Slip and Fall Accidents
If you were injured on someone else’s property, our Norcross slip and fall accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Slip and fall accidents can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. You may also feel embarrassed in the aftermath. While some slip and falls can be blamed on carelessness or not paying attention, many of these incidents are caused by the property owner’s negligence.
These types of personal injury claims fall under what is known as premises liability. This is when an injury is caused by some defective or unsafe condition on someone else’s property. At Zimmerman & Associates, our team of attorneys has over 40 years of experience handling Georgia slip and fall accident claims. We know all the arguments the property owners will make to try and absolve themselves of liability.
Retaining a skilled Norcross slip and fall attorney early on is important. The sooner you involve an attorney, the sooner he or she can start gathering evidence and building a strong case against the negligent parties. Slip and fall accidents are complex. You deserve an attorney who has the experience and skills necessary to help you fight for the compensation you are owed.
Defining Premises Liability in Georgia
Like other types of personal injury claims, premises liability claims are rooted in the theory of negligence. There are two key elements necessary for proving fault in a Norcross slip and fall claim. These include whether or not the property owner acted in a reasonable manner to prevent the defective or dangerous condition, and whether or not the plaintiff acted in an exceedingly careless manner.
When our Norcross premises liability attorneys start their initial investigation, we will look to determine the cause of the accident. Was it due to a pre-existing condition, and could the accident have been prevented if the property owner had taken the proper action? Could you have anticipated the hazard and therefore avoided the dangerous element?
In order to have a strong case against the property owner, the hazard would have needed to be present long enough for the owner or caretaker to have enough time to resolve the incident before your slip and fall accident occurred.
Common Locations Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur
Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere. Some of the more common locations include:
- Someone else’s home or apartment
- Retail stores and shopping malls
- Hotels and convention centers
- Garages or parking lots
- Medical facilities, doctor offices, and hospitals
- Performance halls and theaters
- Walkways and sidewalks
- Restaurants and bars
- Government and public property
Owners have an obligation to keep their property safe for invitees and free from defective or dangerous conditions. Some factors that can contribute to a slip and fall include:
- Falling items
- Spilled substance on the floor
- Accumulation of snow, ice, or rainwater
- Torn carpeting
- Defective handrail
- Unmarked hazards
- Failure to put up wet floor signs
- Dangerous stairs
- Lack of adequate lighting
Let Our Norcross Slip and Fall Attorneys Help
Dealing with the other side in a slip and fall claim can be incredibly frustrating. Let one of our skilled attorneys help. Contact Zimmerman & Associates today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.