Premises Liability

Premises liability claims are some of the toughest claims to prove, and there is a number of reason for that. If somebody has been rear ended and they come to hire us, I can generally tell if that person who rear ended my client is at fault. But if I have someone who falls at a store, I don't know if the store is at fault right away. Sometimes I do know, but Georgia law requires that we show the owner or operator of the property had superior knowledge of the dangerous condition. If our client knew about the dangerous condition but still fell, we can't recover. Or if we are unable to show that the owner of the operator knew of the dangerous condition, we can't recover. Without the benefit of a lawsuit and doing discovery and taking depositions and finding witnesses, alot of times you don't know if you have the evidence or are going to be able to fiind the evidence to prove a premises liability claim. That is one of the reasons why we have a high standard for taking premises liability cases. Generally if somebody doesn't have a broken bone or something that is going to require surgery or at least something with significant medical treatment and bills, it's probably not a case worth pursuing because what can frequently happen is those claims will be more time consuming and take more time to prove than we can actually get for our clients if they have a very minor injury.