What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?

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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:

  • Food or drink spills on the floor
  • Concrete spalling
  • Damaged floor surfaces
  • Unmarked wet surfaces that were recently mopped or cleaned
  • Debris on the floor

Asserting a Cause of Action

If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you might be able to file a legal claim or lawsuit against the owner of that property. Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for the benefit of their visitors. Property owners who invite others onto their premises for business purposes owe their visitors the highest legal duty of care. These property owners must take care to warn visitors about known dangerous defects on their properties and take measures to remedy those defects.  

To recover damages following a slip and fall, accident victims must show that the property owner was negligent. In other words, the property owner must have known about the defect and failed to warn about it or remedy it within a sufficient period of time. This can sometimes be difficult for an accident victim to prove on his or her own, and an accident reconstructionist or other expert might be necessary.

Call a Georgia Slip and Fall Attorney Today

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious personal injuries to accident victims, including broken bones, spinal cord and paralysis injuries, bruising, and soft tissue injuries. Assuming the property owner is at fault, the accident victim could pursue damages, including compensation for all past, present, and future medical bills, as well as for lost wages and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, let the knowledgeable attorneys at Slappey & Sadd, LLC assist you with recovering compensation in your case today.

To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Georgia slip and fall attorney, please call us today at 404.255.6677, or contact us online.

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