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Slip and Fall Attorney in Atlanta

There is not much that we can take for granted in life. One phenomenon that we often do is our ability to walk and stand properly. It is a skill that most master as young children and that is utilized on a daily basis. By the time one reaches adulthood, one should be able to move while paying very little attention. That is because we are able to recognize appropriate places to walk and how to avoid blatant hazards.

However, sometimes anomalies will occur. There will be times when a path seems safe but isn't. There are no signs or notices that show otherwise and it appears unobstructed. It is in situations like these that accidents regrettably occur. A slip and fall may not sound particularly serious. However, depending on the person and the specific details of the fall, great harm can actually come as a result of such an accident. If you find yourself in this particular situation it is important to seek help. 

Our Atlanta Attorneys can help, negligent property owners may be held financially liable for your injury, including medical care, pain, emotional distress, and lost income.

If you were involved in such an Accident in Atlanta, do not wait to contact an experienced attorney for legal advice. 

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What Are Common Causes of Premises Liability?

There are many ways that an Atlanta slip and fall can occur due to negligent property owners. It is not limited to the failure to produce a "wet floor" sign after the linoleum has been freshly mopped. There is a wide variety of factors that can attribute to making a path unsafe for pedestrians to walk on without proper warning. 

Here are some types of property owner negligence that can cause a person to be injured:

  • Slippery Or Uneven Pavement, Sidewalks, Stairs 
  • Overly Steep Entryways Or Driveways
  • Poor Lighting Conditions
  • Poorly Built Or Maintained Objects
  • Blocked Aisles

In these 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 not be there anymore when revisited.  

If you are injured in this type of incident, there are several steps you should take:

  1. Report the incident to the proper authorities – make an incident report.
  2. Take pictures of the scene – location, cause of the incident, time of day, etc.
  3. Get immediate medical care – make sure you attend any follow-up appointments!
  4. Contact The Brown Firm as soon as possible after the incident.

Each one of these steps is crucial in order to ensure that appropriate justice is done for your cause and to provide for all your needs. Information and documentation will make things significantly less complicated as you proceed with the various legalities required in slip and fall accidents. 

It is also crucial to follow the exact sequence of events as outlined above. If you get a lawyer first, evidence of your accident could be removed or changed in the meantime.

It is necessary to contact the authorities first to have documentation of the accident with a credible source. This also avoids the prospect of an "I said, they said" situation in court.

It is also important to gather evidence yourself by taking photographs of the actual scene and situation. This will validate the authorities' witness and will help guide your attorney in the right direction as they proceed with getting your needs met. 

Apart from documenting the event is receiving proper medical attention. The goal is to get you back to the way you were as quickly and easily as possible. There will be no way to achieve this if the extent of the damage is not cataloged.

A medical professional should have no problem in assessing your injuries and getting you started on the path to physical recovery. This information will also be invaluable to your attorney as it will reveal exactly what your needs are.

Only after all the above are satisfied should you proceed to seek out legal representation. 

What's Involved in a Lawsuit?

There are a lot of fine points that go along with such a lawsuit. Under Georgia law, a person injured in these types of accidents must satisfy the following two elements to have a valid claim:

  • The injured victim was unaware of the dangerous condition or surrounding they are walking into.
  • The owner had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition or should have reasonably known through the use of due care that the dangerous condition existed.

To prove that a property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, attorneys can present evidence that details the dangerous condition had existed for such a long period of time that it should have been discovered by the owner of the property had they exercised reasonable care in inspecting the premises.

That is the reason why it is so pivotal to file a report with an official source and to take photographs of the scene. It will prove to be invaluable in determining whether or not the property owner was aware of the condition. 

For instance, your slip and fall attorney may present evidence that a department store’s employees were in the immediate vicinity of the dangerous condition and should have noticed and removed the hazard. This can be manifested as any number of things from a loose stair or a wet floor. Your attorney may also present evidence that the store was understaffed, and therefore, the store owner failed to satisfy the duty to maintain a property free from hazards. It is important to always be vigilant when out and about. Potential dangers are everywhere and none are to be taken lightly. 

