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      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.

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    • 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.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs

      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • 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.

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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier

      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood

      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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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.

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