From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

Shiver Hamilton isn’t your typical personal injury firm. Jeff and Alan are highly-experienced trial attorneys who treat every client like a family member and prepare every case for trial.

Negligent Security

Many crime victims have no idea they have a meritorious civil claim. Georgia Courts also require landlords, apartment complexes, malls and other businesses to be vigilant and protect their customers and tenants from foreseeable criminal attacks. These laws have developed over time as more tools are available for businesses and apartments to deter crime. For instance, if an apartment complex is the site of numerous violent crimes, the apartment complex has a duty to take measures to try and deter future crimes from occurring for the safety of their tenants and guests.

A significant number of cases involving our Atlanta premises liability lawyers involve representing victims of criminal attacks that could have been prevented with simple security measures. One of the first tasks to evaluate a possible negligent security case is to send records to the appropriate departments to obtain the criminal history of the location. We obtain a “crime grid” which shows all crimes occurring at an apartment complex, a mall or other business address. Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys retain national experts on property management, criminology, security and crime prevention, in order to assess potential cases and prove that a particular crime could have been prevented with simple security measures.

Your Team

From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

Your Team

From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

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When we take a case, we take it personally.
When we take a case, we take it personally.

Physical Injury Due to Hazard

There are many physical hazards that can injure someone at a public business. Falling merchandise off a shelf at a retail store, leaking air conditioning units causing slippery walkways, unsecured doors/infrastructure that falls and impacts someone. The scenarios that warrant the attention of an Atlanta premises liability lawyer are endless.

In every case it is necessary to prove that (1) the business owner knew (or should have known) that a hazard existed, (2) the business owner did not do enough to prevent the injury, (3) that the injured person was unaware of the hazard and (4) that the hazard caused an injury.

Depending on the type of hazard, it often takes expertise to prove the hazard could have been detected and corrected.

Shiver Hamilton is one of the few law firms in Georgia that has developed an expertise in handling these cases. Located in Atlanta, GA, we relentlessly pursue evidence to prove that the Defendants knew of the hazard and did not correct it in time.

Practice Areas

From the moment we are retained, your problems become our passion.

Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death

We often are called upon to assist families during a time of crisis.

Premises Liability
Premises Liability

When you’re seriously injured at work, you and your family face serious

Car Accidents
Car Accidents

If another motorist violates a rule of the road or is careless and causes injury in an accident.

Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents

We have won substantial settlements for our clients through obtaining evidence of wrongdoing

Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, some insurance company defendants will try to “discount” the legal value.

Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic Injuries

After a serious injury, our mission is to provide the grieving family with equal footing.

Unsafe Premises Verdicts and Settlements

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

Negligent Security

Slip and Fall

Common Cases

Duty of a Landowner/Possessor

Fault