Georgia Premises Liability Attorneys Discuss Grounds for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 2.5 million people are treated in emergency departments for fall related injuries. Most fall victims are older and many sustain serious injuries in the fall, including hip fractures and head injuries. Falls are, in fact, the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. While some falls are the result of pure accident, other falls occur due to the negligence of property owners or managers.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should have a viable lawsuit against the property owner or manager. To bring a valid slip and fall action, you will need to prove that your injuries were caused by a dangerous condition on the property that the owner knew or should have known about. A dangerous condition is one that presents an unreasonable risk of harm to visitors to the property and is a condition that a reasonable person would not have anticipated.
To establish that the property owner knew of the dangerous condition that harmed you, you and your attorney will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and failed to correct it.
In order to be held liable for a slip and fall accident, you must prove that it was foreseeable that the property owner's negligence would create the hazard. For instance, if grapes spill on the floor at the grocery store one evening and the grapes are not noticed or cleaned by the next day, it could be argued that it was foreseeable that the property owner's negligence in failing to clean up the spill could result in a slip and fall accident.
What Should Do Following a Slip and Fall
If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you should immediately report the accident to management. Take photographs, if possible, of the scene of the accident and your injuries. You should also seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Consult with a premises liability attorney right away so that he or she can begin gathering additional evidence and protecting your legal rights. Your attorney can obtain video records from the site of the accident, if possible, interview witnesses and much more.
Put Our Over 37 Years of Experience to Work on Your Premises Liability Case!
If you injured in a slip and fall or another form of accident involving negligence, contact the Georgia Premises Liability Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm assists injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We bring over 37 years of experience to your slip and fall case and seek to provide you with the dedicated and knowledgeable representation you need to obtain the best possible outcome. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.