However, in some cases, proper documentation was not made of the scene of the accident. A pivotal aspect might not have been photographed, or due to the excitement, specific details may have been forgotten. As a result, your attorney may have to do their own investigation.

 Additional information might also be needed to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property and that this negligence contributed to your injuries, because of this, Attorneys may:

  • Visit the scene of the accident
  • Take photographs of the dangerous condition surveillance
  • Question eyewitnesses
  • Obtain copies of accident reports
  • Review a store’s operational records and store cleaning logs

Georgia Slip and Fall Cases Can Be Complicated

Unfortunately, just showing your injuries may not be enough.  There are two burdens of proof that you must be responsible for providing. You need to prove that the owner or manager was aware of the dangerous or defective condition and had adequate time to repair it. If the dangerous condition was outside of the owner's knowledge or had occurred in the same time frame as your accident. This may not be enough proof to leave the owner liable.

You must also prove that you were not aware that you were entering a dangerous area. Owners may be held liable for accidents, however, they are not for deliberately putting one's self in danger.  Our attorneys can help you gather the evidence you need in order to hold the owner responsible and ensure that all of the needs are met in fall cases.

If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injury. In many states, including Georgia. These damages include:

  • pain and suffering
  • medical expenses
  • lost wages

If you had the slip and fall accident while working, talk to our Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorneys. 

If you have been injured such an Accident in Atlanta, contact Georgia's Best Lawyers at our law office in Atlanta. We are committed to fighting for the justice you deserve after your fall case. It is only fair to received recompense from those responsible for your slip and fall accident. 

Our attorneys can help you prove your case and obtain full compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering.

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Harry understands client injuries like only a treating medical provider can. This experience has provided him with first-hand knowledge in effective case evaluation and handling of personal injury claims.

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Our superior customer service is backed by a staff that truly cares about you, and an attorney who has the gratitude, understanding and compassion for your specific circumstances.

It is this unique customer service approach that sets us apart from other Personal Injury firms

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That's right! Call today, we offer a Free Consultation and work on a Contingency Fee Basis for all Slip and Fall Injuries! This means we represent clients at no charge unless they win their case.
Once we win the Lawsuit for our client, we then take a small percentage of the settlement amount for our legal fees. 
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The Brown Firm is truly amazing and I have nothing but RESPECT for them all. I've never been in an accident so I didn't know where to have my expectations, Peter was awesome and reassure me that we had a winning case. When you have a team of attorneys who is working to make sure you get everything you deserve that is beyond fantastic. I am truly blessed to have had The Brown Firm representing me in my case. I recommended everyone to call them, you won't be disappointed I promise you that.

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There are no words that can truly express our gratitude to the Brown Firm for guiding and exceeding our expectations in 4 Accident cases. Mr. Harry Brown personally took the time to call me, discuss strategy, confirmed my comfort on every level and extended his personal cell phone number. In all cases Mr. Brown and his team was able to secure my family with a higher settlement than anticipated. They were professional and assertive in their approach. I would highly recommend the Brown Firm to anyone in need of legal guidance with an accident.

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The Brown Firm is truly amazing and I have nothing but RESPECT for them all. I've never been in an accident so I didn't know where to have my expectations, Peter was awesome and reassure me that we had a winning case. When you have a team of attorneys who is working to make sure you get everything you deserve that is beyond fantastic. I am truly blessed to have had The Brown Firm representing me in my case. I recommended everyone to call them, you won't be disappointed I promise you that.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should You Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Here are the 5 steps to take immediately after a slip and fall accident:

1. Seek Medical Treatment

If you are ever injured in a slip and fall accident, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention.

Even if you don't feel injured, you should still see a doctor so you can be sure.

Every day you are injured that you don't see a doctor will reduce the value of your slip and fall case.

Juries or insurance companies will argue that if you were injured due to the slip and fall, you would've seen a doctor right away.

2. Look Around

Why did you fall? Was there something in your way that shouldn't have been? Was there a liquid on the floor? Was the space too crowded?

These are all questions you need to ask yourself as soon as you've gotten your bearings after the fall.

The best time, and sometimes the only time to figure out why you fell, is immediately after your slip and fall accident.

