The Help You Need After An Assault Or Injury On A Commercial Property In Atlanta
If you were hurt on a commercial property because it was not secured, did not have adequate lighting or was not maintained, you may have legal recourse. Owners, operators and managers of hotels, malls, apartments, shops, parking lots and other places open to the public have an obligation to keep the area safe for our use. It can be hard to deal with the insurance company and to present a case on your own. Working with me can make a significant difference in your experience and outcome.
I work one-on-one with each client at my firm The Ducos Law Firm, LLC. Contact me, attorney Kristina Ducos, to arrange a free consultation.
What Is A “Premises” And “Liability”?
Premises is another word for place, property, building or business. Any commercial property is a premises. Liability means responsibility. Premises liability is a legal term that refers to the responsibility of a property’s owner, manager or operator to maintain that property and keep it safe.
If you were injured on a premises such as a retail store, apartment complex, gas station, restaurant, or other public or commercial place and your injuries were caused due to subpar security or maintenance on the premises, you may be entitled to compensation.
Commercial properties are typically required to have premises liability insurance. This is a safeguard to ensure that if someone does get hurt on the property, the owner has the means to pay for the medical care of the injured person.
You Have Rights After An Injury Or Assault
You may have cause to pursue a personal injury/premises liability case if you:
- Slipped/tripped and fell
- Injured due to negligent building repairs or maintenance on a property
- Were assaulted or mugged on a property
- Attacked by an employee of a business/establishment
Any time something injurious or traumatic happens to you while you are on a commercial property, you may have a personal injury case. If you were assaulted, you may have both a civil and criminal cast that can be pursued. In a civil case, the case is against the property owner, not the perpetrator of the incident.
Every state in the U.S. has different laws and standards to which business owners must adhere in relation to securing their premises. Call me, attorney Kristina Ducos, to find out what steps to take and how I can help. Your phone call, email or meeting with me is always free of charge.
Experience The Ducos Difference
It can be difficult to know what to do first after something painful or traumatic happens. You may be getting different advice from different people. As a personal injury attorney who understands Georgia law, I can help you navigate this process. Find out more in a free consultation. Call and speak directly with me at 678-981-7971, or contact me by using my online form. I help injured clients and their families throughout the state of Georgia as well as in North Carolina and Florida.