Fervent Representation in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh Counties
“Premises liability” covers a wide range of scenarios in which someone is injured due to a property owner’s negligence. Property owners owe patrons and visitors a legal duty of care.
When their negligent failure to maintain safe premises results in injury, they can be held liable for damages. If you have been injured due to a property’s poor maintenance or security, you may be able to recover compensation.
Our knowledgeable Brunswick premises liability lawyer is ready to fight for you. At Mayfield Law, LLC, we are committed to helping you recover maximum damages and hold negligent parties accountable. Our attorney previously represented some of the largest insurance companies in the United States, giving our firm strategic insights on how insurers approach premises liability cases.
Whether you were injured in a slip and fall incident or an amusement park accident, we will aggressively represent you in and out of the courtroom and do everything we can to obtain the favorable outcome you deserve.
A great firm that goes above and beyond for the client. Alex is a dedicated and experienced lawyer who knows how to maximize his client's recovery.Taylor B.
When you visit a property, you have a right to expect a reasonably safe environment free of dangerous defects. You may understandably be wondering if you have the right to compensation if conceivably unsafe conditions resulted in harm.
If you suffered injuries on another person or organization’s property, ask yourself:
- Did you have express or implied permission to be on the property?
- Were your injuries caused by some sort of defect?
- Were you behaving appropriately at the time of the incident?
If you answered “yes” to each of the above questions, there is a good chance you have a premises liability claim. Our team can assess your circumstances and advise what types of damages you may be able to recover.
Our Brunswick premises liability attorney is prepared to handle many types of claims, including those involving:
- Slip and Falls. Slick or uneven flooring can result in someone falling and hurting themselves if there is no signage warning them of the condition of the surface. Broken handrails, excessive debris, and other maintenance issues can also cause these incidents. Even a seemingly minor slip and fall can result in catastrophic injuries, including spine and brain injuries.
- Amusement Park Accidents. Amusement park operators have a legal obligation to properly train employees, perform routine maintenance, and make every reasonable effort to keep their attractions and grounds safe. If you are injured on a ride or anywhere else in the park, you may be entitled to compensation if you were following all safety instructions at the time of the incident.
- Negligent Security. Owners of offices and apartments must reasonably secure access to their facilities. If an owner fails to hire security guards or implement adequate security measures, they can potentially be found liable for an intruder assaulting or killing someone inside.
- Dog Bites. In Georgia, a dog owner is liable for injuries caused by an animal attack if they knew (or should have known) the dog had a history of violent behavior. If you are on public property or lawfully present on private property at the time of an attack, the dog owner may be legally responsible for your injuries.
- Toxic Fumes. If are harmed by prolonged exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals present in your rented apartment or workplace, you may be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the building owner.
- Swimming Pool Accidents. Unsecured swimming pools can result in accidental drownings, especially among children. The state of Georgia requires pools to be completely fenced in, and Georgia homeowners must install an alarm on the door leading to their pool if their home is used as one “side” of the fence. If a loved one was injured or drowned due to an improperly secured pool, the owner may be liable for damages.
You will need to act quickly if you wish to recover compensation in a premises liability case. In Georgia, you will have up to two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you only wish to recover compensation for property damage, such as a broken watch, you will have up to four years to initiate legal action. If a premises liability incident results in death, you will have up to two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death claim.
The sooner you speak to a legal professional, the better. Avoid making any statements to the property owner’s insurance company or attorney until you have hired your own legal representation.
Our team at Mayfield Law, LLC, is ready to help you gather evidence, interview witnesses, speak to experts, and build a strong case.
Not all premises liability cases go to trial. Many insurance companies and defense teams seek to avoid litigation and settle these matters out of court. Though we are always trial-ready, we are also skilled negotiators who will work to obtain the best possible outcome.
If your claim does go to court, the judge and jury will weigh each party’s role in causing the accident. You should be prepared for the defense to argue you were partially or completely at fault. They may claim you were trespassing, that you were not paying reasonable attention to your surroundings, or that you were doing something reckless or unsafe at the time of the incident.
Under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rules, you can still recover compensation if the court decides you were partially responsible for your injuries. However, your total award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are found to be 50% at fault or more, you will be unable to recover any compensation.
For example, say the court finds you were 25% responsible for causing a premises liability incident. If the jury decides your damages total $100,000, you will only receive $75,000 – a 25% reduction.
You should not have to worry about how you will cover missed wages or medical bills in the wake of a premises liability incident. We can provide the compassionate and capable guidance you need to obtain justice and move forward.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our Brunswick premises liability lawyers will fight to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Permanent reductions in earning capacity
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
We understand that each client and every case is unique. We work with you to efficiently and effectively develop the proper course of action for your particular case.
At Mayfield Law, you have direct access to your attorney. You will constantly be provided with honesty and transparency into your case, and we will work to ensure that your goals are met.
When you work with our team, you can rest assured that you will not only have an attorney, but also an advocate who will tirelessly work to secure the best possible outcome on your case.
Tailored Legal Strategies
At Mayfield Law, we don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach to legal cases. We always work directly with you to secure the best possible outcome for you.