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When is a Business Liable for Negligent Security in Atlanta?

There are countless businesses across Atlanta, and many of these establishments welcome members of the public onto their premises. Shoppers and patrons deserve to feel safe at all times, but sometimes businesses fail to provide an adequate level of security. In some cases, members of the public can be seriously harmed due to violent, criminal acts that occur on business premises. These individuals can then file a negligent security lawsuit against businesses. If you have been injured or harmed in any way due to negligent security, it’s important to know when a business is actually liable for your damages. The best way to figure this out is to get in touch with a qualified, experienced negligent security attorney in Atlanta. Our legal professionals can review your situation carefully before determining whether the business in question was actually negligent. If you have a strong case, your attorney can then guide you…
James Ponton
September 18, 2021
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Grocery Store Liability in Atlanta After Slipping on a Spill

When you take a trip to the grocery store, you generally expect to come home with bags of meat, tasty vegetables, snacks, and beverages to enjoy for the next few weeks. One thing no one expects to come home with is a serious, potentially life-altering injury. Unfortunately, even a small spill can cause a shopper to slip and fall. This can result in a range of injuries, including hip fractures, brain injuries, spinal injuries, wrist sprains, broken fingers, and much more. In some cases, the complications of these injuries can even lead to death. In the face of missed wages and medical expenses, injured victims may be desperately in need of financial compensation.  So how do you hold a grocery store liable for this kind of negligence? The first step is always to get in touch with a qualified, experienced Atlanta premises liability attorney. These legal professionals can help you…
James Ponton
August 26, 2021
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Can I Receive Compensation For A Car Accident I Was Partially At Fault For?

It goes without saying that a DUI is a very serious offense - especially if it involves a collision. But what happens if you were injured as a result crash that you partially caused? Is there any way you might be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim? It might seem ridiculous for someone to receive compensation for being partially at fault for an accident, but sometimes injured individuals have few options. Faced with medical expenses, missed wages, and other damages, an insurance settlement might seem like your only remaining lifeline.  If you are wondering whether you might be able to file an insurance claim, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with an Atlanta car accident lawyer. Our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys have dealt with many car accident injury cases in the past, and they can help those in need. Even if you believe…
James Ponton
August 18, 2021
Car Accident

Types of Truck Accidents

In almost every town, accidents occur regularly and unexpectedly. No one causes an accident willingly. Accidents differ depending on the vehicles involved and their effects. When an accident occurs, it can change your life completely.  One time you could be traveling along the road heading to the city or your home, and within seconds, a truck hits your vehicle and leads to a fatal accident. The recovery process from such an accident could be very complicated and costly. When such befalls you, an Atlanta car accident attorney should be your first resort. Below, we outline different types of truck accidents and their causes, which is the article's central focus. Some of these accidents include: Underride accidents Rollover truck accidents Jackknife accidents Underride Truck Accidents This accident involves a smaller vehicle and a tractor-trailer whereby the smaller vehicle gets trapped under the tractor-trailer trailer. Such an accident leaves the driver and…
James Ponton
July 12, 2021
Slip and Fall

Slip-and-Fall Demand Letter

At some juncture during your slip-and-fall claim, you and your attorney will submit a demand letter to the opposing party, who might be the owner of the premises where the incident occurred, the premises owner's liability insurer, or a lawyer advocating for the responsible party. For more information regarding a slip-and-fall demand letter, contact Ponton Law Firm. What Should A Demand Letter In A Slip-and-Fall Case Contain? A demand letter is the informal beginning of the personal injury compensation negotiating process. Besides, it is your initial meaningful opportunity to explain your version of the slip-and-fall claim. That is, you will include: A complete explanation of how the slip-and-fall incident occurred, including your exact location, what you were engaging in, what you felt and saw, as well as a full definition of the danger, which prompted you to slip and fall A summary of the type and degree of your injuries,…
niftyadmin
July 11, 2021
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Slip-and-Fall Cases Won

