A Closer Look at Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia


July 27, 2015

Slip and fall accidents have become a common occurrence across the United States. A recent study conducted by the National Floor Safety Institute found that falls account for more than eight million emergency room visits, representing the number one cause of all visits. Slip and falls account for over one million visits and 12 percent of falls. Slip and fall incidents are also a leading cause of workers' compensation claims and the primary cause of workplace injuries for those over the age of 55.

Slip and fall accidents are an often overlooked cause of serious injuries.

These accidents commonly lead to, among others:

  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain damage
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

Each of these injuries are associated with high medical bills, lost wages due to time off work, long or short term disabilities, and much pain and suffering. Even a seemingly minor slip and fall related injury can lead to significant health issues down the road. The immediate and long term effects of a slip and fall injury can lead to, among other things, stress, depression, and anxiety.

Experienced Counsel is a Must for Slip and Fall Accident Victims

With these considerable damages at stake, slip and fall accident victims require the assistance of experienced counsel. Also known as premises cases, they are complex and difficult to bring successfully. Your personal injury attorney will begin by conducting extensive investigations to gather evidence in support of your claim. This could include interviewing witnesses, photographing the scene of the fall, subpoenaing videotape evidence, and investigating prior reports to determine if others were similarly injured in the past for the same reason.

Your personal injury attorney would likely seek the following damages, among others, based upon the facts of the case and extent of your injuries:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages 

Premises cases have received some negative publicity in recent years.  As such, the case law regarding slip and falls has made it increasingly difficult for plaintiffs to obtain a full recovery. Your personal injury attorney will understand the extensive case law in the field of slip and falls and be best able to guide your case towards a strong recovery.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured because of the actions of another person or party, speaking with an attorney can help you understand your legal rights as well as the actions necessary to preserve your rights. Our compassionate Personal Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates represent those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast, including all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1066&context=lib_student

Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.