Look around you.

If there is something obvious that helps you pinpoint the cause of your fall, you can work backward to try t figure what, and if anything could have been done to prevent your fall from occurring.

3. Document Everything

Collect names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for all potential witnesses.

Witness statements can help prove your claim if you decide to pursue one.

Take pictures of the exact location of the fall as soon as you can after the fall.

Photograph any stairs, icy patches, liquids, obstructions, or any other conditions that could have contributed to your fall.

Make a note of what you were doing right before the accident, the way you fell, and any other details, including the time and date.

4. Report Your Accident To The Proper Authorities

Once you've inspected the scene and documented as much as you can, you need to report your accident to the proper authorities.

Determine if you fell on private or commercial property.

Also think about if there was anything you should have or could have done differently to prevent the fall, or if it was completely unavoidable.

If you were trespassing on private property, for example, you wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

On the other hand, if you were shopping at a local retail store and you slipped on a poorly maintained floor, you will likely be able to take your case to trial or reach a settlement.

If you know the accident wasn't your fault, the owner of the property will have to fill out an accident report.

5. Contact A Premises Liability Lawyer Near You

After you have an accident report, police report, and medical records in hand, it will still be the goal of the defendant to pay out as little as possible.

If you speak to the insurance companies, they can take what you say out of context or twist your words completely.

They could even claim you said something that you never said.

Insurance companies are in business to make money, and every dollar they pay to you is a loss.

So they will do everything they can to keep from paying you what you deserve.

 How Much Does a Slip and Fall Lawyer cost?

Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney will not cost you any upfront legal fees, because they work on what is called a Contingency Fee Basis, and also provide a Free Consultation.

A Contingency Fee Basis means that you do not pay any legal fees upfront, and your attorneys only collect a fee in the form of a small percentage of your final settlement.

Working on a Contingency Fee Basis is very beneficial to Premises Liability Victims because they can rest assured knowing that their attorney will do everything in their power to maximize their settlement for them.

 What Can I Be Compensated for in a Slip and Fall Case?

If you are involved in a Slip and Fall Accident, there are many different things that can be included in your settlement, although it depends on the type of accident you were involved in. In a lot of Personal Injury cases, settlement amounts include compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Loss of Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress

It is important to have an experienced law firm evaluate your case to determine which of these factors should be included in your settlement, and ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation available.

 How Long Does it Take to Get A Settlement in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

Slip and Fall Lawsuits can vary a great deal when it comes to the length of time it will take to settle. 

First, it depends on how soon after your fall you spoke to an attorney and how long it takes to file your claim.

Second, the seriousness of the accident and the extent of the injuries can cause the length of time to vary. In most cases, insurance companies will want to wait until the victim is completely healed from their injuries and they have all of the medical bills before settling. This is another reason speaking with a skilled law firm is beneficial as they can set up a medical lien so that you do not have to pay your medical bills and then wait for reimbursement.

Finally, it depends on the size of the settlement and how backed up the courts are at the time.

If you are willing to accept a smaller settlement, then your case can usually be resolved in a few weeks or months. If you are going after a larger settlement, it may take longer.

Also, if your case goes to trial, it can get pushed back even further due to courts usually being backed up with hundreds of cases waiting to be heard.

How Much is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?

The value of a Slip and Fall Lawsuit depends on a lot of different factors, including:

  • The Extent of  Your Injuries
  • Amount of Insurance Coverage Available
  • Wages You Have Lost for Missed Time at Work

Depending on the details of your individual accident, your attorney will be able to draft a demand letter with you that will give an accurate estimate of the total value of your settlement.

When Should I Hire a Slip and Fall Attorney?

If you have been in a Slip and Fall accident while on the job or in a public setting, you may be wondering if you need to hire a Slip and Fall Attorney.

If you have suffered an injury due to your accident, then contacting an attorney is something you should consider.

However, if you have not suffered any injury at all, or your injury was not bad enough to seek medical treatment than you should not contact a Slip and Fall Attorney. Without sustaining an injury that requires medical treatment, you will not qualify to file a lawsuit.