Accidents on some other individual's property occur, and injuries are frequently the outcome. Nevertheless, when somebody else's negligence (or carelessness) is a factor, you may be concerned about your legal rights. Whether you seek an insurance payout or bring a personal injury suit, you must prove that somebody else (the premises owner, in most cases) is legally liable for your injuries to win your claim. The following are frequently the major liability concerns in slip-and-fall cases:   What parties may be held accountable?   Were those individuals indeed negligent?   Whether the accident victim’s actions contributed to the accident? Liability Theories in Slip-and-Fall Cases An injured individual must normally show one of the following to hold another party liable for injuries sustained in a slip-and-fall incident: A premise owner (or an agent or employee of the property owner) should have detected a potentially hazardous situation and eliminated or corrected it…
niftyadmin
July 10, 2021
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Slip-and-Fall Interrogatories to Defendant

If you cannot resolve a slip-and-fall injury case out of court, the plaintiff might well be required to bring a personal injury suit in civil court. If this occurs, the parties to the litigation — that is, the complainant (the injured individual) and the defendant (often the premises owner) — will disclose information about the incident and crucial components of the complainant's claim in a procedure known as "discovery." The issuance of interrogatories from one side to the other is a key discovery tool. Interrogatories are written queries, which must be answered honestly, in writing, and under oath by the receiving party ("under penalty of perjury," in Georgia). Slip-and-Fall Interrogatories To Defendant The primary concern in a slip-and-fall claim is generally if the premises owner — or the person or organization responsible for overseeing the premises — did not make sensible efforts to avoid the plaintiff's mishap. The complainant must…
niftyadmin
July 9, 2021
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Slip-and-Fall Expert

Even though the name "slip and fall" suggests a trivial occurrence, these premise liability incidents are frequently severe, leading to life-altering health problems, including spinal cord injury, shattered bones, and traumatic brain injuries. Even worse, it may be difficult to hold a company or premises owner accountable for the reimbursement you deserve for your damages. Based on the circumstances, you may require an expert witness to address any problems with the property owner's insurance company or testify at your court trial. An expert witness is an individual who is competent, depending on his education, training, and experience, to offer a view regarding a specific fact, as the explanation of your slip-and-fall mishap. What Experts Can Assist You In Your Slip-and-Fall Case? One of the numerous advantages of hiring an experienced premises liability attorney is that he can assist you in identifying experts who can assist you in winning your case.…
niftyadmin
July 8, 2021
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Slip-and-Fall Claims Procedure

It is unfortunate, but most persons will have a slip, trip, and fall incident at some point in life. Worse still, the incident is unlikely to be their fault. Since slips, trips, and falls may occur anywhere and to anyone, it is critical to know what to do after an incident. The preliminary steps should be seeking medical attention, reporting the incident, as well as documenting relevant facts about your incident. Above all, you should talk to an experienced slip-and-fall attorney regarding the procedure of filing your slip-and-fall claim for compensation of any damages incurred. What Does The Slip-and-Fall Claims Procedure Entail? 1)    Investigation Before you can file a claim, you must first investigate the incident to establish whether you have a claim. Your lawyer will undertake an extensive investigation to identify the cause of your injuries and who should be held accountable. These claims are governed by the…
niftyadmin
July 7, 2021
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Slip and Fall at School

When you take your kid to school, you should have confidence that he or she will be protected. Sadly, youngsters slip and fall at school all the time. Slip-and-fall incidents can result in spinal injuries, shattered bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries in children. Most of these injuries will demand a kid to visit the emergency department, whereas others necessitate intensive hospital care. In turn, these injuries result in unexpected damages. Suppose your kid slips and falls due to somebody at school-be it the premises owner or manager- being irresponsible. In that case, you should always consult with an expert slip-and-fall attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. What Are The Common Causes Of School Slips and Falls? Like any other enterprise or premises, schools have a responsibility to keep the buildings safe and free of harmful circumstances or possible risks. If there is a possible danger,…
niftyadmin
July 6, 2021