Striving to hold negligent parties accountable for your injuries
Georgia law requires property owners to use reasonable care in maintaining their premises, including the duty to avoid exposing third parties to unreasonable risk of harm. A property owner reasonably must inspect the property for dangerous conditions and either repair any hazardous conditions found or provide adequate warning of them.
At The McGarity Group, LLC we focus on helping you obtain full and fair compensation for your injury and the damages you have suffered.
Causes of accidents
It can be difficult to determine who is liable in a premises liability case. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you with this. Examples of conditions that can lead to a valid premises liability claim include:
- Negligent security. A property owner may have a duty to provide security or security cameras to protect third parties from criminal activity.
- Cracked and broken sidewalks. Patches of ice or crumbling concrete on a sidewalk surrounding a building can cause trip and fall accidents.
- Unsafe stairways or ramps. If there are stairs or ramps on a piece of property, the property owner has a duty to make them reasonably safe, including providing adequate railings and slip-resistant materials.
- Slippery surfaces. Liquid spilled on a floor or freshly waxed surfaces can cause a slip and fall injury.
- Exposed electrical wiring. Electrocution from improperly maintained electrical wiring can also cause a serious injury.
Types of premises liability accidents
As an experienced personal injury legal team, we know that no two injuries are identical. At The McGarity Group, LLC, our practice provides you with personalized legal representation and a thorough approach to your case. Regardless of where your injury occurred and whether it is a slip and fall accident or dog bite, it is possible the property owner was negligent in ensuring your safety. Types of injuries suffered on unsafe property include:
Because premises liability law can be confusing, it’s in your best interests to seek guidance from a premises liability attorney who knows the law, can help determine who’s at fault and is experienced with how to obtain the maximum amount of monetary recovery for you.
What should I do if I were injured on someone else’s property?
If you are injured on somebody else’s property, it is important to take (and not to take) certain actions. Below are a few tips to consider:
- Seek medical treatment for your injuries because the severity of injuries is not always immediately apparent.
- Contact a personal injury attorney to preserve your rights.
- Collect evidence, such as taking pictures with a camera or your cell phone. Also, gather the names and contact information of any witnesses to your injury or of anyone who has knowledge of the dangerous condition.
- If you are injured at a business and an injury report is completed, be sure to obtain a copy of it before you leave (but do not sign it).
- Avoid providing any statements to the owner of the premises and do not sign anything. It is especially important that you do not say anything that would imply fault on your part.
- Do not settle your claim without speaking to a lawyer first.
Meet with a premises liability lawyer to learn about your legal options
If you or a loved one has been injured on another party’s property, you may have a premises liability case. Contact The McGarity Group, LLC at 877.851.4261 or online.
The McGarity Group helps their clients with all premises liability related matters throughout Metro-Atlanta including the cities of Buford, Duluth, Atlanta, and Lawrenceville.
About the Firm
The McGarity Group, LLC is located in Buford, Georgia and serves clients in and around Metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia.
5328 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, Georgia 30518