Sidewalk accidents are particularly jarring, as they often seemingly happen out of nowhere, and if you’ve been hurt because of unsafe sidewalk conditions, an Atlanta sidewalk accident lawyer may be your best shot at recovering the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Do I Need an Atlanta Sidewalk Accident Lawyer?
After an accident of any kind, it is imperative that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Atlanta injury lawyer who can work to obtain the compensation you require. You can depend on Steven Jones Injury Law to effectively fight on your behalf, from start to finish.
Frequent Causes of Sidewalk Accidents
As you may imagine, sidewalk accidents can occur for several reasons. Unfortunately, they are frequently the result of unsafe sidewalk conditions, which, in turn, means that they are caused by property owner negligence. This is because property owners are required to ensure that their property, sidewalk included, is safe for all passersby. Some of the most common safety hazards that lead to sidewalk accidents are as follows:
- Uneven pavement
- Debris on the sidewalk
- Weather-related hazards left uncleared
- Slippery substances
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When it comes to premises liability claims in Atlanta, you and your Atlanta sidewalk accident lawyer will have to prove several things to win you the compensation you need to heal. To start, our firm will have to prove that the property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe property conditions. From here, we will have to prove that the property owner failed to take action to fix the unsafe sidewalk conditions and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result.
To prove as much, it is always best to obtain various forms of evidence at the scene of the accident, if possible. This can include pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, witness statements corroborating your claim, medical documentation regarding the origin/extent of your injury, and more. Our firm can also work to obtain surveillance footage of the accident as it happened.
Statute of Limitations
As you may know, there is a statute of limitations in place when it comes to premises liability claims in Georgia. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is, typically, two years, which means that you cannot wait longer than two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. We can assist you today.
Contact an Atlanta Sidewalk Accident Lawyer
Those who’ve been wrongfully injured in sidewalk accidents need a legal advocate they can depend on. Fortunately, you’ve just found that attorney right here at Steven Jones Injury Law. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.