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slip-trip-fall-accidents-300x231In the blink of an eye, you can slip, fall, and be seriously injured in the process – all as a result of a commercial property owner’s negligence. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common accidents out there, and they are also some of the most dangerous. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t wait to reach out and consult with an experienced Atlanta slip and fall accident attorney. 

Do I have a slip and fall accident claim?

While every slip and fall accident claim is unique, the following legal elements must be present in order to bring a successful claim:

slip-trip-fall-accidents-300x231Slipping and falling can be exceptionally dangerous, and if you’ve been so injured as a result of a commercial property owner’s negligence, your journey toward healing can be difficult. If this is the challenging position you find yourself in, one of the most important steps you can take to help protect your legal rights and your rightful compensation is retaining an experienced Atlanta slip and fall accident lawyer early in the process. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are far more dangerous than you may realize. Consider the following statistics shared by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI): 

A "caution, cleaning in progress" sign on the floorMost of us have slipped and fallen at some point in our lives and walked away with nothing more than perhaps a bump or bruise. It’s important to note, however, that slips, trips, and falls are capable of causing extremely serious injuries, especially to people who are more vulnerable. If you have slipped or fallen and suffered injuries, you should call our office today to discuss your case with an Atlanta slip and fall attorney.

Slip & Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can be surprisingly serious. In fact, in some cases, victims require emergency medical attention and may even be left with long-term medical problems or disabilities. Some of the most common serious injuries that people can sustain in slip and fall incidents include:

A man swimming in a poolAny discussion of pool and spa accidents inevitably turns to drownings, and with good reason. From 2014 through 2016, there was an average of 363 drownings in pools or spas per year of children under 15 years old. In the summer of 2019 alone, there were at least 150 pool and spa drownings of children younger than 15 nationwide. Seven of those drownings occurred in Georgia. However, focusing solely on drownings ignores many non-fatal accidents that happen around pools and spas annually.

While drownings are tragic, thousands more are injured every year in accidents in or around pools or spas. In fact, from 2016 through 2018, there were an estimated 6,600 injuries treated in emergency rooms each year involving children younger than 15. Many of these involved non-fatal near-drownings, while many others were poolside accidents and accidents in the pool or spa involving slips, falls, and diving accidents.

Non-Fatal Pool And Spa Accidents Can Be Devastating

A man looking at letters "FAQ" on a chalkboardSlip 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:

security guard riding an escalator Whenever you visit another person’s property, they have a legal duty to ensure the property is safe. In the event that their negligence leads to injury, the property owner may be held liable for failing to maintain their property in a safe condition. This is especially the case for business premises, where paying customers and patrons are entitled to a reasonable expectation of safety. 

Slappey & Sadd have been representing accident victims across the state of Georgia since 1992. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, we can help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Visit us online or call us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys to discuss how we can help you. 

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A person's foot about to step onto a banana peel
Slip and falls can occur both indoors and outdoors for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, these accidents occur because of something that the accident victim does or fails to do – like failing to wear proper footwear. At other times, these accidents occur because the property owner fails to keep his or her premises in a reasonably safe condition.


If you have been injured in a Georgia slip and fall accident, you may be able to take legal action against the owner of the property. At Slappey & Sadd, LLC, we have been representing victims of Georgia slip and fall accidents for many years. Our legal team regularly handles personal injury matters in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve today.

Slip and fall accidents sometimes occur when property owners fail to reasonably maintain their properties. Some common causes of these accidents include:

A silhouette on a man bending over holding his back.It’s quite common to hurt your back in an accident. Unfortunately, unless they experience a back injury that requires hospitalization, too many people ignore their back injury and assume that it will get better over time. They subsequently discover, often too late, that their injury is more serious than they thought and will require extensive medical treatment in order to make a full recovery.

Common Causes of Back Injuries

Back injuries can be caused in many different ways and sometimes in ways you wouldn’t expect. We’ve helped thousands of clients recover compensation from back injuries caused by the following accidents:

An illustration of a person fallingFalling as a result of slipping or tripping can result in serious injuries – broken bones, torn ligaments, deep lacerations, facial fractures, and broken teeth. These injuries can require surgery, physical therapy, and weeks or months of recovery. If you’ve fallen on someone else’s property and have been injured, the question then becomes whether or not the property owner can be held liable for your injuries and resulting losses.

In many cases, these falls are the result of the property owner’s negligence – they failed to maintain their property in a condition that was safe for their guests and other visitors. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you assess whether the property owner should be held liable and whether you can recover compensation for your injuries.

However, even if the property owner failed to maintain their property in a safe condition, it may come as no surprise that the property owner is likely to claim that they should not be held liable for your injuries.

A doctor holding a chartAccidents happen every day. Thankfully, most of them are minor, but many can result in life-changing injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a legal claim against them in order to receive compensation for your injuries. However, there are first five things you need to do in order to protect your rights.

Seek Medical Treatment

Your health is your most important asset. If you didn’t see a doctor right after the accident and are in pain, go get checked out. It’s not uncommon for some injuries to manifest themselves days or even weeks after an accident. Your symptoms could signal a more serious injury, and you’ll need medical treatment in order to make a full recovery.  

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