Slip And Fall Injury Lawsuits
When it comes to types of premises liability cases, slip and fall injury lawsuits are the most common. Under Georgia law, property owners have a duty to keep their premises free of hazards or dangerous conditions that may cause injury. If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a slip or fall on someone else’s property, you may have legal rights for a lawsuit in which you can recover monetary damages. Burnside Law Firm proudly serves the greater Athens area with a team of skilled personal injury lawyers. We can help you file a claim against the property owner if your fall was a result of the owner’s negligence to maintain a safe premises.
Slip and fall injury lawsuits can involve a common area of an apartment complex, a private residence, a major retail store or other commercial property. Some injuries can be severe, involving spinal cord injuries or even fatal. It is in your best interest to hire professional legal help to ensure maximum compensation in your case.
Is the Landowner Responsible for Your Slip and Fall Injury?
Landowners can be held accountable for injuries incurred as a result of a dangerous condition on their property. This includes hazards they knew about or should have known about. The hazard that caused the fall can be temporary (spill in the grocery store aisle), permanent (uneven concrete), obvious (broken stairs) or hidden (hole in the grass that was covered by leaves). In most cases, the property owner is assumed to have prior knowledge of any hazard that is not temporary.
If you recently suffered a slip or fall on a commercial or private property, our attorneys can help you determine if the owner was at fault. This can involve investigating whether the owner met the following legal requirements for his or her property:
- Adequate lighting
- Sufficient security
- Working elevators/escalators
- Even flooring
- Structurally sound building
- Marked stairs in good condition
- Properly stored equipment
- Safe parking lot/sidewalk areas
Proving the Owner’s Negligence
At Burnside Law Firm, we understand the importance of helping clients prove that the property owner’s negligence was the cause of your slip and fall accident. This is critical to obtain fair and complete compensation for your losses. Our talented Athens attorneys work strategically to prove at least one of the following:
- The owner or employee was directly responsible for the hazard
- The owner knew about the hazard but chose not to address it or repair it
- The owner was unaware of the danger, but someone else in the situation would have reasonably known about the risk
By consulting our slip and fall injury lawyers, we can help you determine if there is enough evidence to prove negligence in your case. Our goal is to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional suffering and other losses that the fall injury caused.
Contact Burnside Law Firm today!
When it comes to filing a slip and fall injury claim, time is of the essence. Not only is it easier to attain evidence immediately after the incident, but there is a Georgia statute of limitations deadline that keeps your claim active for a certain amount of time after the incident. Contact Burnside Law Firm today to speak with one of our Athens attorneys. We are qualified to handle a wide range of premises liability cases and will defend your rights at every turn.