Assisted Living and Premises Liability Lawyers
Our Decatur personal injury attorneys can fight for you
Assisted living facilities need to make sure their buildings and grounds are safe for residents, visitors, and the public. If they don’t and accidents happen, it’s important that these facilities are held accountable for their actions. Otherwise, similar injuries or illnesses could occur in the future due to assisted living facility abuse and neglect.
Fortunately, you have rights. It is our job to fight for them. That’s why our assisted living abuse attorneys at Kurle Justus, LLC, want to meet with you as soon as possible. Our lawyers can explain your rights and the legal options available to you. That way, you can decide what to do based on accurate information from our experienced legal team.
What is premises liability law?
Premises liability refers to a property owner’s legal responsibility to maintain their property at all times. If they do not properly maintain their premises and someone gets hurt, that property owner can be held responsible for any injuries or illnesses that occur due to negligence.
Georgia’s premises liability laws clearly outline what counts as a violation. In general, these violations must meet certain criteria. These criteria include:
- A dangerous or hazardous situation at an assisted living facility caused an injury or illness.
- The assisted living facility knew about the dangerous or hazardous situation.
- The assisted living facility did not try to fix the dangerous or hazardous situation,
- The assisted living facility should have known about the dangerous or hazardous situation.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your premises liability injury or illness, you can count on our attorneys to be there for you every step of the way.
What are common premises liability cases involving assisted living facilities?
Premises liability cases involving assisted living facilities include a variety of injuries and illnesses. Some of these situations include:
- Unmarked hazard in a public walkway resulting in a slip and fall accident
- Poor lighting in a hallway resulting in a trip and fall accident
- Loose stair railing in a stairwell resulting in a slip and fall accident
- Infection due to unsanitary conditions at assisted living facility
- Drug overdose due to medication error made by assisted living facility employee
- Lack of security resulting in an assault on the grounds of the facility
The health and well-being of assisted living facility residents must always be the priority of the owners and operators of the facility. When it isn’t, it’s our hold to hold the facility responsible for its actions.
What makes premises liability cases involving assisted living facilities so complicated?
These cases might sound straightforward, but many premises liability cases involving assisted living facilities often turn out to be complex cases. Some of the reasons why include:
- The assisted living facility denies doing anything wrong.
- The assisted living facility claims they didn’t know anything was dangerous or hazardous.
- The assisted living facility destroys evidence related to your injury or illnesses.
- The facility blames you or your family member for causing the injury or illness.
- The assisted living facility’s insurance company denies your claim.
You and your family should not have to suffer in silence. If an injury or illness occurred due to a hazardous situation at an assisted living facility, our attorneys can help you hold them accountable for their actions or inaction.
You have rights. Contact our law firm. We can be your voice for justice.
Our premises liability attorneys have years of experience handling complex cases. One of our lawyers even worked in the healthcare field for more than 10 years as a respiratory therapist before becoming a lawyer.
As a result, we know what evidence to look for when investigating these claims. We know what questions to ask. As your lawyer, we can dig deeper to uncover the facts to build the strongest possible legal case.
Give your injury or illness the attention it deserves. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Georgia premises liability attorney who puts your needs first. Schedule an appointment with Kurle Justus, LLC. We can meet with you in our Decatur office, in your home, virtually via video chat or wherever’s convenient for you.