Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, but not every accident results in compensation for the victim. For example, if you were the party acting negligently or carelessly, you are unlikely to win a slip and fall accident case. However, a business or property owner may be liable for your injuries if you slip and fall due to their negligence or a breach of the standard duty of care.
Business owners and property managers have a standard duty of care they must meet to protect visitors to their establishments. If they fail to meet the minimum standard of duty of care and you injure yourself on their property, you may have a personal injury claim. You will want to speak with an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case to determine if you should pursue a settlement for injuries or other damages.
There are many factors that can influence your settlement amount, so you should contact an attorney to determine which damages you can pursue compensation for. The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm has a success rate of over 99.5% in personal injury cases like these and can help you determine how much money your slip and fall accident may be worth. With the know-how and the drive to get it done, CEO Lawyer Ali Awad and his team of injury and accident attorneys will strive to earn you the compensation you need to recover after your serious accident. Call (833) 254-2923 for a no-obligation consultation of your case.
Premises liability refers to situations in which a person has been injured or killed while they were on the property of someone else. In Georgia, premises liability suits can be brought against any business owner, property manager, landlord, retailer, homeowner, or government entity that failed to keep their property reasonably safe.
Under Georgia law, homeowners, property owners, and commercial entities are required to exercise reasonable care to keep their property safe. If you suffer an injury due to the negligence of the above-mentioned parties, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. If you are injured due to your own carelessness, you may not be able to seek damages.
Some of the most common slip and fall hazards are:
Broken or improperly constructed stairs
Missing or faulty handrails
Uneven pavement or uneven walking surfaces
Accumulation of liquids due to spills or precipitation
Tripping hazards due to clutter or exposed wiring or cables
Determining Fault in a Slip and Fall Case
Slip and fall accidents are fairly common, but it can be difficult to prove the property owner was negligent in their duties and are at fault for your accident. In order to file a claim, it is incumbent upon you, or your attorney, to prove:
The property owner or landlord was aware or should have been aware of unsafe conditions or potentially unsafe conditions. Timing is also an important factor. You must be able to prove that the at-fault party knew about the problem and failed to repair or address the issue before the accident occurred.
The property owner or landlord was responsible for the creation of the dangerous condition, whether intentionally or not.
The Four Tenets of Negligence
In order to prove negligence, you or your attorney must establish:
The property owner or landlord had a duty of care to protect you from potentially hazardous or unsafe conditions.
The property owner or landlord violated that duty and an injured resulted.
The violation of duty was the cause of your injury and resulting damages. In other words, if they had corrected the problem, you would not be hurt.
The damages that ensued from the accident are the responsibility of the property owner or landlord.
In many cases, the duty of care depends on the type or status of the visitor to the establishment.
An “invitee” is someone who was granted permission to be on the property, such as a family member, friend, or guest.
A “licensee” would refer to a person that has a right to be on the premises but is doing so for their own purposes, such as a salesman or contractor.
A “trespasser” is someone who did not have permission to be on the property. In some cases, trespassers have some rights to financial recovery, but these rules vary by jurisdiction.
What Can I Expect from My Settlement?
It is impossible to determine what your slip and fall case is worth without first speaking to an attorney who can evaluate your case and assess your damages. If your injuries and damages are substantial, your settlement amount should reflect that. However, insurance companies may try to lowball your offer. This is why it is critical to consult with an experienced slip and fall attorney.
Your attorney will assess your damages and contact the insurance company on your behalf. The attorney will determine the worth of your compensation by evaluating:
Medical bills and treatments, including ongoing medical expenses for permanent disability.
Lost wages or loss of income.
Pain and suffering, such as psychological trauma, mental anguish, or mood disorders you have suffered because of the accident.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process.
Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today.
We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
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