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If you have been injured on commercial property, the fault may not lie with yourself. Business owners and others who own commercial property are liable for injuries that result because of negligence, including poor security, insufficient lighting, and the lack of safety precautions such as warning signs. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact our Atlanta premises liability lawyers today.

Why Choose Our Premises Liability Lawyers

At the Atlanta, Georgia personal injury law firm of Hilley & Frieder, we have been standing up for injury victims for over 35 years. We work closely with our clients, providing them with the sound legal advice and tenacious representation they deserve.

Get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call toll-free (404) 233-6200 today for a free consultation with an accomplished premises liability lawyer.

Owners Are Required to Maintain a Safe Property

Owners of commercial properties such as shopping malls, apartment complexes, and restaurants are required to maintain a safe property. If they fail to make sure their property is safe, they are responsible for any injuries that happen as a result.

Our firm handles a broad range of premises liability cases including those involving:

  • Structural issues
  • High gloss floors
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wet floors
  • Defective steps, paths or parking lots
  • Improper design
  • Poor property maintenance
  • Inadequate security

Negligent Security

Commercial property owners have a responsibility to ensure adequate security on their premises. When they fail to uphold that responsibility, the results can be tragic. If you were injured, assaulted, or lost a loved one as a result of negligent security, you deserve to be fully compensated for your damages.

At our firm, our negligent security lawyers provide aggressive representation to the victims of inadequate security. We fully investigate the circumstances of your incident to determine whether inadequate security was to blame. If your case cannot be settled, you can count on us to pursue justice in the courtroom.

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Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability

A statute of limitations is a deadline that state law places on your case to ensure you file your lawsuit in a timely manner. Failure to file your claim within the statute of limitations will likely lead to the court dismissing it, leading to you losing your chances of collecting compensation.

You have two years from the date of your injury to file your premises liability lawsuit in Georgia civil court. There are some exceptions to this rule, including the following:

  • If the at-fault party leaves the state of Georgia for some time during the two-year filing period, you do not need to count this time period toward your statute of limitations. The clock will begin once the at-fault party returns to the state.
  • If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the accident or you were legally incompetent due to mental illness or disability, you can push the time limit forward. The two-year period will not begin until the day you turn or 18 or when the period of incompetence is over.

While the statute of limitations may seem restrictive, the deadline ensures the evidence your case relies on, such as witness testimony or surveillance footage, remains reliable and available. Speak to an Atlanta premises liability attorney at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. to determine when your filing period ends.

Potential Damages in Premises Liability Lawsuits

Georgia law allows you to collect economic and non-economic damages for injuries you sustain as a result of a property owner’s negligence. Economic damages involve your tangible out-of-pocket losses, while non-economic damages compensate you for your emotional and physical pain and suffering.

Common types of damages in premises liability cases include the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Anxiety and post-traumatic stress
  • Disability accommodations

Free Consultations With Our Premises Liability Attorneys

To discuss your premises liability or negligent security claim with a skilled premises liability attorney, contact us today.