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Premises Liability

Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney
Holding Property Owners Accountable

Property owners are obligated to ensure your safety, and when accidents occur, serious injuries are often the result.

Referred to as “premises liability” cases, thousands of people across the state of Georgia are injured in a slip, trip, and fall accidents every year. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, an Atlanta premises liability attorney can help you get the compensation you need.  We have offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Cumming for your convenience.  

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

There are many different types of premises liability cases. If you have been injured at a business or on someone else’s property under any circumstances, you should speak with a premises liability lawyer about your legal rights. Our firm handles all types of premises liability cases in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming and the surrounding areas, including:

Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Elevator and escalator accidents are far more common than any of us would like to believe. Sadly, these accidents often result in severe traumatic injuries. Whether due to inadequate maintenance or other factors, property owners can face liability for elevator and escalator accidents under a wide range of circumstances.

Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lots can be dangerous places for pedestrians. Not only are slip and trip hazards very real concerns, but so are being backed over and run into by drivers who don’t have adequate visibility. Poor parking lot design, poor parking lot construction and inadequate parking lot maintenance are all common factors in falls and collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Private Residence Cases

Owners of private residences have a legal duty to ensure that their guests are not unreasonably put in harm’s way. If you were injured at a house party, while visiting a neighbor or family member, or while working on someone else’s home, you may be entitled to compensation under the homeowner’s insurance policy. Likewise, if your child was injured at someone else’s house, this could entitle your family to financial compensation under Georgia law.

Sidewalk Accidents

From cracks and roots to overcrowding, sidewalks can present various risks for unsuspecting pedestrians. Some sidewalks are the responsibility of businesses, homeowners, and homeowners’ associations, while cities and other government entities maintain others. Regardless of who or what entity is responsible for the sidewalk where you were injured, our premises liability lawyer can help you seek just compensation.

Shopping Accidents

While we don’t think about shopping as a dangerous activity, many slips, trips and falls happen at stores, supermarkets and other retail businesses. These businesses have a duty to keep their premises safe for shoppers, and if you were injured while shopping, you can – and should – speak with a premises liability attorney about your legal rights.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool accidents can range from slips on pool decking to near-drowning and drowning incidents. Georgia law holds pool owners responsible for accidents in many cases. We handle swimming pool accident claims against homeowners, hotels, motels, resorts, condominiums, community centers, and other entities.

Other Accidents on Private and Public Property

From hospitals to public parks, premises-related accidents can happen just about anywhere. In addition to handling the cases discussed above, we take all other types of premises liability cases involving private and public property accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured, you should talk to a premises liability attorney, and we encourage you to contact us 24/7 for a free consultation.

If you have been injured in a fall or other accident on someone else’s property, you should speak with an attorney right away. If you have a claim, your attorney will need to collect as much evidence as possible; and, the sooner your attorney can send an investigator to the scene of the accident, the better.

The Property Owner’s Duty to You

Generally speaking, property owners have a legal duty to ensure that the property is safe for their guests and visitors. If you have permission to be on the property, either express or implied, chances are that the property owner owes you a duty to ensure your safety. There are some important considerations to keep in mind, which our Atlanta premises liability attorney outlines below.

  • You did not have permission to be in a specific area. For example, you entered an area of a store that was clearly marked “employees only.”
  • Retail property owners owe a higher duty of care to their visitors than private property owners.
  • Property owners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers.

Our Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney Explains How a Property Owner Could be Found Negligent

Determining whether the property owner has breached their duty is the crux of most premises liability cases. An Atlanta premises liability attorney will determine a breach of duty according to a negligence standard – did the property owner fail to take reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injuries? This can take the form of failing to maintain the property and address hazards or failing to warn guests and visitors of potential hazards. Here are some common examples of negligence in premises liability cases:

  • A retail owner fails to post a “wet floor” sign after mopping
  • An apartment owner fails to repair a loose handrail on the stairs leading up to the building
  • A nightclub owner fails to ensure that the fire suppression system is in proper working order

Determining whether the property owner breached their duty to you will depend primarily upon the facts in your case. An experienced Atlanta premises liability attorney will be able to evaluate your case and determine whether the owner was negligent.

The Elements of Negligence

The fact that you or your child has been injured on someone else’s property doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a claim. In order to pursue compensation for your injuries, you have to be able to prove the following elements:

  • The property owner owed you a duty;
  • The property owner breached that duty; and
  • The breach caused your injuries.

If you cannot prove each of these elements, it is unlikely that you will be able to pursue a claim. Our injury lawyers encourage Georgia residents who have been injured on someone else’s property to consult with an Atlanta premises liability attorney. Whether you choose our Atlanta, Alpharetta or Cumming office location, we can work together to determine if you have a case to pursue.

Proving That Your Accident Caused Your Injuries

This element is typically straightforward, especially if your injuries are obviously the result of your accident. However, in order to prevail, you must document your claim carefully, which means that you must be diligent to keep copies of the following:

  • All medical bills
  • Doctor’s reports, notes, and any other correspondence
  • Receipts for copays and other out-of-pocket expenses caused by your injury

An Atlanta premises liability attorney can help you compile the documents you need to prove your claim. If you reinjured or aggravated a pre-existing injury, they can also help you overcome any objection that your injury wasn’t actually caused by the accident.

FAQs: What to Know About Recovering for Your Losses After a Premises Liability Accident 

How Much Does a Premises Liability Lawyer Cost?

A lawyer costs nothing out of pocket. Our firm handles all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we don’t charge our clients anything unless we help them recover just compensation.

How Can a Premises Liability Attorney Prove that the Property Owner is Liable?

An attorney can use several different types of evidence to prove that a property owner is liable for an accident victim’s injuries. Photos from the accident scene can be critical evidence, and eyewitness testimony can also be extremely helpful. In some cases, surveillance camera footage will also be available. Your recollection matters, too, and you will want to work closely with your attorney to make sure you can provide as many details as possible.

What If I Am Responsible for My Own Slip and Fall Injuries?

You should never assume that you are responsible for your own injuries. Until you hire an Atlanta premises liability lawyer to investigate, you won’t know for sure exactly what happened or why. But, even if you are partially at fault for your own injuries, you may still be entitled to partial compensation under Georgia law. 


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Contact an Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney at Gilormo Injury Law

Atlanta premises liability attorney Amber Gilormo fights to hold property owners accountable for her client’s injuries. If you’ve been seriously injured on someone else’s property, we can help.  We serve clients in all of Greater Atlanta, including Alpharetta and Cumming.

Call us at 770-343-7101 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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