Atlanta Property Negligence
Atlanta, Georgia attorney Casey W. Stevens represents premise liability / property negligence victims throughout North Georgia. We can serve you from one of our Georgia offices, or we'd be happy to meet you at a location more convenient for you.Free Consultations and Our Fees
We offer free consultations to prospective clients, and will never take a dime of payment from you until we get a settlement or verdict in your favor. Unlike hourly attorneys, we get paid a portion of your settlement. The more you recover, the better for both of us.... so it is always in our best interest to ensure we get you the best results possible.
If you are interested in a free case evaluation contact us at 770-408-6364Premise Liability - Tort Law Overview
A tort, involves a breach of a civil duty owed to someone else. Parties who are injured as a result of the negligence of others may bring a tort lawsuit against the "liable" party recovered monetary damages. This is otherwise known as civil litigation.
Tort law defines what a legal injury is, and whether the injuring party can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victim. These injuries include many things like property damage, physical injuries, pain and suffering, mental anguish, economic loss, loss of reputation, etc. Premises liability is one of the many types of cases that are considered civil litigation or tort cases. Others include auto accidents, defective products, defamation of character, copyright infringement, pollution, etc.
In tort law the injured party must prove the injury was caused by the defendant, and that they acted negligently - meaning without due care. Injured parties may also recover damages when the defendant acted intentionally - also known as "strict liability."What is Premises Liability?
In premise liability cases, the defendant must be the owner or be otherwise responsible for the property. The plaintiff typically (but not in all cases) has to have been invited on to the property via an invitation, lease, or offer to do business (like a mall). Finally, there must be some act of negligence or otherwise wrongful act - like an assault.
Examples of Premises Liability Include:
- Inadequate Security - lack of security or lighting in areas known for crime or vandalism such as parking garages or bars.
- Slip and Fall - examples include failure to maintain walkways, snow and ice falls, or clean up spills.
- Inadequate Maintenance and Defective Conditions - examples include deck collapses, e-coli infections from under maintained public pools, broken stairways, building code violations, electric shocks from poorly maintained products in a premise.
In 1988, I began my career as an insurance claims adjuster. Eventually, I moved into management. My job was to make sure my company was profitable for our shareholders. We had experienced claim handlers and attorneys whose job it was to deny or undervalue cases. That was at the expense of the "little guy" who had no experience trying to get fair settlements. After graduating from Georgia State College of Law, I worked as an insurance defense attorney. By 2001, I was fed up with representing insurance companies, and became a plaintiff's attorney. I'm now able to apply all of the knowledge I gained working for "the other guys", to getting my clients the best recovery possible. I am proud to say that well over half of my business comes from referrals from past clients or other attorneys. If you would like to discuss the details of your case with an experienced trial attorney. Contact us today! (770) 408-634
I look forward to working for you!
Casey W. StevensOffice Locations
- Atlanta Georgia / Fulton County 9 Lenox Pointe NE , Atlanta, GA 30324
- Alpharetta 2500 Northwinds Parkway, #330, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (and for all correspondences)
- Suwanee 935 Whitehaven Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
- Woodstock 7450 Highway 92, #210, Woodstock, GA 30189
- Dawsonville 2057 Dawson Forest Rd E., Dawsonville, GA 30534