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Premise Liability

Athens Premises Liability Lawyer

Passionate Representation for Victims of Dangerous Property Conditions

In Georgia, property owners are required by law to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. This includes invited guests, customers, clients, tenants, employees, and any other individual who is legally permitted to be on the property. The law applies to both private and public properties, such as homes, apartment buildings, offices, retail buildings, parks, and construction sites.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, and you believe the property owner is to blame, we encourage you to get in touch with our Athens premises liability lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC can help you fight for the justice and recovery you are owed.

Contact our firm online or by phone at (706) 760-9220 today for a free consultation.

Proving Property Owner Negligence

In order to prove that a property owner acted negligently and is, therefore, liable for your injuries and other damages, you will need to show a few things:

  • First, you will need to prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care. This can typically be proven by showing that you were on the property legally at the time of the incident.
  • Second, you will need to show that a dangerous condition existed and that the property owner knew of or should have reasonably known of the condition.
  • You will also need to prove that the property owner did not take reasonable steps to address, fix, or otherwise warn visitors (by putting out appropriate signage, etc.) of the dangerous condition.
  • Lastly, you will need to show that the dangerous condition led to your injuries and other damages.

Examples of Dangerous Property Conditions

There are many different types of dangerous property conditions, all of which can have devastating consequences when they are not properly addressed by property owners.

Some common examples of dangerous property conditions include:

  • Accumulated water, ice, or snow
  • Lack of proper signage, including emergency exit signs
  • Spilled merchandise
  • Hazardous items/materials in walkways
  • Unsafe stairs
  • Lack of proper railing
  • Torn or ripped carpeting and uneven floors
  • Lack of sufficient lighting
  • Unrestrained animals, such as dogs
  • Unsafe swimming pools
  • Lack of adequate safety fencing
  • Negligent security

If you were injured as a result of one of these or another dangerous condition on someone else’s property, our Athens premises liability attorney can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients; let us fight for you and your recovery.

Get in touch with us for a free consultation. Call (706) 760-9220 or submit an online contact form today.

Hear from Our Clients

  • There are not enough words to express or say what a fantastic lawyer that Joshua W. Branch is.

    “I would highly recommend Joshua W. Branch to anybody. He is a lawyer that takes his clients very seriously as if they were his children or his family.”

    - Gloria, Personal Injury Client
  • If there were more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.

    “If there were more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.”

    - The H. Family
  • What do I say to the most amazing attorney I’ve ever known. You have been more than an attorney. You have been a friend, and a very good listener.

    “Thank you so much for the compassion and time spent with you through my recovery.”

    - Veda, Personal Injury Client
  • There will never be enough words to describe how thankful I am for all you’ve done.

    “Thank you again for all the hard work and dedication. I pray that God will bless you abundantly this holiday season. I pray that God will bless you.”

    - Danielle, Personal Injury Client
  • Josh Branch did an incredible job for me when I was injured in a car wreck involving a tractor-trailer.

    “I had some serious injuries and Mr. Branch guided me through this tough time and I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer”

    - Vicki, Personal Injury Client
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Millions of Dollars Recovered

for Our Clients
  • $650,000 JB Client v. Negligent Driver

    A collision between a negligent driver and our client resulted in serious injuries for our client.

  • $650,000 JB Client v. Pizza Delivery Franchisee

    A collision between a texting pizza delivery driver which caused the death of our client's spouse.

  • $605,000 JB Client v. Home Health Care Company

    A horrible and tragic event occurred while the mother of our clients was under the care of her home health care company.

  • $580,000 Trucking Case: Confidential Parties

    Client sustained a fractured acetabulum when he collided into a tractor-trailer that left its trailer in the roadway.

  • $550,000 JB Client vs. Negligent Individual Driver

    The client sustained severe injuries and then had additional complications.

  • $525,000 JB client v. Georgia Medical Transportation, Inc.

    Client was not properly secured while in transit and was thrown out of his wheelchair and sustained orthopedic fractures.

  • $350,000 JB Client v. Tractor-Trailer

    Client ran into the back of an illegally parked tractor-trailer.

  • $350,000 JB client v. Shanna M. Jackson; Superior Court of Walton Co.

    Automobile collision case wherein the client who had to undergo a cervical fusion procedure.

  • $330,000 JB client v. Thomas Shirley; Superior Court of Rabun Co.

    Automobile collision case tried to verdict in Rabun County for a client who had to undergo a cervical fusion surgery.

  • $325,000 Severe Car Wreck with a Surgical Component
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Why Hire Us

  • Personalized Approach

    We pride ourselves on providing personalized client care with tailored solutions.

  • Reputation for Excellence

    We are proud of our legacy of positive client testimonials and recognition in our community.

  • Commitment to Clients

    Our passion for helping clients recover from personal injuries is the core focus of our firm.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to go to trial and we will fight to get the best possible result for our clients.

Take Your First Step Towards Justice

The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC has successfully helped thousands of injured victims receive the justice they deserve.