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Gwinnett County Accident Attorney I Damages & Premises Liability

Lilburn Accident Attorney Shane Smith Discuss Potential Damages in Georgia Premises Liability Cases

If you are hurt at another person’s home, at a grocery store, place of work, or a similar building that you were invited to directly or indirectly, you may have a personal injury claim against the owner and/or operator of the building. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and where liability is established, you may have damages that you can recover in your personal injury claim.

During a Georgia premises liability claim, injured parties may be entitled to recover on one or more types of damages. Some types of damages may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Everyday expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Depending on the severity of the accident, there may be one or more types of damages incurred. When evaluating premises liability accident circumstances, along with determining the at-fault parties, your Gwinnett County accident attorney will be able to determine what damages may exist. Your Georgia accident attorney will determine damages by looking through all first responder reports, medical records, asking the injured party if they have incurred losses and out-of-pocket expenses during a consultation. If you have been the victim of unsafe premises, you may have a premises liability claim. The only way to determine if you have a personal injury claim and what damages you may be able to seek against the at-fault parties is to speak with a Lilburn accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. Call (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free legal consultation today.

In order to determine what damages you may have suffered and to let your Georgia accident lawyer know of potential damages, you need to understand what are meant by damages. Damages are losses that an innocent party has suffered due to the negligence of the at-fault party. The following explains the list of potential damages a premises liability may entitle victims to:

Medical Bills:

Medical bills incurred at the scene of the accident, including the transportation costs to the hospital and medical treatment at the hospital are the most obvious. However, there may be additional costs including: surgery, overnight stays, and follow up treatment. Based on the actual circumstances and the physician’s prognosis, a victim may have to have additional medical treatment, future surgeries, physical therapy or prescription medication. Each accident varies, so it is essential to have a Lilburn accident lawyer evaluate the circumstances.

Everyday Expenses:

Victims of a premises liability accident can be severely injured. Severe injuries sustained can prevent you from taking care of daily errands for your home, your loved ones and your pets. Depending on the extent of the injuries and what tasks you are limited or prohibited from performing, outside help may be required to take care of household duties. Child and household expenses that require third-party help may be recoverable. If severe injuries are permanent and require your home to be refitted to enable you to perform your normal duties, these damages may also be recoverable.

Lost Wages:

Other damages include losing wages because of accident related injuries. If you miss work or are no longer are able to perform your job due to the accident, lost wage damages may be available during a personal injury claim. Damages here include present wages, which the amount is lost directly to the accident and long-term lost wages, which is the projected amount of lost wages due to a permanent type of injury or disability resulting from a premises liability accident.

Pain and Suffering:

Pain and suffering from a premises liability accident can be physical and emotional. Physical and emotional pain and suffering is a recoverable claim that must be evaluated by a physician and substantiated through medical records and bills. Examples include physical pain, emotional suffering through depression, mental health issues requiring counseling and prescription medication to treat both physical and emotional pain.

Becoming a victim of a premises liability accident is a traumatic experience. Speaking with a Georgia premises liability accident attorney is essential to preserving your legal rights, especially your abilities to recover for damages suffered. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Gwinnett County premises liability lawyer. During your free legal consultation you will understand what rights you have including what damages you may be entitled to if you are able to file a personal injury claim.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia