ATLANTA SLIP OR TRIP AND FALL ATTORNEYS
Atlanta premises liability cases involve a variety of occurrences which happen on another person’s property. These premises liabilities can include dog and animal bites or attacks, slip or trip and fall accidents, and negligent security. Whether you are visiting a private home or a place of business, you deserve a reasonable standard of safety. Perhaps the most common type of injury as a result of another person’s premises negligence is slip and falls or trip and falls. Unfortunately, many Georgia slip and fall accidents result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. 15 percent of all accidental deaths are caused by slip and fall incidents, which is ranked right behind motor vehicle wrecks. The types of slip or trip and fall accidents vary greatly. A person could fall as a result of any of the following:
- Poorly aligned sidewalk edges
- Poorly conditioned staircases
- Liquids or other substances on the floor
- Black ice, snow, or other icy conditions
- Unstable floors in buildings
- Broken handrails
- Poor lighting
These and other hazardous conditions must be taken care of by businesses and residences when they are potentially dangerous to visitors. These residences and businesses may be held liable for injuries caused by these types of dangerous conditions. If property owners knew, or should have known, about a dangerous or unsafe condition on their property that causes an injury, they can be held liable for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Slip or trip and fall injuries tend to be viewed as having a lesser impact than Atlanta auto wrecks or other types of personal injury accidents. This is not the case. 9,000,000 slip or trip and fall accidents reportedly occur every year. That is equivalent to 25,000 falls per day. The injuries sustained as a result of Atlanta slip and fall accidents have a significant impact on injured individuals. These injuries can cause a loss of employment, loss of mobility, large medical bills, disability, and permanent pain and suffering. Not only does it affect the injured parties, but their families and loved ones as well.
Although Atlanta trip and fall accidents are common and life-altering, liability in slip and fall or trip and fall cases can be difficult to prove. One must determine precisely how long the unsafe condition existed, whether the owner had a chance to discover and fix the issue, if steps to repair the problem were taken, as well as many other facts before determining liability in Atlanta slip and fall cases. That’s why it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta trip and fall lawyer as soon as possible to find out your options. For a free consultation and affordable Atlanta legal representation, contact us today.