Premises Liability 2017-03-24T08:52:16+00:00

Premises Liability

Atlanta Lawyer for Unsafe Conditions and Hazardous Premises

From slipping on a wet floor to falling down a stairway with a missing railing, people can be badly injured when they encounter unsafe conditions in buildings, parking lots and other privately owned property. These incidents are very common—slips, trips, and falls are one of most frequently reported injuries and make up nearly 25% of reported claims each year.

Yet, many property owners refuse to admit liability for such incidents, claiming that the hazard was already existing and obvious, and the victim should have been aware of the risk. Making matters worse, many lawyers will refuse to take these cases, believing that they cannot reach a successful outcome.

Zagoria Fights for Positive Results

While it is true that pursuing a claim can be complex and expensive when a property owner asserts there was an existing hazard (also called “occupier’s liability”), these claims are often well worth the effort for the victims affected.

Zagoria law has successfully fought for victims of unsafe conditions and won significant settlements that covered not only medical expenses, lost work time and related expenses but also pain and suffering.

Such a hazard, known as a static condition or a static defect, occurs when an unsafe condition is permanent—it will exist until it is repaired or otherwise removed. The fact that an unsafe condition is permanent, preexisting and even obvious does not automatically discharge the premises owner from responsibility.

Circumstances Can Work in Your Favor

Many factors, from engineering reports showing violation of state and local codes to evidence of ignored instructions to repair/clear hazards, can swing the case in your favor. There have even been cases where expert attorneys have convinced judges to rule against property owners, even though the victim traveled through the hazard on a regular basis.

The key to achieving a favorable outcome lies in working with an experienced attorney who understands the finer points of establishing not only the circumstances surrounding the hazardous condition but also the outlook with which the victim approached it.

An Experienced Attorney Is Essential

With more than 30 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Zagoria Law are prepared to do everything possible to obtain the settlement you or your family member deserve for injuries including:

  • Fractured bones
  • Severe contusions
  • Severe lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries, and more

Even seemingly minor injuries from a trip or fall may appear insignificant at first, with the seriousness only being apparent later, when the odds of winning the case are lower. For this reason, we encourage anyone involved in an unsafe condition injury to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers as soon as possible by calling 404-653–0023 or submitting a contact request form.