behavior. They should pay these costs, not you and your family. Our team intends to do everything possible to recover the full cost of what you deserve.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
There is no way to know how much your premises liability injury case might be worth before we investigate what happened and document your damages. As a part of handling these cases, our lawyers calculate a fair settlement range. This requires us to add up your case-related invoices, receipts, and bills. It also requires us to examine your situation as a whole; this allows us to determine the cost of your pain and suffering.
Additionally, there is no such thing as an “average settlement” in a personal injury case. Each case varies too differently to determine an average outcome. How much you can secure rests on many factors, including the severity of your condition and your estimated recovery period.
How Long Will It Take to Recover Compensation?
It could take a few weeks to reach a settlement agreement with an insurer, or your case could go to trial a year or more after the injury date. Each case differs, and there is no set timeline for receiving a payout.
If we can negotiate a quick settlement with the insurance company, this is generally the fastest route to compensation. However, we focus on ensuring we pursue a fair and appropriate payout. That way, at your case’s conclusion, you can walk away with the money you need to rebuild your life.
Should I Talk to the Liable Party or Their Insurance Company?
No. When we represent a Marietta premises liability injury victim, we handle all communications with the liable party, their attorneys, and their insurance company. We advise our clients never to speak with these parties. It could put their right to fair compensation in jeopardy.
Insurance companies often demand a recorded statement after an incident, but victims do not have to comply. Instead of giving a recorded statement, we ask that you forward all communication requests to us.
Insurance companies often use techniques and tactics to reduce the value of a case, using the victim’s own words against them. We do not want this to happen to you. That’s why our lawyers stand ready to file your claim and advocate for what you need.
What if My Loved One Cannot Make Financial Decisions on Their Own?
Sometimes, catastrophic injuries prevent a person from making decisions. For instance, if your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, they could have problems filing a claim on their own. When this occurs, a family member or another appointed party might need to handle their premises liability case on their behalf.
Our team knows how to navigate this process and help your family determine what to do next. We can handle your case while you focus on your loved one’s treatment, rehabilitation, and physical recovery.
What if My Family Member Passed Away From Their Injuries?
If your loved one passed away following their injuries, surviving family members might have a viable wrongful death case. Our attorneys handle wrongful death claims and litigation for families in Marietta.
We know how the applicable laws work, who is eligible to file these claims, and who receives the payout from these cases. We help families get justice by holding the liable parties accountable and seeking appropriate compensation.
Do I Have to Sue the Property Owner to Get Paid?
In most cases, litigation isn’t necessary to achieve a fair outcome. Most premises liability cases settle before going to trial. In most winning cases, we negotiate settlements with the insurers. However, if we can’t settle with the insurer, we have no problem taking your case to trial.
Your Next Steps Following a Premises Liability Accident in Marietta
As you consider legal help, you may ask: “What do I do now?” The specific answer depends on your situation.
However, the following considerations could make for a straightforward claims process:
- Seek medical attention. You shouldn’t wait until your case resolves to seek medical attention. That’s because (along with other reasons) you need medical documentation to bolster your case. Further, you want to show the claims adjuster that you did everything possible to reach maximum medical improvement. This could compel them to offer a fair settlement rather than contest your claim.
- Refer all paperwork to your lawyer. Don’t sign anything the insurer gives you—especially if you’re not sure what a document says. You don’t want to accidentally sign away your right to fair compensation. Your lawyer can handle your case-related paperwork and everything it entails.
- Consider your legal options. Because we work on contingency, there’s no financial risk in partnering with our team. Rather than manage a complex legal case on your own, consider how a lawyer from our team can help.
Contact Our Team for Your Free Case Consultation Today
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group provides free case assessments in Marietta. We can review the facts of your injury case and determine your next steps. We often help our clients file claims and lawsuits to recover damages. Reach out to a personal injury lawyer.
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