Our Attorneys Investigate Injuries Caused By Poor Maintenance
Someone walking through a building that is not properly maintained by an owner, landlord or manager faces the risk of getting seriously injured or worse in an accident. Our knowledgeable Atlanta personal injury attorneys have experience representing victims who were severely hurt in accidents involving "negligent building maintenance." This is a term used to describe a building that has unattended hazards that can pose a danger to visitors. The "building" may be a store, mall, apartment complex, parking garage or other commercial establishment.
If the owner fails to keep his or her property in a reasonably safe condition, that owner may be named in a lawsuit if a visitor is injured or killed. The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates is the firm individuals and families turn to when they need a legal professional to protect their rights.
We handle some of the most complex and difficult cases related to injuries and deaths in buildings or on other premises in Georgia. We understand that buildings, parking lots and other property that are not properly maintained can attract dangerous people. In fact, founding attorney Gary Martin Hays wrote the #1 bestselling book on this subject: The Authority on Inadequate/Negligent Security Claims in Georgia.
For example, someone could be attacked or robbed in a store parking lot at night where the lights are either broken or too dim. A criminal might see broken lights or locks that don't work as an opportunity to harm an innocent person. While someone who attacks, shoots, stabs or rapes another person may face felony criminal charges, the victim may have grounds to take legal action against the property owner for being negligent.
When a victim injured in a building settles too quickly with the insurance companies, he or she may not be getting full compensation. Call 1-800-898-HAYS today and rely on our experienced premises liability attorneys to build the strongest possible case for you.
Other locations where a lack of maintenance may become a premises liability issue
Injuries from negligent building maintenance can happen at a private home, a public place like a shopping center, or on government-owned property if the premises have not been made reasonably safe for visitors. While building maintenance can't foresee every possible event, property owners are required to maintain a standard of basic safety based on the use of the property in question.
Businesses and property owners are required to take minimum steps to learn of dangerous conditions and to correct these dangers to protect visitors from injury or accident.
Severe injuries related to negligent building maintenance include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or even death. Improper building maintenance may lead to falling debris or even elevator and escalator accidents.
Wrongful death cases because of negligent security or failure to maintain a building are among the most difficult ones we handle at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. When handling such cases, we learn about the person who tragically lost his or her life. We discover how much of an impact they had on their family, their work and their neighborhood. It's our job to show the insurance company what the full value of the victim's life would be.
A victim who is attacked or injured because of building that is in disrepair has certain rights under Georgia law. If you were injured or lost a loved one, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the owner of the property. You may be entitled to damages to pay for medical expenses, recover lost wages and compensate you for pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages.
Injured in a building or on premises that was negligently maintained? Your path to justice begins with your free consultation.
Whether you were attacked by someone or injured in a dangerous building, you will need to take action today to protect your rights. The longer you wait to call an attorney, the more difficult it may become to build a successful case. Call us today at Gary Martin Hays & Associates for a free and confidential consultation: 1-800-898-HAYS. You have the right to justice.