Effective Legal Advocacy for Georgia Injury Victims

Davis Injury Firm has helped thousands of injured individuals in Georgia fight for damages. If you have been injured in a commercial property in Atlanta, you have the right to sue the at-fault party for damages. Commercial property injuries can occur for many different reasons, such as unsafe premises or inadequate security. In any case, whatever your commercial property-related injury, Davis Injury Firm can help you craft a strong case for damages and help you obtain the compensation you need to recover as fully as possible.

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Understanding Georgia Premises Liability Law

Commercial property injuries would be a premises liability case if the injury was caused by unsafe conditions. Recall that Georgia Code § 51-3-1 establishes that the owner of property who, by express or implied invitation, induces others to enter their premises for any lawful purpose is liable for damages to such persons for injuries caused by their failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe. 

Common Unsafe Premises Conditions

Some examples of unsafe premises that may be grounds for a lawsuit are:

  • broken handrails;
  • uneven stairs;
  • falling objects from the ceiling;
  • bad or unsafe lighting;
  • dysfunctional elevators and escalators;
  • slippery floors;
  • broken chairs;
  • dangerous use of fire.

If the commercial property injury involved an assault or shooting, a victim could sue the property management for negligent security for failing to provide sufficient security to prevent such an attack.

Types of Commercial Properties in Injury Claims

Commercial properties encompass a diverse range of spaces where business activities unfold. Understanding what constitutes a commercial property is crucial when pursuing injury claims. Various types of commercial properties may include:

  • Retail Establishments: Injuries can occur from shopping malls to individual stores due to negligence in maintaining safe premises.
  • Office Buildings: Slip and fall accidents, elevator mishaps, and other incidents may lead to injuries within office spaces.
  • Restaurants and Bars: Spills, uneven flooring, or inadequate security measures can contribute to injuries on these premises.
  • Hotels and Hospitality Businesses: Injuries may arise from poorly maintained facilities or insufficient security measures.
  • Construction Sites: While not traditional public spaces, injuries on construction sites fall under the commercial property category, requiring specialized legal expertise.
  • Entertainment Venues: Concert halls, theaters, and stadiums pose unique risks, and injuries may occur during events or due to inadequate safety measures.

Proving Liability in Premises Injury Cases

As with all premises liability cases, the injured plaintiff must prove the following in order to build a case for damages:

  • There existed a dangerous condition on the property (e.g., a slippery floor or dim lighting that made it hard to see).
  • The property owner knew or should have reasonably known of the dangerous condition upon proper inspection.
  • Despite that knowledge, the property owner did not remedy the dangerous premises, thus breaching their duty of care
  • The dangerous condition of the property directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

If a plaintiff is able to show all the above elements, they may be granted a damage award to compensate for their injuries. 

Recoverable Damages in Injury Cases

The damage award can include monetary and non-monetary damages, such as:

  • present and future medical bills;
  • lost wages from taking time off work to recover;
  • pain and suffering.
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    How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?


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    The statute of limitations for premises liability claims like commercial property-related injuries is 2 years from the date of the accident. If the injury was so serious as to cause death, the deceased person’s loved ones may instead choose to pursue a wrongful death claim, which has a statute of limitations of 2 years from the date of their death. 

    Commercial property workers who have been injured on the job due to unsafe premises (e.g., faulty tools, malfunctioning elevators) may file a workers’ compensation claim with the government to obtain damages. These claims must be filed within 1 year of the accident.

    Contact Our Commercial Property Injury Attorney in Atlanta Today

    Do not hesitate to contact Davis Injury Firm for legal assistance on your commercial property injury lawsuit. We have been representing injured clients for 18 years and know how to strategize an effective claim for damages. Whether you are a commercial property guest who has been injured due to a hazard on the premises or a commercial property worker injured by faulty equipment, Davis Injury Firm is here to help.

    Contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation today with our Atlanta commercial property injury lawyer. Let’s get you the damages you deserve.

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    Having represented thousands of individuals throughout Georgia for over 18 years, Betty Nguyen Davis has the skillset and experience to handle all types of personal injury cases no matter how complex they are. Just as important, she possesses the emotional intelligence required for walking clients through what sometimes can be a difficult legal process.

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