Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injury. Despite being so common, slip and fall claims are not commonly understood by people who do not have experience dealing with them. We’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear in the material below. For more information or to discuss your case with a slip and fall lawyer in Atlanta, call our office today.
When Can You File a Claim for a Slip and Fall Accident?
Under Georgia law, any accident caused by the negligence of others typically entitles victims to compensation for their injuries. So, if your slip and fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can likely file a claim. Some examples of slip and fall hazards that are usually the result of negligence include:
- Wet floors
- Inadequate lighting
- Exposed wires or cords
- Unmarked construction
- Torn carpet
- Uneven stairs
- Cracked pavement
- Slippery floors
Because negligence can be hard to identify, you should always have your case reviewed by a lawyer before making any decisions about how to proceed. If you do not, you could be walking away from significant compensation.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The value of a personal injury case depends on a variety of factors, including how badly you were injured, whether you partially caused your accident, the at-fault party’s insurance limits, and the overall strength of your case. The best way to get an idea of how much you may be able to recover is to discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced lawyer near you.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
If you have recently been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may be concerned about whether you will have to go to trial in order to obtain compensation. While any case can end up in court, it’s helpful to consider the fact that very few injury cases go to trial. Instead, they are typically settled out of court by reaching a settlement agreement with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Settle My Case?
If it looks like your case is not going to end up going to court, you may be wondering if you should retain an attorney to represent you. Before you handle your case yourself, you should know that insurance companies routinely do everything they can to minimize the amount they pay injured victims. There is nothing in the law that requires them to settle cases for a reasonable amount, and they will gladly settle your case for less than it is really worth. For these reasons, it’s highly advisable to retain an attorney to represent you after a slip and fall incident.
Call Us Today to Discuss Your Case with an Atlanta Slip and Fall Attorney
At Slappey & Sadd, we are committed to helping people hurt in slip and fall accidents recover compensation for their injuries. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced injury lawyers, call Slappey & Sadd today at 888.474.9616 or contact us online.