Slip, trip and fall injury claims stem from injuries caused by an existing hazardous or dangerous condition on another person’s property that leads to an individual slipping, tripping or falling. In Georgia, these types of injuries are typically included in a more general area of law commonly known as premises liability.
Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere, such as in supermarkets, parking lots, and shopping malls. Examples of common conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents include wet or slippery floors, poorly lit rooms and areas, loose or uneven flooring, open holes, falling structures or objects, tripping hazards, missing handrails and cluttered walkways. These accidents result in various types of injuries, such as head trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, fractures, and sprains.
By law, the property owner or manager should act as any other reasonable individual would under the same set of circumstances. Determining liability in slip and fall injuries can be a complex procedure, as it depends on whether or not the property owner or manager owed you, the victim, a “duty of care”, and whether or not the property owner or manager breached this particular duty. You must also be able to establish that this breach of duty caused your particular injury.
If you were a trespasser who sustained injuries while on the property of another, for example, then you may not be entitled to file a claim against the property owner. Of course, you also must be responsible for your actions. If you are deemed careless or negligent in avoiding the hazardous condition that caused your injury, then your actions will also be taken into consideration.
Filing an Atlanta slip and fall injury claim can be a tricky process. It would be most beneficial, therefore, to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury or slip and fall lawyer in order to help ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, call the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. at (404) 647-4074 for a confidential consultation at no cost.