Premises Liability

Tate Law Group, LLC—your premises liability experts in Savannah, Georgia

If you have been seriously injured on someone else’s property due to the owner’s or manager’s negligence, you have the right to make a claim under Georgia premises liability law.  You can be compensated for lost wages, hospital costs, long-term medical treatment, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

In Georgia, premises liability law covers a wide variety of claims

In Georgia, the owner of a property has a legal obligation to make sure that property is safe and properly maintained.  The owner also is obligated to adequately warn individuals entering the property of any unsafe conditions.  Some common circumstances that precipitate injuries include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Trips, slips, and falls
  • Acts of nature
  • Dog bites
  • Poor facility management
  • Poor lighting
  • Faulty equipment
  • Negligent security

The legal professionals at Tate Law Group, LLC assess the particular circumstances of your case to determine the following:

  • If there was negligence on the part of the property owner
  • If the negligence was a factor in the injury
  • The total amount of available insurance coverage (from all those who may be liable)

Civil actions for violent crimes

Property owners have a legal duty to deter and prevent criminals from committing crimes against others on their property.  When property owners fail in this duty, crimes like rape, murder, aggravated assault, and armed robbery are more likely to occur to innocent individuals.

These crimes often result in death or in life-long suffering to victims and their families.  Under premises liability law, property owners may be responsible for paying damages resulting from criminal assaults committed on their premises.  Some common failures on the part of property owners include inadequate lighting and security, and negligent hiring, supervision, and retention of employees.

Some examples of establishments that have a legal obligation to ensure that the security measures they provide are sufficient to protect people on their property are as follows:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Hotels and motels
  • Amusement parks
  • Shopping centers
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Nursing homes
  • Gas stations
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Publicly owned parks and beaches

Rape and sexual assault victims

Women, men, teens, and children may all be victims of sexual assault or rape.  Severe and long-lasting repercussions in a victim’s life, as well as for the victim’s family, often follow the physical, mental, and emotional trauma of this violent crime.  While criminal law can provide severe penalties to the rapist, the physical and emotional costs to victims and their families are often not adequately addressed in the criminal process.

Let our compassionate counsel guide you and our aggressive advocacy win the maximum compensation that is rightfully yours

No amount of money can ever erase the scars of trauma inflicted by a sexual assault or rape.  However, the lasting effects of these types of crimes often translate into an urgent need to rebuild a life.  Medical bills, including those for psychological counseling, and loss of income due to emotional instability are just a couple of situations where a monetary award can help a person move forward.

The attorneys at Tate Law Group, LLC have forged a deep and broad understanding of sexual assault victims in civil cases, having successfully represented many victims through the years.  Most of our sexual assault cases are brought on behalf of victims who are assaulted on apartment or hotel properties as the result of the property owner’s failure to provide adequate security.

If you have been sexually assaulted, contact Tate Law Group, LLC as soon as possible to understand your legal rights

You may be able to pursue a claim for monetary compensation.  There are time limits, evidence issues, and other factors that could affect your potential claim. Your consultation with our firm is private, confidential, and held in the security of our law offices, or at a place most comfortable for you.  Call 866-610-7107 today, or contact us online.

Crime victims

Lapses in security may leave individuals vulnerable to crime.  These crimes may include murder, shooting, stabbing, aggravated assault, mugging, carjacking, and armed robbery.  The severe injuries or even death that may result from these crimes are not compensated under criminal law.  Although criminal law can provide severe punishment for the perpetrators, if they are caught, it is the civil law that can provide compensation to the victim for their injuries, their pain and suffering, and their loss of income and more.

Criminal violence such as a shooting, stabbing, or beating may result in serious injuries causing death, or brain injury, paralysis, permanent impairment, or disfigurement.  Criminal law can provide severe punishment for the perpetrator of such violence, but this punishment does nothing to help injured victims rebuild their lives, or in the case of a victim’s death, it cannot provide for the loss of income and the loss of life of the person who was murdered.

Discuss your premises liability case with an experienced attorney at Tate Law Group, LLC

Certain apartment complexes, hotels, stores and other establishments are sometimes targeted by drug-dealers, gang members, rapists, and other criminals.  This is usually the case because the criminals see little chance of being deterred during the crime or being caught after the crime, and also because innocent victims are often readily available.

These crimes of opportunity often occur in apartments or hotels with faulty door or window locks, unmonitored or poorly patrolled parking lots, and improperly secured office buildings.  Any property owner who can reasonably expect that a visitor, a tenant, or a customer could be harmed during a criminal attack is required by law to take proper steps to prevent such attacks.  Failure to take proper steps might result in the premises owner being liable for the injuries to the victim.

You may be entitled to compensation for physical, emotional, and financial losses if you suffered a criminal assault on someone else’s property.

Contact us

To schedule a consultation to discuss your premises liability case, call Tate Law Group, LLC at 866-610-7107 or contact us online.