Eleven percent of all civil trials in the United States involve premises liability cases. A higher percentage of these types of cases are settled without the need for a court trial. In addition, there are a large number of injuries at residential and business properties that do not result in the injured person pursuing a claim or lawsuit.
The largest retailer in the United States illustrates the frequency of premises liability cases. Walmart maintains about 3.000 stores around the globe, with a total of about 100 million customers traversing through the retailer’s properties each week. On any given day, approximately 1,000 customers sustain some sort of injury in a Walmart store. These usually are injuries arising from slipping and falling or being struck by falling merchandise. Around 4,000 lawsuits are filed against Walmart annually arising of premises liability issues.
Types of Premises Liability Savannah GA Claims
In the final analysis, any type of injury sustained because of a dangerous condition created, permitted to remain or overlooked at a particular residence or commercial property potentially can result in a premises liability claim or lawsuit. The most common type of premises liability case involves a slip and fall incident. A common example of this type of case is a person slipping on a liquid on the floor of a store or restaurant. Other types of premises liability cases include falling objects, airborne contaminants and protruding objects.
Compensation in a Premises Liability Case
A person who sustains injuries at another individual’s home or at a business of some sort is potentially entitled compensation for a number of different types of losses. This includes compensation for medical bills and expenses. In addition, a person may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering because of the negligence of the third party who controls or owns the premises where an accident occurred.
In addition to compensation for existing or current losses, an injured person may also be entitled to recompense for future losses as well. An injured person may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering that reasonably can be expected to occur in the future.
Retaining Legal Counsel
A person in Savannah injured because of a hazard or danger at the premises of a third party should seek legal counsel in order to best protect his or her rights and interests. A premises liability Savannah GA attorney will schedule an initial consultation to discuss the facts and circumstances of a particular case. There usually is no charge for an initial consultation in a premises liability case.
A Tate Law Group premises liability Savannah GA attorney charges a contingency fee in a premises liability matter. What this means is that the client pays a fee that is a percentage of any settlement or judgment. The client owes no fee unless and until a favorable outcome is obtained in a particular case.
Tate Law Group is a great choice for legal representation in Savannah GA. We’ve served the southeastern GA community for many years and won many cases for people with not only premises liability cases but DUI, workers’ compensation, medical lawsuits, and other criminal defense requirements. Call us today to see what we can do for you.