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Savannah Premises Liability Lawyer

A slip and fall or other accident on someone else’s property can represent a serious financial burden on the victim and his or her family. If you or a loved one suffered harm on someone else’s premises and think the property owner be responsible, this person or entity may owe you compensation. Contact the Savannah attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP today to schedule a free review of your legal options after an injury.

We’re committed to helping victims of negligence gain compensation for their material and intangible losses. Here’s what we offer our clients.

  • Our firm has more than 30 years experience, which we’re ready to put to work for you.
  • We stand by our claims with a proven track record. We have secured several settlements in excess of $100 million, one of which was the largest awarded judgment in the United States.
  • We offer our legal services on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we can be selective about the kinds of cases we handle while offering you our full attention.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability cases rely on the idea that property owners have a duty of care to others with respect to the upkeep and ownership of their premises. When a property owner fails to recognize or repair a dangerous or defective condition on their property and someone incurs injury as a result, they may be liable for the damages that arise. In simple terms, a premises liability case may apply when a person sustains an injury or other damages in a place they are rightfully occupying when that injury occurred because of a dangerous condition on the property.

Examples of Premises Liability

Several types of premises liability cases exist. Some of the most common include:

  • Slip and fall or trip and fall
  • Elevator accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Incidents involving negligent security
  • Campus accidents

Who Is Liable?

Liability in an accident on someone else’s property depends on the laws that govern the particular state. In Georgia, property owners may be liable for any damages that result on their land when the following apply:

  • The property owner knew or should have known about a defective or dangerous condition that existed on his or her property.
  • He or she did not take reasonable steps to address the defective or dangerous condition, committing negligence.
  • A person suffered harm as a direct result of the negligent upkeep or ownership of the property.
  • The victim was in an area in which he or she had a legal right to be (i.e., was not trespassing). In some cases, however, even trespassers may be entitled to compensation under the attractive nuisance doctrine.

If the preceding elements apply to the case, the victim may be able to collect damages for any injuries or losses that result. Examples of these damages include:

  • Economic losses – Economic losses, which include medical bills, lost wages, loss in income, and any loss of earning capacity.
  • General damages – General damages, which include the intangible losses associated with the accident such as physical pain, suffering, and the emotional anguish that resulted from the experience.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Premises liability cases can be notoriously complex to settle or litigate. As such, they require the assistance of someone with specific experience with these types of cases. The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to seek fair compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. The first step is contacting us for a free initial consultation and learning more about your legal options. If you or a loved one suffered harm on someone else’s property, schedule your free case evaluation today. (912) 443-4036