Free Consultation (404) 474-7122
  • Home
  • Firm Profile
  • Team
    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

      Read More
    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

      Read More
    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler

      Lindsay Butler has been with Scott Pryor Law since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at Scott Pryor Law and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

      Read More
    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

      Read More
    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Bio Coming Soon

      Read More
    • Pretty Dimmel
      Pretty Dimmel

      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty joined Scott Pryor Law in 2016 and loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

      Read More
    • Ivan Franco
      Ivan Franco

      Bio Coming Soon

      Read More
  • Practice Areas
    When a loved one is killed because of another's negligence, it is important to hold them responsible...
    Read More
    Allow us to fight for you after a serious injury has occurred in order to recover compensation and aid in the recovery process.
    Read More
    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
    Read More
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one leading...
    Read More
    Motorcycle accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, such as a head or spinal cord injury because the driver...
    Read More
    To hold a negligent property owner or business responsible for the damage they have caused, contact us today.
    Read More
  • Results
    Bad Faith Case
    Car Accident
    Fraudulent Conduct
    Trucking Accident
  • Locations
  • Resources
  • Contact Us

When you are invited to another person’s property, the owner has a legal obligation to ensure that they maintain their premises so that you and other visitors do not become injured. While property owners have this duty of care, visitors still occasionally suffer injuries.

Gainesville property owners have a legal duty to keep the premises safe, but the scope of that duty depends on several factors. If you were injured on someone else’s property, a skilled personal injury attorney could help you determine if the owner owed you a duty of care.

Pursuing compensation against a landowner on a premises liability claim can be challenging. Investigating these claims can take time, and proving them in court requires certain legal skills. A Gainesville premises liability lawyer has the skill and experience to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

Common Premises Liability Claims

Any danger on someone’s property could result in a premises liability claim. However, some hazards in a premises liability claim are more common than others. Understanding the common causes of a premises liability claim could assist a Gainesville lawyer in developing a case for compensation. Some common causes of such a claim may include:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Accumulated snow or ice on a proprietor’s sidewalk
  • Broken floorboards
  • Potholes
  • Exposed wiring
  • Chemical exposure

Depending on the duty a property owner owes a visitor, they could face liability if they fail to address any of these types of hazards. In some cases, merely notifying guests of potential hazards could be enough.

Proving Landowner Fault

State law outlines the circumstances under which a property owner could owe a duty to a visitor. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §51-3-1, this duty extends to anyone with an express or implied invitation to enter the property. A landowner must exercise ordinary care to ensure their property is safe and free of any hazardous conditions. If a hazard is impossible to remove or fix, a landowner must provide guests with a notice or warning of the danger.

To win a premises liability lawsuit, a Gainesville attorney must demonstrate that the property owner owed the claimant a duty and failed to meet it. The law gives a property owner some leeway as they are not responsible for any injuries if they took reasonable efforts to address a hazard. However, if a plaintiff can prove that the property owner failed to take the necessary steps to secure the property, they could recover monetary compensation.

An important aspect of these cases is whether or not the plaintiff was invited onto the property. This invitation does not have to take the form of a direct invitation. In many cases, it is clear that the general public is invited to enter the property without ever interacting with the owner. An example of this would be prospective customers entering a shop or other business.

Reach out to a Gainesville Premises Liability Attorney

Getting the most out of your premises liability claim can be difficult. Gathering evidence to prove your case and being aware of the legal requirements also could be challenging and time-consuming.

Fortunately, you do not have to take on this challenge alone. A Gainesville premises liability lawyer could serve as both your legal advocate and your point of contact with opposing counsel. To get started on your claim, schedule your case evaluation right away.

6185 Crooked Creek Rd NW
Ste. H
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Get Directions
FAX: (678) 302-9366