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Did you get hurt in an accident on someone else’s property in Atlanta? If so, you could have the right to claim compensation for your injuries and related financial losses. However, property owners and insurance companies fight hard to avoid liability, so getting that compensation can be difficult. The good news is that you don’t have to face this fight alone. The experienced and aggressive premises liability attorneys at Bayuk Pratt are here to help.

Our law firm has 50-plus years of combined legal experience and has recovered $300 million to date in settlements and awards for our clients. Our attorneys know what it takes to pursue maximum compensation in premises liability claims. That’s because firm founders Frank Bayuk and Bradley Pratt have unique insights into how insurance companies defend against injury claims and avoid responsibility.

As former senior partners in two of the country’s largest commercial defense firms, they’ve worked to protect big businesses and insurance companies in many high-stakes injury claims. Frank and Bradley founded Bayuk Pratt to use their experience to stand up for the rights of injury victims, giving them a unique edge when it comes to pursuing maximum compensation.

If you sustained injuries due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you deserve justice and fair compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact Bayuk Pratt today for a free initial case review with a premises liability lawyer in Atlanta to learn more about your legal options.

Why You Should Hire an Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney

If you sustain injuries in an accident on someone else’s property, you might face a long road to physical and emotional recovery. You deserve to devote your time to treatment and rehabilitation so you can get your life back on track as soon as possible. However, you also deserve fair compensation and accountability from the property or business owner who failed to keep their premises safe.

By hiring a premises liability lawyer in Atlanta from Bayuk Pratt, you’ll benefit from having an experienced advocate in your corner who can handle all the details of your legal claim. Let our firm handle your premises liability case and leave you free to focus on healing by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident to recover evidence proving fault for your injuries
  • Documenting your injuries and losses by gathering your medical records, bills, income statements, expert testimony, and statements from loved ones about the effects your injuries have had on your life
  • Identifying potentially liable parties, including by reviewing leases or maintenance contracts
  • Evaluating your options for recovering compensation, such as filing liability insurance claims
  • Filing the paperwork for your claim and dealing with insurance adjusters on your behalf to take the stress of the process off your shoulders
  • Negotiating a fair and full settlement of your injury claim with insurance providers
  • Taking your case to court and trial to demand favorable results, if necessary

Our attorneys’ experience in insurance and injury claim defense allows us to level the playing field for you by standing up to the insurance companies and demanding the compensation you need. We will work hard to get the compensation you need quickly through a settlement, but our seasoned litigators won’t hesitate to take your case to court. We know that sometimes going to trial gives you the best chance of recovering compensation, so we prepare every case as though it were headed for court.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Pursue in a Premises Liability Case?

In the aftermath of an injury due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you could have the right to pursue financial recovery for your ongoing and future losses. Your premises liability compensation can provide you with money for your:

  • Medical treatment and rehabilitation, including emergency treatment, ambulance services, surgeries, hospitalization, prescriptions, pain management care, medical equipment purchases, doctor’s appointments, and physical or occupational therapy
  • Long-term disability care and replacement services, such as home health care, housekeeping, or home renovations to install disability accommodations
  • Lost income if you need to take time off work to recover from your injuries or earn less while temporarily working in a part-time role or lower-paying, light-duty position
  • Lost future earning capacity, including job benefits, if you become permanently disabled
  • Physical pain from your injuries and subsequent medical treatment
  • Emotional trauma and distress caused by the accident, your injuries, and resulting disabilities, scarring, or disfigurement
  • Lost enjoyment or quality of life resulting from your injuries

Who Is Responsible for an Injury in a Premises Liability Case?

Under Georgia law, a property or business owner must keep their premises reasonably safe for lawful visitors and protect the public from dangerous conditions on their property. This is known as their “duty of care.”

A property owner might bear financial responsibility in a premises liability case if they fail to reasonably maintain their property or warn others of known hazardous conditions. Reasonable property maintenance should include:

  • Undertaking regular inspections to discover defects or dangerous conditions
  • Repairing those conditions at the first reasonable opportunity
  • Posting warning signs around known hazards

Depending on the situation, various parties could bear liability in a premises liability case, such as:

  • Property owners, such as residential property owners, residential landlords, commercial property owners, or local, state, or federal government agencies
  • Residential tenants, if an accident occurs within the tenant’s exclusive premises
  • Commercial tenants or businesses with leases holding them responsible for maintaining and repairing the premises
  • Property management companies for offices, apartment buildings, or townhouse complexes
  • Maintenance or janitorial services companies contracted to clean, repair, or maintain properties
  • Dog owners, handlers, or walkers, if an accident involves a dog bite or attack
  • Local, state, or federal government agencies, if an accident occurs in a public building or on public property

Proving liability for the injuries you suffered on someone else’s property might require evidence like:

  • Accident or incident reports
  • Surveillance footage
  • Staffing records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Repair or maintenance records
  • Accident scene photos or videos
  • Documentation of prior incidents
  • Accident reconstruction or engineering expert reports and testimony