No one enters a public or private property in Valdosta expecting to become injured. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many people every day. Property owners and businesses often fail to keep their areas safe. This carelessness can cause a slip and fall or another serious accident.
After an injury on someone else’s property, call our Valdosta premises liability lawyers at John Foy & Associates. We’ve worked with countless victims over the past 20-plus years. We know how to seek compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and much more.
Our experienced and compassionate team does not charge a fee unless we win you money. You can get started today at no cost. To learn more during a free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Examples of Premises Liability Accidents
Most people don’t think much about property safety. When you enter a business, you expect to have a safe experience. But managers and employees are people too, and they can make mistakes.
According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-3-1, property owners and businesses must keep their premises safe. If that doesn’t happen, the owner is responsible for the damages.
Injuries on properties can happen because of:
- Spilled food or beverages
- Recently-mopped floors
- Potholes in parking lots
- Failure to warn about a hazard
- Torn or curled up carpeting
- Broken or missing stairs
- Loose handrails
Trip and fall accidents are the most common types of property accidents. However, some might suffer burns, physical assault injuries, or more on someone else’s property.
No matter how your injuries happened, you have rights. You can seek compensation from the owner if they are responsible. But the burden is on you to prove fault.
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Building Your Premises Liability Case
Property-related injury cases are challenging. Businesses are wary about admitting any blame because of the cost. If you fell on someone else’s property, the owner will likely try to blame you or deny responsibility.
You can seek compensation through a personal injury claim. However, you’ll need to build a strong case to defend yourself. Our Valdosta premises liability lawyers can help you do that by:
- Collecting evidence from the scene
- Gathering proof of your damages
- Building a strong injury claim
- Negotiating with the insurance company
Businesses often have large insurance policies. That means the insurer will fight hard to reduce what it pays you. Victims who have never had to handle an injury claim are often intimidated by the insurance companies.
Our lawyers know how to deal with the insurer and property owner. We can handle all communication. If you get a lowball settlement, we’ll be there to negotiate. Reach out today to learn about how we fight for your rights.
Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall
You can gather evidence right after your accident. If you’re able, you can take steps like:
- Taking pictures of the place where you fell and what caused your fall
- Photographing any visible injuries or property damage
- Looking for any eyewitnesses
- Getting the names and contact information of witnesses
- Reporting your fall to a manager
- Making sure the property owner or manager creates a report
Be careful what you say when reporting your accident. Avoid words like “sorry” or “clumsy.” Even if you are feeling sorry, the owner or insurer might use what you say against you.
Be polite, but do not admit any blame for your injuries. Wait until you have a lawyer on your side.
Our team at John Foy & Associates can help with each step. We’ll make sure your rights are safe from the beginning. We can also handle the insurance companies and more. To get a free consultation today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Common Premises Liability Accident Damages
It’s easy to downplay an accident on someone’s property. You might even feel silly or embarrassed to report it. But these feelings are not based on fact—and don’t let anyone turn it around on you.
If someone’s carelessness caused your accident, you have rights. Georgia law lets you collect compensation for your damages. “Damages” are any losses you have from an accident someone else caused.
Common damages include:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your damages. We’ll look at every way the accident affects your life and finances. That includes emotional injuries that impact your quality of living.
You will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about a hazard. The owner then failed to clean up or warn you about the danger. As a result, you had an accident and suffered injuries.
Our team does not back down from complicated cases. If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property, contact us today. We’ll make sure you know your rights and compensation options.
Don’t Wait to File Your Claim
In Georgia, the deadline to file a claim is usually two years from your accident date. In some cases, you have even less time.
Don’t miss the deadline. If you do, you probably won’t be able to recover anything.
The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Our lawyers will handle the legal details while you focus on healing. We’ll make sure you stay on track and don’t miss any deadlines.
Talk to a Valdosta Premises Liability Lawyer for Free
Our founder, John Foy, is the “Strong Arm” for a reason. We are not afraid to stand up to the insurance companies and fight for your rights. To us, every case is personal—every client matters.
We make the process risk-free for you. Our team only works on contingency, which means:
- We only collect a fee if we win you money.
- Our fee is simply a percentage of what we win for you.
- There is no upfront cost to get started.
- You pay nothing out-of-pocket. We take on the risk—not you.
Contact us today to discuss your case and the compensation you deserve. We’ll listen to your concerns and answer your questions during a free consultation. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started today.