How Does a Premises Liability Case Work?

Not all accidents are inevitable. In fact, plenty of accidents could be prevented with proper care and attention. When business owners don’t take care of their premises, then people can get hurt. If you’ve been injured in a place of business, then you may have a premises liability case. If so, here’s what you need to know.

What is Premises Liability?

“Premises liability” means that places of business have the legal responsibility to keep their premises safe. This includes main areas, parking lots, doorways, and stairwells. In Georgia, the law requires that all property owners must take reasonable care of their properties to prevent accidents and criminal activity. Sometimes this means installing lights in a dark parking lot. Sometimes it’s as simple as keeping the stairs clean and dry. At the end of the day, it’s the property owner’s responsibility to prevent accidents to the best of their ability.

What Happens if You Get Hurt?

Unfortunately, not all property owners follow these laws. Some cut corners to save money. As a result, patrons can slip and fall, trip over obstacles in the dark, or sustain any number of injuries. These injuries can cause lifelong pain and high medical costs. If you’re dealing with this sort of injury, then you should talk to a lawyer about a potential premises liability case. You can tell the lawyer about the circumstances surrounding your injury. Then, you and the lawyer can discuss how to move forward from there.

Finding the Right Advocate

Of course, it’s not enough to talk to just any attorney. Look for someone who has experience dealing with premises liability cases. Your attorney should know all about the relevant laws. Second, look for an attorney that gets consistently good reviews online. Once you’ve chosen a law firm, that firm should find the specific attorney who best matches your case. They’ll make this choice based on which attorney has the most relevant training and knowledge.

Wheeler and Watson

Of course, there’s an easier way to find the best premises liability attorney: just call Wheeler and Watson. At our law firm, we’ll listen carefully, treating you and your circumstances with utmost respect. We pay attention to each detail so that we can build your best possible case. You’ve already been through a lot of stress and anxiety. At Wheeler and Watson, we’ll do our best to make your life easier. Contact our offices for your free consultation today.