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slip & fall signDo I Have a Slip and Fall or Other Premises Liability Claim?

Injuries suffered when you slip or trip on someone else’s property are generally called Slip and Falls. Slip and Falls are part of “premises liability.” Also included in the Premises Liability category are situations with unsafe holes in the ground, defective railings, and defective lighting. A property owner (or anyone who controls the property) generally is liable for unsafe conditions that the owner should have been aware of.

Witnesses and videos are very important in Slip and Fall cases because they can establish the unsafe condition of the property before the owner repairs or fixes the condition.

Our ability to represent you has been demonstrated over the years. You can have confidence in us when you call 404-876-8100.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE HURT ON SOMEONE’S PROPERTY?

  • Call 911: People sometimes don’t think to call 911 when they are injured on someone’s property. But if you are seriously hurt, it is important to call for police and medical attention. You must get the medical care you need and get the police to make a report.
  • Take Photos/Video: Take photos and video of whatever caused your injury. If you tripped or slipped due to something on the property it is very important for you to take photos and video if possible (because the property owner will fix the unsafe condition later). The photos and video will show the unsafe condition at the time of the injury.
  • Work with Police: when the police arrive, identify what happened to the police officer and explain all of your injuries and any painful condition that you are experiencing.
  • Identify Witnesses: it is important that you identify the names and information of all people who witnessed the incident or came to your aide. This is especially important in slip, trip, and falls because those witnesses can testify as to a dangerous condition (that later will probably be fixed by the property owner). It is important to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses.

Slip, Trip, and Fall: How An Attorney Can Help

Every year, thousands of individuals suffer from injuries caused by slip, trip, and fall accidents. These incidents can occur virtually anywhere, from commercial properties to private residences. But when the injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, the victim has a right to compensation. That’s where our team at Hall & Lampros steps in.

The Role of Negligence

One of the primary aspects that an attorney investigates is whether the property owner’s negligence contributed to your accident. Negligence can be anything from failing to place a caution sign on a wet floor, to neglecting maintenance on stairways or pathways, resulting in dangerous conditions. It’s not just about proving that you fell and got injured. It’s about showing that the property owner failed in their duty to provide a safe environment.

Immediate Action is Crucial

Time is of the essence. Property conditions change rapidly. That spill on the supermarket floor? It might be cleaned up within an hour. The broken step in an apartment complex? It might be repaired within a week. Without immediate evidence of the hazardous condition, your claim could be at risk.

Our attorneys understand the urgency. We can guide you on the steps to take immediately after your injury, ensuring you gather all the necessary evidence.

Experience Matters

Slip and fall cases are complex. They often involve analyzing property maintenance records, reviewing security footage, and interviewing witnesses. Our attorneys have a track record of meticulously handling such cases and recovering compensations that truly reflect the damages our clients have suffered.

Don’t let the negligence of a property owner go unnoticed. Seek justice and ensure that they take the necessary precautions so no one else has to endure what you went through.

FAQs about Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases:

How long do I have to file a slip and fall claim in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including slip and fall accidents, is generally two years from the date of the accident. It’s best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure timely filing.

Can I still file a claim if I was partly at fault for my fall?

Yes. Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means if you were less than 50% at fault, you could still recover damages. However, your compensation might be reduced by your percentage of fault.

How much is my slip and fall case worth?

Every case is unique. Factors that determine the worth of your case include the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney can provide a more precise evaluation.

What if the property owner claims they weren’t aware of the hazard?

Property owners have a responsibility to regularly inspect and maintain their premises. Even if they weren’t aware, they can still be held liable if it’s proven that they should have been aware with regular checks.

Do I need to pay upfront fees when hiring a slip and fall attorney?

At Hall & Lampros, we usually operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay unless we win your case. Consultations are free, and fees are discussed upfront, ensuring transparency.

For expert legal advice and representation, trust the Atlanta slip & fall injury lawyers at Hall & Lampros. Call or text 404-876-8100 today.

The Atlanta slip & fall injury lawyers at Hall & Lampros have successfully litigated many types of slip, trip and fall cases including incidents at: restaurants, retail stores, malls, grocery stores, apartment buildings and other premises. Call or text 404-876-8100 today to schedule a free consultation.