Georgia Slip & Fall Lawyers
Aggressive Representation for Victims of Injuries
Slip and fall is the term used when a person slips or trips and falls on someone else’s property and is injured. These cases typically would fall under the broader category of premise liability, since a typical slip and fall occurs on someone else’s property. The property owner or possessor may be held legally responsible for the personal injuries that occur.
There are many types of dangerous conditions of a property that can cause someone to slip and hurt themselves such as:
- Torn carpet
- Changes in floor levels
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairs
- Wet floors
- Cracked sidewalks
- Malfunctioning escalators
An individual can also have a slip and fall accident by tripping over a broken or cracked public sidewalk or trip and fall on stairs or escalators. If someone slips or trips and falls because of rain, ice, snow, or a hidden hazard, a slip and fall personal injury case could arise.
How to Build a Slip & Fall Case
When it comes to slip and fall cases, it must be proven that the accident was a result of “dangerous conditions” and the property owner knew, or should have known, of these dangerous conditions.
To establish that the property owner or possessor of the property knew of a dangerous condition, it must be shown that the owner/possessor:
- Created the conditions
- Knew the conditions existed and failed to correct it or the length of time the condition existed was long enough that it should have been discovered or corrected prior to the slip and fall incident
In order for a property owner/possessor to be held liable for a personal injury claim, it must have been foreseeable that their negligence would create the dangerous condition. They should have known about the dangerous area in a “reasonable” time frame, and taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired the dangerous condition which led to the person being injured.
Are You Eligible for & Slip & Fall Claim?
There are three different types of people that can be injured in Georgia:
- An invitee is someone who has direct or implied permission to be on the property by either the owner/possessor.
- A licensee is someone who is tolerated or permitted to be on the property.
- A trespasser is someone who does not have permission by the owner/possessor to be on the property even if they are there by mistake.
A property owner/possessor has the duty to ensure the protection of an invitee. A property owner/possessor is liable to the licensee. The duty owed to a trespasser is less than that owed to an invitee or licensee.
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Our Georgia slip and fall attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to evaluate and to pursue a slip and fall personal injury claim on your behalf. Our highly qualified staff is ready to fight for your rights. We want you to concentrate on the important things—getting healthy and returning to your day-to-day life—while our team takes care of the complicated legal issues associated with a slip and fall claim and deals with the insurance company.