Newnan Slip and Fall Attorney Fights for Full Compensation
Personalized representation for Georgia clients injured in property mishaps
Premises liability is the area of law that holds landlords and/or tenants accountable for hazards on their property that cause injuries to visitors. If you sustained a serious injury from a slip and fall or trip and fall in a restaurant, supermarket, shopping mall or other private or public venue, The Law Office of S. Mark Mitchell, LLC is prepared to help. With more than 15 years of experience, I know how to collect the evidence necessary to build a compelling case. While you recover from your injuries, you can trust me to aggressively pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Who is responsible in a premises liability case?
In Georgia, liability for a slip and fall or any other accident on private or public premises depends on a number of factors. If the property in question is a private home, the homeowner could be liable if he or she failed to maintain the property or to warn about hidden hazards. For commercial property accidents, the at-fault party could be the landlord or the tenant. Georgia law generally holds landlords responsible for injuries due to faulty construction or disrepair. Commercial tenants can be liable for hazards such as wet floors or debris on stairs. However, the terms of the lease could determine whether the landlord or the tenant or responsible for a particular hazard.
Pursuing a slip and fall injury case in Georgia
When you retain my services, I investigate the circumstances thoroughly to determine the cause of the slip and fall and who may have been at fault. The first step is usually to send a letter to potentially responsible parties, detailing the events and the injuries you suffered and demanding compensation for your medical bills, financial losses and your pain and suffering. A party receiving a demand letter alerts their insurance company, which conducts its own investigation, and then settlement talks begin.
Most cases settle, but I prepare for trial as though it’s inevitable, which gives me greater leverage in negotiations. It may also be necessary to file a lawsuit to keep your claim alive. Under Georgia’s statute of limitations, you have two years to sue for damages for a personal injury. If you do not file by the deadline and the case has not settled, you lose your right to recover any compensation.
If the defendant’s insurance company acts unreasonably or in bad faith, it may be necessary to take the case to trial. If this happens, you can rely on my experience and courtroom skill to present a compelling case for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a skilled attorney for premises liability cases in Newnan
Plaintiffs in slip and fall cases face many obstacles to a successful settlement of their claim. A skilled and experienced Georgia attorney can make all the difference. To schedule a free consultation at The Law Office of S. Mark Mitchell, LLC in Newnan, call 470-344-8550 or contact me online.