We have all slipped and fallen at different points in our lives. The concerning thing about slips, trips, and falls is that these types of injuries can happen anyway, at any time. Though there are precautions that can be taken to minimize the possibility of these injuries from occurring, there is no way to eradicate the risk completely. This is especially true when you are not warned and cannot predict a slipping hazard on someone else’s property.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, reach out to our CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm in Georgia. When the chips are down, you will want a driven and inspired attorney like Ali Awad in your corner. He and the CEO Lawyers team will fight aggressively to find the evidence and legal reasoning needed to give your claim a high chance of success.
Located in Atlanta, our team of injury and accident attorneys can quickly come to you when you need it most. Contact us today in order to schedule your free, no-obligation with one of our passionate attorneys who wants to help you have the best chance at getting the fair compensation you deserve for your injury.
As always, our services to you have no upfront cost, and we only collect payment once we have recovered money for you. Get in touch with us soon so we can start fighting for you! Contact us online or call (833) 254-2923.
Championing Slip and Fall Victims in the Peach State
Whether you’re at Truist Park watching the Braves bring in another victory or on a shopping trip at Atlantic Station, you are always at risk for a slip and fall injury. No matter if you are in a business, a store, walking on a sidewalk, or even in a private residence, you could sustain an injury from a slip and fall accident.
Sometimes a slip and fall accident is just that: an accident. But suppose it is determined that the accident was caused due to neglectful behavior by the property owner or other responsible parties. In that case, you may be able to hold them liable for the fall.
Accidents like these can have an extreme effect on your life — hospital and physical therapy bills, lost wages, and all the pain and suffering that can come with it. To help give you the chance to receive the full compensation required for you to recover from your accident, find an experienced Georgia slip and fall accident attorney who will be by your side every step of the way.
From advice on where to start to receive a check from the insurance company after your case has been settled, a lawyer from CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm in Georgia will be there for you.
What Are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slippery, Wet Surfaces — Floors can become slippery when a liquid is spilled on them or after the spill has been mopped up. Like rain or mud tracked into an area by shoes or boots, other circumstances can also make surfaces become slippery. Some surfaces are inherently slippery, like natural stone or glass. Ice can also present a dangerous slip hazard.
Cluttered Areas — Any area that does not have a cleared walking path can become a tripping hazard, especially in hallways and aisles.
Uneven Surfaces— Uneven sidewalks, broken pavement, potholes, and even carpeting issues, such as bunching or lifting, can all create sudden and unexpected tripping hazards.
Poorly -Lit Areas — When you can’t see where you’re going, it’s difficult to keep yourself safe from tripping. If possible, it is a good idea to avoid poorly lit areas or bring your own lighting source if you know you’ll be in a space with dim light.
Failure to Maintain Premises — Stairs, ramps, and other structural components in poor repair can all become tripping and falling hazards.
Failure to Warn — When tripping hazards can’t easily be seen and understood, they should be clearly marked. For example, businesses open to the public should warn visitors about small step-ups that are dark or otherwise hard to see.
These hazards can be found in many places, but you are most likely to find them in the following:
Grocery or retail stores
Amusement Parks and Theme parks
While it doesn’t make sense to avoid all these places entirely because of the possibility of a trip and fall injury, it is important to remain vigilant of your surroundings and to avoid high-risk areas. For example, exercise caution around a freshly mopped floor or a section of a store that’s being remodeled. However, we can’t predict every hazard, especially when we are not properly warned. We are also not responsible for maintaining a property in such a way as to prevent slip and fall hazards.
What Injuries Typically Occur from Trip and Fall Accidents?
While most falls do not cause any lasting injury, the CDC estimates that about 20% of falls result in moderate to severe injuries. Fall injuries are particularly common — and concerning — for individuals 65 and older.
Some of the injuries most commonly seen in trip, slip, and fall accidents are:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Soft Tissue Injuries
Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Neck and Shoulder Injuries
Sprained Wrists and Ankles
Cuts and Abrasions
If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen, it is important to see a doctor, even if you feel fine afterward. This precaution is especially important in an accident where you hit your head.
Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it can take time for symptoms to present, and a doctor will need to run some diagnostic tests to diagnose your injuries.
If you think your accident was caused due to the negligence of a property owner or someone else, it is important that you get your injuries documented by a medical professional soon after your incident. This documentation can help you prove the injuries were caused by the fall, and it also provides proof of the seriousness of your injuries immediately after the accident.
Will The Insurance Company Help Me?
If you’ve been involved in an accident, it seems like the insurance company covering the property is there in order to help you out. They have caring call center representatives who are eager to help answer any questions you have; they have forms that are quick and convenient to fill out when trying to report a claim — they really make it seem like they are on your side.
However, it is important to note that insurance companies really only have one main interest at heart: making money. Though they may advertise being a good friend or neighbor, they are more interested in is having a good profit margin.
If you’ve been involved in a serious accident, it is likely that you have new medical bills. It’s possible that you had a long hospital stay, or you may be required to do physical therapy or see new doctors regularly for the next few months. All of these appointments, or your injury itself, might keep you out of work. And, of course, your regular monthly expenses haven’t gone away, either.
The insurance companies know that this is a stressful time for you, and will try to offer you a fast settlement in the hopes that you’ll take their first, typically low, offer.
This is where an experienced trip and fall accident attorney can help you out. At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we know how insurance companies try to operate. We can help fight for you to get more than the minimal amount the company wants to pay. We are concerned with making sure that you’re able to return to the life you knew before the accident, and we want to help get you the financial compensation you need to get there.
Your Injury Case Can Mean Money For:
Past medical bills
Future medical bills and rehab
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
Are There Other Benefits to Hiring a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney?
At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we know that fighting for you against the insurance companies is one of the biggest things that we can do to ensure you get your life back. However, we like to go above and beyond and offer additional services to help our clients get back on their feet. We would be happy to:
Locate a doctor for you who will not charge you out of pocket
Provide you access to pre-settlement loans
Work to ensure you receive the highest possible settlement, which includes gathering evidence, such as police reports and accident scene photos, doctor’s notes, witness statements, and anything else we need to support your claim.
Hire Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Georgia
If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident in Georgia, look no further than the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm. We have the experience and dedication you’re looking for in a Georgia law firm. We will fight for you against insurance companies. And if they refuse to pay their fair share, we aren’t afraid to pursue the case further. We can file a lawsuit or take them to court — whatever it takes to help you recover the money you need.
If you’ve recently been involved in an accident, you need to take this time to rest and heal. Hiring an experienced accident attorney can allow you to do just that while also giving you the peace of mind that someone is on your side and fighting to get you the compensation you yearn for to resume your life.
Call (833) 254-2923 or contact us online to schedule your completely free, no-obligation consultation with one of our trusted attorneys. We will listen to the details of your case and provide you with personalized feedback about how to best go about pursuing the compensation you deserve. Don’t delay — contact us now so we can start fighting for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
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.
Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.