Over 25 Years Of Serving Injured Clients In Georgia

Getting The Compensation You Deserve After An Injury On Unsafe Property

Residential and commercial property owners are responsible for ensuring safe conditions for pedestrians and customers. Our attorney at The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., has a record of success in securing compensation for injured victims of hazardous surroundings in Georgia.

Unseen And Highly Dangerous Hazards

As a personal injury attorney with 25+ years of experience, Peter Meyer possesses comprehensive knowledge and insight into accidents caused by dangerous property conditions. Premises liability claims can include:

  • Slip-and-fall
  • Negligent design, construction or maintenance
  • Inadequate security
  • Attacks by pets

So-called safe properties can result in life-changing consequences due to hazards. Without warning, pedestrians and patrons can end up injured due to slippery floors, poorly placed merchandise falling or unsafe stairs. In the worst-case scenarios, this can result in wrongful death. Having a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney is essential for these situations.

Challenges That Victims Face

Accidents suffered in a store or other commercial property do not always lead to lawsuits, presenting challenges to victims trying to meet the burden of proof. Current Georgia law requires that owners and employees resolve dangerous property conditions in a timely fashion. Those who are aware of an unreasonable danger to patrons but fail to exercise ordinary care can be held liable.

Conversely, victims have hills to climb in proving that they did not contribute to the accident that left them injured. Laws clearly state that they must take steps to protect their own safety, particularly when a hazard or inadequate security is obvious and could be avoided. These factors could end the pursuit of a negligence claim.

Residential Property Owner Responsibility

Residential property owners are not immune to potential premises lawsuits, particularly when it comes to their land undergoing maintenance or landscaping, or dog and other animal attacks. Most homeowners’ insurance policies provide coverage.

How much time do I have to file a claim?

If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property in Georgia, acting swiftly is crucial. The state imposes a strict two-year statute of limitations for filing a premises liability lawsuit. This period begins on the date of the injury. Delaying beyond this timeframe can result in losing your right to seek compensation through legal action. To protect your interests and start building a strong case, contact The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., immediately.

Who is held liable for commercial properties?

In Georgia, various parties might be held accountable for injuries occurring on commercial properties. Property owners, managers or lessees can all be responsible depending on who controls or occupies the property where the accident happened. It’s essential for victims to demonstrate that the party in control neglected their duty to maintain safe premises, thereby leading to the injury. Each case requires a thorough investigation to establish which party was in control and at fault at the time of the accident.

How can we prepare for the case?

Preparing effectively for your premises liability case involves several proactive steps. First, gather all evidence related to the incident, including photos, witness statements and medical records. Documenting the scene and your injuries comprehensively can provide crucial support for your claim. Additionally, maintain a detailed record of any medical treatments and related expenses. It’s also important to document how the injury has impacted your daily life and work. Thorough preparation and organization of all relevant information will strengthen your position and help articulate the extent of your damages and the negligence involved.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., Today

Whether you suffered an injury in a neighbor’s yard or at a local grocery store, or even if you have lost a loved one and are looking to file a wrongful death claim in Georgia, time is of the essence in retaining legal counsel. You can reach Peter Meyer at our Macon office at 478-750-0709 or by filling out the contact form.

“Mr. Meyer and his staff were awesome. They were always there for us. They found additional insurance the other lawyer did not and got our daughter a very nice settlement. This is the only law firm I will recommend!”