Savannah Premises Liability Lawyers Protecting People Injured on Others’ Property
Demanding full compensation when businesses and homeowners fail to keep their properties safe and secure
Businesses entice shoppers and consumers to buy their products and use their services. Homeowners and organizations encourage people to visit their locations. However, the owners of the premises also have a duty to make sure their property is safe to use so that serious accidents do not happen or reasonably known dangers do not occur. Visitors should not die or suffer a lifetime of pain because they ventured out of their home.
The Savannah premises liability lawyers at Harris Lowry Manton LLP understand the duties that owners of public and private property owe to people who use their property. For decades, our attorneys have been helping Georgia residents get justice in the courts and through persuasive negotiation for the pain and suffering caused by owners who were too negligent to spend the necessary resources and time to inspect and maintain their properties — inside and outside.
Common types of premises liability claims
At HLM, when an injury occurs on the property of another, we work to determine who had the responsibility to make that area safe. Liable defendants can include tenants, landlords, business owners, maintenance crews, individual homeowners, organizations, and other entities.
Our Savannah property liability lawyers bring claims in the following types of cases:
- Negligent security. Property owners must anticipate that crimes, such as assaults, muggings, robberies, and stabbings, will occur on their properties. They should plan ahead by making sure the property has quality lighting, video cameras, authorized access, and even security guards. This duty to anticipate attacks is especially true for places where money is likely to exchange hands, such as ATMs, and locations where people are likely to get rowdy, such as any place that serves alcohol.
- Swimming pools. Any facility or home that has a pool must protect swimmers and anyone who might accidently fall into the pool so that they do not drown or suffer severe injuries, such as respiratory problems. Pools should have lifeguards during operating hours, and fences, restricted access, and warning signs.
- Amusement park injuries. Amusement parks are a great attraction for residents and tourists. But improperly supervised park rides and faulty equipment can cause crushing injuries, broken bones, and fatal injuries.
- Elevators and escalators. Any complex that uses an elevator or escalator has a duty to make sure they are inspected on a regular basis, that there are warning signs when the devices are being fixed so people do not use them, and that they comply with local codes. When these devices fail, the consequences can be deadly or catastrophic.
- Roadway defects. Government entities that control the various state and federal roads in Georgia have a duty to make sure the roadways are properly designed, that traffic signals are in working order, and that there are adequate warnings when construction is taking place. Our Savannah premises liability lawyers hold towns, counties, and the state liable if they fail to put public safety first.
- Chemical and toxic hazards. Industries must comply with federal and state environmental standards so that biohazards, such as carbon monoxide, mold, and lead, do not create dangers for the communities that use or are near these industrial sites.
HLM handles cases for anyone in or near Savannah who dies because of property owner liability, anyone who requires around-the clock medical care, or anyone who suffers any permanent or severe injury.
Proper preparation of premises liability cases
Winning premises liability cases requires a lot of experience, resources, and talent. Our skillful Savannah premises liability attorneys analyze the following items of evidence to help prove fault and the full extent of our client’s damages:
- Discovering any prior complaints made to the property owners
- Reviewing any prior lawsuits
- Examining the scene
- Working with professionals, such as product safety experts, to determine what caused the accident and why
- Communicating with the hospitals and doctors about the diagnosis and prognosis of the patients
- Reviewing and detailing the medical reports to include any loss of bodily function, the loss of quality of life of the client, and each detail of physical pain and emotional suffering
- Detailing every past medical expense and every reasonable future medical cost including surgeries, doctor visits, medical devices, and prescription and nonprescription medications
- Speaking with eyewitnesses including anyone called to the scene
HLM files wrongful death cases on behalf of family members if a family member tragically dies. Some of the injuries we see are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries including paraplegia and quadriplegia, broken bones, nerve damages, cardiology problems, tissue and muscle damage, torn ligaments, loss of limbs, and other serious internal and external injuries.
Make an appointment with an experienced Savannah premises liability lawyer
Delay in property liability cases can hurt your case. It is crucial that the Savannah premises liability attorneys at HLM inspect the scene and any products or devices as soon as possible before any changes are made. The sooner injured victims see the right doctors, the sooner they can get the medical help they need. If you were injured or a loved one was killed while on the property of another, please phone our Savannah office at 912.417.3774, or complete our contact form to schedule a free appointment.
410 E. Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401