October 21, 2020

Factors Impacting Premises Liability Claims

Proving fault in a premises liability case can be challenging. The circumstances are usually not clear cut and many factors may be involved. The victim will require concrete evidence that will stand up under intense legal scrutiny. This is why it is so imperative to contact an experienced premises liability attorney right away to help ensure evidence is properly acquired and preserved.

Here are a number of factors to consider when it comes to premises liability claims:

Where The Injury Occurred

Where the injury occurred is pivotal to the claim. Did the injury occur at work, private property, or government-owned property? Were you injured on residential or commercial premises? Who owns and is responsible for the property where the injury occurred must be determined immediately.

Was There Negligent Use of The Property

How and for what purpose was the property being used? If the use of the property is illegal or failed to meet minimal standards of care, that would be an important part of your claim and may constitute negligence. Negligence is a legal term that holds a party accountable in civil court for the unintentional harm they cause to others.

Was The Property Maintained Properly

The condition of the property is a key factor in premises liability cases. Was the property is disrepair, poorly lit, or cluttered with debris? If it is a commercial property, did it have adequate lighting and security? Your attorney will want to examine all of these factors in great detail and gather photo and video evidence expeditiously.

Were You An Invited Guest

Whether or not you were an invited guest may impact your claim as well. Your attorney can help you determine whether the property owner met their duty of care in maintaining the property, making visitors aware of potential dangers, and minimizing injury risks.

Choose The Right Premises Liablity Attorney

Choosing the right premises liability attorney is critical to your claim. You want an attorney who is experienced and has a track record of winning. The Foster Firm represents injury victims in College Park, Douglasville, and Metro Atlanta. We care about our clients and fight for them fiercely. There are never any fees unless you win your case. Contact us for a free consultation.