People may suffer injury while on someone else's property. Often, the injuries are linked to poor maintenance of the property or to a hidden hazard that the property owner, caretaker, occupant or property manager should have known about. In some situations, a landlord of rental property may fail to properly maintain the premises, allowing public areas (including stairwells) to become dangerous.
At Eberhardt & Hale in Athens, we are adept in representing those injured as a result of the negligence of property owners. Often, the responsible party in such cases has insurance to pay for the injuries, but unless a knowledgeable attorney is involved, the claim may be undervalued or not paid at all. Our lawyers have substantial experience in Georgia state and federal courtrooms, obtaining meaningful results for clients.
Many people are aware of the phrase “slip-and-fall accident.” Premises liability claims may involve a slip, trip and fall. However, a wide range of accidents and injuries may support a claim or lawsuit for premises liability negligence. Our attorneys are well-equipped to handle a wide range of injuries that result from the negligence of a property owner such as:
- Injuries due to dog bites or other animal attacks
- Injuries due to faulty maintenance
- Injuries due to negligent security
- Injuries related to unsafe sidewalks, stairwells or poorly maintained parking lots
- Injuries from fallen objects due to improperly stacked merchandise
If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm due to the negligence of a property owner, you need to hire an detail-oriented lawyer to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for your medical costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering.