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Premises Liability

“David Van Sant helped resolve my injury claim swiftly and professionally, helping me receive what I believe I was owed without any of the headache and trouble others have experienced with their lawyers. I am very pleased with the experience I had with David and will gladly contact him again if another issue arises.”
(David T. – personal injury client)

Premises Liability ​In Georgia, property owners must ensure visitors' safety, according to personal injury law. If you're harmed due to a hazard the owner negligently allowed, you may have a premises liability claim. Yet, turning this claim into compensation requires expertise in Georgia's premises liability law. Our Atlanta-based negligent security lawyers at Van Sant Law have served Georgia since 2003, specializing in such cases. We understand the intricacies and potential pitfalls of these claims, whether in court or through settlements. Rest assured, our team is dedicated to translating legal rights into tangible results, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Trust Van Sant Law to advocate for your rights and secure your well-being after an injury on someone else's property.

Mediocrity Is for Cowards

At Van Sant Law, LLC, we detest mediocrity, and we will not tolerate it in ourselves or any of our staff. Our founding partner David Van Sant best exemplifies this philosophy:

  • He was named a Georgia Super Lawyer, an honor accorded to only 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers.
  • He was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers.
  • He is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (only one percent of lawyers qualify), due to the size of some of the recoveries he has won for his clients.
  • He maintains a perfect Avvo rating of 10.0.
  • He has won the Avvo Client’s Choice Award several times.

The rest of our premises liability law firm upholds the high standard set by Mr. Van Sant. The majority of our Atlanta premises injury lawyers have been named Super Lawyers, and the Better Business Bureau has awarded our firm a perfect A+ rating. With five local premises liability attorneys, we are small enough to give your case personalized attention yet large enough to have access to significant resources.

Our Premises Liability Client Speaks

“was great at handling my case from beginning to end. My case manager and attorney Jay Drew always returned my calls and emails asap even though I was a little annoying most of the time. My case was settled fast and easy!” – Elvis Cudd

Have You Been Injured on Someone’s Property?

If you have been injured on someone’s private property or commercial property such as a restaurant or grocery store, contact a Van Sant Law Atlanta premises liability lawyer immediately. We can help determine whether you are eligible to file a personal injury claim. If you are eligible, we will work to identify and implement solutions designed to help you recover from the accident and move on with your life.

Property owners are required to maintain their private or company premises. This includes providing adequate lighting and fixing cracks and holes in defective sidewalks. Property owners must also ensure the building is structurally sound, provide sufficient security, and properly store equipment and supplies. When a landowner’s negligence causes an accident, the landowner can be held accountable for the damages.

Property accidents can result in severe injuries such as head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord damage, back injuries, and knee injuries. Medical treatment can be prohibitive, and require a lengthy recovery period. Personal injury compensation can cover injury-related costs such as hospitalization, medical bills and rehabilitation, as well as lost income and benefits for pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. Benefits are also paid in cases of wrongful death, such as loss of companionship and loss of support.

Types of Premises Liability Accidents in Atlanta

Van Sant Law, LLC is a competent Atlanta slip and fall law firm that has successfully helped many clients with cases involving premises liability. We are well-versed in liability laws and can give you sound legal advice regarding injury compensation as well as help you understand how to deal with the insurance companies following an accident. Before launching his own firm, David Van Sant worked as an insurance defense attorney and knows what to expect from insurance carriers when filing a personal injury claim. Premises liability statutes pertain to injuries suffered on another person’s property, such as:

Were you seriously injured in a slip and fall accident? Although these may seem minor, a slip and fall accident can result in catastrophic injuries. Ranging in severity from sprains to broken bones to head trauma to spinal cord injuries, if you have been injured, you could be entitled to compensation. The most common causes of slip and fall accidents include a wet surface, an uneven surface, a torn carpet, or uneven steps. To prove that the owner’s negligence was the cause of the slip and fall accident, one of three things must be proven. First, the property owner or employee was responsible for causing the hazard. Second, they knew about the danger but failed to do anything about it. Third, they did not know about the hazard, but someone else in their situation would have reasonably known about the risk. They could be responsible for paying for any medical expenses if they are found to be at fault. Speak to a premises accident lawyer near you to help you determine if there is enough evidence of negligence.

Learn More From our Atlanta Premises Liability Attorneys – Serving Atlanta, Alpharetta, and All of Georgia

Our team of Atlanta negligent security attorneys in your area can take on your case if you were injured while on someone else’s property. We believe that you should not have to suffer because of the actions or negligence of another individual. By examining every aspect of your case, we could discover exactly how the accident took place and fight to uphold your rights. The guilty party could be held liable for any injury you suffered. By filing a claim against them, you could get the medical attention you need to regain your health. Even if you lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, filing a lawsuit could mean that you are protecting others from going through the same type of ordeal. Do not hesitate to contact our premises liability law firm if you have any questions. We have locations in  Atlanta, Alpharetta, Athens, Cumming, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Sandy Springs, and Gainesville to discuss your case. We will do everything in our power to fight for you because we want you to receive justice.


Can I Win a Personal Injury Claim Over a Dangerous Condition That the Property Owner Didn’t Even Know About?

Yes, it is possible. Property owners and occupiers have a legal duty of care to perform reasonable safety inspections of their property for the benefit of guests. If a dangerous condition goes unrecognized because of a lack of inspection or an inadequate inspection, the owner or occupier is held liable if an injury results.

Can I Win a Claim Against a Shop Owner If I Was Injured Because an Employee Ignored an Order From Him?

Believe it or not, you can win under these circumstances. Employers are responsible for injuries caused by the negligence of their employees, even if the employer was not personally at fault. You can file a claim against both the employer and the negligent employee.

Can the IRS Tax My Settlement?

The IRS will not tax any amount intended to compensate you for personal injury unless you have already taken a tax deduction for the same amount. However, the IRS can tax judgment interest and punitive damages.

I Slipped on a Wet Floor While I Was Intoxicated. Do I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

Perhaps, as long as the defendant was also at fault for the accident. If you were 50 percent or more at fault, you will lose your claim. If you were less than 50 percent at fault, you will recover damages, but you will have to settle for a reduced amount. Speak to one of our aggressive Atlanta slip and fall attorneys to find out if you have a case in this situation.

Do I Need to Gather Evidence for My Premises Liability Claim?

In most premises liability claims, a settlement or damages award depends largely on evidence. Your legal team will work to identify and gather relevant evidence to support your claim. This may include documentation of medical treatment and related expenses, records of expenses you incurred, and documentation of lost wages. Your attorney may also seek to obtain photographic/video evidence of the accident or accident scene, photos of visible injuries, police reports, witness statements, expert witness testimony in some cases, and any other documentation which can help establish that the property owner owed you a duty of care, breached their duty and was liable for your resulting injuries.

Can I File a Premises Liability Claim if I Was Attacked on Someone Else’s Property?

Yes! As discussed more fully above, many premises liability cases involve slipping and falling or similar injuries resulting from the property owner’s failure to conduct property maintenance or address physical hazards. However, premises liability also covers attacks that occur because the property owner failed to maintain adequate security. You may be entitled to compensation for your physical and mental health treatment related to the incident, and more. As your premises liability law firm, Van Sant Law can help you understand your rights and options.

Will My Premises Liability Case Go to Court?

In many cases, premises liability claims are settled without either party stepping foot in a courtroom. Your attorney will advocate for your rights and will seek to negotiate a full and fair settlement for you based on the facts, circumstances, and available evidence. In the event the other party is unable to agree to fair settlement terms, your case may be heard in court. If that happens, both sides will have an opportunity to present evidence, offer witness testimony, and make compelling arguments based on the facts. When both parties have made their cases, the court will determine the outcome.

Do I Have a Claim for Premises Liability on Government Property?

In many cases, yes! If your injuries occurred on government property, talk to a premises liability firm to understand your rights. You may be able to file a claim for compensation for your monetary losses. However, your claim may need to be handled differently than it would have been handled, had you been injured on private property.

How Quickly Will My Premises Liability Case Settle?

Every premises liability claim is different. Unfortunately, even the most experienced personal injury law firm will not be able to guarantee how quickly you may obtain compensation for your losses. In some cases, claims settle relatively quickly. In other situations, it may take several months or even years to resolve a case. The length of time needed to settle a claim depends on several factors, including the nature and extent of your injuries, the timeline for your recovery, ease of access to your medical records, and negotiations and responses from the liable party’s insurance company. Rest assured that your legal team will work hard to obtain a fair settlement for you as quickly as possible.

Is the City Liable for Injuries on Public Property?

If you were injured on city property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim seeking compensation for your losses. For example, if you were injured because of poorly maintained city sidewalks or were attacked while using public transportation, the city might be liable. But as with claims against other government entities, your case will look different than a claim against a private property owner. Van Sant Law understands and has experience navigating the complexities involved in filing notices of claims for injuries on city property. It is important to understand that the timeline for filing a claim under these circumstances is generally just six months from the date of the accident, so time is of the essence.

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You Don’t Pay Us Unless You Win

Our Atlanta trip and fall attorneys don’t like paying for nothing, and we are confident that you don’t either. Because of this, and because we win the great majority of the cases we take, we guarantee that you will owe us nothing in legal fees until and unless we win compensation for you. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid either.

Act Now – Time Could Be Running Out on Your Slip and Fall Claim

Georgia applies a statute of limitations deadline, beyond which your claim will become worthless. Even before this deadline approaches, however, it is important to act quickly. As time passes, evidence becomes stale, and the remaining time to carefully prepare a case grows shorter and shorter.

Looking for the best premises liability lawyer? Look no further than Van Sant Law. For a free initial evaluation of your claim by one of our experienced Atlanta slip and fall attorneys, call us at (855) GA-INJURY or 404-991-5950. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and we will contact you for an appointment.

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