What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Premises Liability Claim in Georgia?

Deitch + Rogers are Atlanta premises liability lawyers who assist victims of violent crimes.


Georgia Statute of Limitations for a Premises Liability Case

When you are the victim of a violent crime, you may feel confused about what to do next. Where should you turn? Unfortunately, some people choose to avoid the issue and procrastinate instead of taking the proper measures. When they are ready to legally proceed, they are shocked to discover the statute of limitations has passed and they missed their opportunity for justice.

If you were the victim of a violent crime due to someone else’s negligent security on their premises, the reputable attorneys at Deitch + Rogers can help you bring a timely violence and premises liability case against the parties responsible.

Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Cases

The statute of limitations refers to the time limit for filing a lawsuit against another person or entity. Typically, a person who sustains an injury on another person’s property has a two-year period from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for the property.

If the injured party doesn’t know about the statute of limitations, they may not know they’re eligible for compensation for the personal injury case until long after the deadline has passed.

If you miss the Georgia statute of limitations for a personal injury, you can’t file a suit to recover damages.

What Is a Premises Liability Case? 

Personal injury cases that involve premises liability exist when a person suffers a wrongful death or is injured on someone else’s property. The person who owns the property might be liable for the injury if they failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent harm, such as establishing proper security measures.

A premises liability case may arise from any violent crime that occurred on an unsafe property, including apartment shootings, sexual assaults in unsafe hotels or at healthcare facilities, violent attacks in public places, and more.

The injured person in a premises liability case needs to prove that:

  1. They were injured while on the someone else’s property;
  2. The owner failed to prevent or warn the plaintiff of a dangerous condition they knew or should have known about;
  3. The failure to address the danger was a cause of the injuries; and,
  4. The injuries are such that money damages can be awarded in a court of law.

Although many personal injury lawyers take on premises liability cases, if you suffered a violent crime on an unsafe property, you’ll want to work with someone who has experience with this highly unique type of case. Deitch + Rogers are Atlanta premises liability lawyers who focus solely on assisting victims of violent crimes.

Get Help after Experiencing a Violent Crime

Many people are not aware that property owners have a duty under the law to keep their premises safe from known dangers, including violent crime.

If you or a loved one is assaulted, attacked, or severely injured due to a crime at a business or public place, we can help. Our team of crime victim attorneys is here to help you transition from being a crime victim to a crime survivor.


See how we can help today.

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