If you are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident, the negligent property owner may be held financially liable for your injury, including medical care, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.
Here are some types of property owner negligence that can cause a person being injured in a Slip and Fall Accident:
In Slip and Fall Accident cases, time is an extremely important factor.
You need to react quickly, or the accident scene may change and evidence crucial to your case may disappear. If you are injured in a slip and fall incident, there are several steps you should take:
Property owners may be held responsible when someone has slipped and fallen on a damp floor, defective stairs, or rocky patch or path. Slip and fall cases are based on the ideology of negligence:
However, there are particular circumstances in which a property owner would not be held liable for an injured victim. One of which is when an individual's carelessness causes the accident an injuries to occur.
A principle known as Duty of Care is applied when injuries are sustained due to someone not expected to be in the place that the accident occurs.
For Example, Sam wanted to ask a question of the produce manager at his local supermarket. He knocked on the door of the food back room, but no one answered. Sam noticed the door was identified as “Employees Only,” but continued to enter through the door.
While he was looking around for somebody, then he slipped and fell on a slippery spot and was injured.
Sam would not have a real liability claim because the shop had no duty to protect customers who disregard Employees Only signs and wander around where they are not supposed to be.
When a property owner fails to exercise prudent care and is negligent regarding the ownership of their property, they can be held responsible if any accident injuries occur.
Some of the most common causes for slip and fall accidents to occur include the following:
In Georgia slip and fall accident cases, properly recording and reporting all evidence about your accident is essential to getting the financial compensation that you deserve.
Time can hurt you if you don't respond quickly enough, witnesses may disappear, or the scene of the accident may change. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure your case is properly documented:
Unfortunately, just showing your injuries may not be enough. You need to prove that the property owner or manager was aware of the dangerous or defective condition and had adequate time to repair it.
You must also prove that you were not aware that you were entering a dangerous area, and our attorneys can help!
If you have been injured in a Slip and Fall Accident, contact Georgia's Best Personal Injury Lawyers at The Brown Firm in Savannah, Atlanta, or Athens who can help you prove your case and obtain full compensation for you.