You Are Not Helpless After A Slip And Fall
Premises liability is a legal concept that is based on the idea that property owners have a responsibility to ensure safe conditions for their guests. When a property owner fails to deal with or post warnings about a safety hazard and it results in serious injuries, the property owner may be financially responsible.
At my firm, Tommy L. Thigpen, LLC, I help clients in and around Valdosta, Georgia, with injury cases related to unsafe conditions on residential and commercial properties. I would be happy to discuss your case with you and help you determine the next step to claim the compensation you deserve.
How Can An Attorney Help With Premises Liability Claims?
A successful premises liability lawsuit means you and your lawyer will have to prove that the property owner acted negligently, and that your injuries were the direct result of their actions. You’ll also have to prove that the accident was not your fault. Lastly, you’ll have to prove the severity of your injury and show the court how it impacted you physically, emotionally and financially.
Premises liability cases can stem from many types of incidents, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents caused by wet floors without warning signage
- Trip-and-fall accidents caused by large cracks in pavement or flooring
- Staircase falls caused by insufficient lighting or lack of handrails
- Injuries caused by defective elevators/escalators
- Swimming pool accidents
- Deck and porch collapses
These cases can also involve fires, floods, toxic fumes and many other safety hazards on both public and private properties.
Premises Liability Suits Are More Complex Than They Seem
Simply slipping and falling in a grocery store doesn’t necessarily warrant a lawsuit. You must prove that the property owner or their staff were aware of or should have been aware of the safety hazard and failed to take action. This can be difficult to prove.
I will help you recover crucial evidence from surveillance footage, witness testimony and other sources that will reveal the true cause of the incident.
Get The Help You Need To Move Forward
If you need an attorney to represent you in a premises liability case, advise you throughout the process and represent you in and out of court, contact my office today either by phone at 229-474-6582 or by email. I’d be happy to discuss your case with you and determine the next step you can take to claim the compensation you deserve.