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Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident

by The Brown Firm / July 13, 2016

Proving fault in a Slip and Fall Accident can be very complicated to do on your own. Often times it is necessary to hire a Personal Injury Attorney to help prove that your accident was caused due to the negligence of someone else. 

Here are some common slip and fall accidents and injuries in Georgia. 

What is Premise Liability? 

Accidents that occur because of dangerous or defective property, whether inside or outside, are considered premise liability accidents. Proving fault for Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia

These types of accident can take place at any of the following locations: 

  • Commercial Buildings
  • Residences, private or rentals
  • Public Property, parks or streets

Premises can be dangerous for any number of reasons, such as poor maintenance, dangerous clutter, building materials or faulty design. For any of the reasons a slip and fall injury could occur.

Premise Liability Accident Rules 

When determining who is at fault for your slip and fall accident, there are two basic premise liability accident rules to keep in mind: 

1. The Owner Must Keep their Property Safe

The owner or person or who occupies the property has a legal duty to anyone who may enter the property not to subject them to an unreasonable risk of injury. This rule is in place because the owner has the control over the safety of the property, not the visitor.

 2. The Property Visitor must use the Premise Normally

This means that premise liability applies to the conduct of the injured person. For example, if someone is injured while acting in an unauthorized, dangerous, unexpected, or careless way, the owner is not going to be responsible for any injuries or damages that the visitor obtained. 

Why you Should Hire a Slip and Fall Attorney 

Typically, when a slip and fall accident occurs it is necessary to prove that the accident was caused due to the negligence of the property owner, as well as, proving you obtained the injuries from the actual slip and fall. 

Understanding and knowing how to prove you are innocent may not be as easy as you think. With the help of an experienced slip and fall accident injury attorney, you have a better chance at receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries. 

The Brown Firm has a team of lawyers who specialize in treating Personal Injury victims throughout the state of Georgia. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a slip and fall accident, contact us our Georgia premises liability lawyers for a free consultation to see how we can best assist with your needs. 

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