Slip and Fall Injuries
Home and business owners have a legal responsibility to keep visitors to their property safe from dangerous conditions. Premises liability pertains to instances when a person has harm done to them through no fault of their own because of an unsafe condition on property owned by another individual. The property in question can be a private residence, a store, a gym, a parking lot or other property. If there is an injury caused by negligence, then there is a case to be made for compensation.
There is a common misconception that premises liability is confined strictly to personal property, but that is not the case. Retail outlets, apartment buildings and government buildings are just as liable for an accident caused on their property due to hazardous conditions or negligence. This could be uneven pavement in a parking garage stairwell, wet and slippery floors in a restroom or supermarket, or extension cords or other items carelessly left on the floor. If you have slipped and fallen as a result of any of these conditions, contact our Atlanta premises injury law firm today for a free consultation to help determine your options.
Some Examples of Slip and Fall Injuries
- Moving walkways and escalators
- Damaged or uneven sidewalks, parking lots and curbs
- Construction areas
- Stairs with loose handrails or treads
- Slippery weather conditions
- Inadequate warning of hazards
- Public restrooms, gyms and swimming pools
- Insufficient lighting
Speed is of the utmost importance in a slip and fall case because immediately after an injury, the owner or manager of the property will act fast to remedy the hazard. Although this is a necessary step to ensure that no other individuals become injured, it has the unfortunate side effect of removing evidence from the scene. The owner will also contact an insurance company to send out an adjuster with the sole purpose of launching an investigation to limit the owner’s liability in the case.
Every day that you put off finding representation in your slip and fall or premises liability case is an extra day that the guilty party has to build their defense. If you have suffered an injury after slipping or tripping and falling on another’s property, contact our law firm’s experienced premises injury attorneys immediately. Our slip,or trip, and fall lawyers can send out a knowledgeable representative to document the scene and preserve any evidence of the hazardous conditions that were present during your accident. We will also find and interview potential witnesses who can make statements to the conditions of the property at the time of your fall.
If you have recently been injured and are not sure if your accident classifies as a slip, or trip, and fall case, call our law firm today for a free consultation with Lloyd. Together, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Where Slip and Fall Accidents Can Occur
Slip and fall accidents occur due to hazardous conditions that have been overlooked by a business owner, property owner or their agents. The key to success in slip and fall accidents is careful investigation and preparation.
Common slip and fall accidents can occur in:
- Retail stores or other businesses open to the public
- Private residences
- Public restrooms
- Government buildings
- Cruise ships
- Airports and train stations
Don’t suffer from injuries due to the carelessness of a property or business owner. We are here to help prove that your injuries occurred from a problem left unaddressed from the very beginning. We are here to help you recover the full compensation that you deserve.
Our firm does not charge any up-front fees to represent you in your case. The attorneys at our firm represent each client on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee is paid based on a percentage of the money we recover for you. Our consultations are free and we are proud to offer the option to bring our personal legal service to you. We use personal delivery services to get legal documents right to you no matter where you are.
If we do not receive an offer or a verdict on your case or recover any money for you, you will not be charged for any of the attorney’s time spent on your case.
In addition, the statute of limitations is defined as the time period in which a lawsuit must be filed and they typically differ by type of civil claim. In the state of Georgia, there is a two-year limit from the date of the incident for personal injury, fraud and medical malpractice claims. Other claims, such as personal property, trespassing and debt collection have a four-year limit.
If you do not file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations has expired the case will be dismissed and forever barred from being re-filed.