When you are out and about shopping, dining, or enjoying a movie, the owner of the property you’re on must provide you with a reasonably safe environment. Failure to do so is negligence on their end and can make them liable for your damages. Don’t pay out of pocket for any of your accident-related expenses.
The Warner Robins premises liability lawyers here at John Foy & Associates will help you start filing your claim. After your premises liability accident, you must speak to our team today to build a strong case. Please call us at (404) 400-4000 for a free consultation.
How Is a Property Owner at Fault for My Accident?
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-3-1 mandates that all property owners that invite others to their premises have a duty of care to those people. If they fail to provide reasonably safe conditions, then they are liable for any damages that result. So, under the law here in Georgia, you have a right to hold them responsible for your accident.
However, doing so won’t be easy. In fact, many premises liability victims often end up with next to nothing in compensation. This is because they severely underestimate how difficult it can be to successfully file and negotiate their claim for a fair settlement.
What Will Your Premises Liability Lawyers Do for Me?
Filing your claim alone runs many risks for your chances of successfully obtaining the amount of compensation you need. Instead, talk to our premises liability attorneys to increase the chances of getting the settlement you truly deserve. Our lawyers can help you in various ways that allow you to have your voice heard adequately during negotiations.
Strengthening Your Case
Before you file your claim, you should always ensure that you have a strong case against the property owner. This includes having critical evidence such as:
- Photographs of your injuries and the property.
- Medical records and police reports if available.
- Documentation of financial expenses directly related to your accident.
- Witness testimonies if there are any.
- Accurate calculations of all your damages.
Additionally, our team will also consult with experts that can provide their testimony to strengthen the merits of your case. We can talk to medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and many more.
Handling All of Your Communications
When it comes time to enter negotiations or trial, you need to be extremely mindful of what you write, sign, or say. Many plaintiffs have weakened their case by speaking, writing, or doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. We will help prevent you from compromising the integrity of your case by handling all of your communications with other parties and the defense.
Filing Your Claim at the Right Time
Many people wrongfully assume that the two-year statute of limitations in Georgia gives them plenty of time to file their claim. This is entirely untrue. You should always aim to start building a solid case for your claim as soon as possible.
However, this doesn’t mean that you should rush into filing either. Once you’ve taken the time to build a strong case, then you can file. We know it can be challenging to juggle multiple deadlines after suffering through a premises liability accident, but our lawyers will assist you through the whole process.
How Much Compensation Is Recovered for Premises Liability Cases on Average?
The truth is, there is no average amount of compensation you can recover for a premises liability accident. This is because every premises liability case is wildly different from the next. Some can result in moderate damages that earn decent compensation, and others can result in severe damages that deserve lots of compensation.
To get an accurate value of your premises liability accident, you need to speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. The faster that you come in to take advantage of your free consultation, the faster you can learn about how much you can recover in compensation.
Should I Take the Initial Offer from the Insurance Company?
No, you should never take the initial settlement offer provided by the property owner’s insurance company. These initial offers get masked as beneficial to you, but they’re only advantageous to the insurance company. Accepting this low ball settlement offer will only provide the at-fault party immunity to any further legal action.
Essentially, they just purchased their innocence from your claim. You can no longer seek additional compensation if their settlement offer doesn’t cover all of your damages. The unfortunate reality is that many personal injury victims fall prey to this tactic and end up paying out of pocket for many of their damages.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Premises Liability Lawyers Today
You can schedule an appointment for a free case review and consultation with one of our experienced premises liability attorneys in Warner Robins today. There is no obligation when you talk to us.
With more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience, the team at John Foy & Associates can help you get the settlement you deserve. Call us at (404) 400-4000.