Slip and Fall Accidents
Suppose you are walking into a grocery store and your shopping cart runs over an uneven threshold upon entering the store. This mishap causes your shopping cart to halt and eventually you trip and fall as well. When you get up, you notice you suffered a laceration to the arm from a nail in the threshold, a broken wrist from the way you fell, anything. Unfortunately, slip and falls accidents are just as catastrophic as a motor vehicle accident depending on the factors of the incident. Slip and falls may also lead to life-altering injuries and even unintentional death. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a slip and fall injury or death due to the negligence of another person or entity, there are injury attorneys that can help you figure out the legal options of your case and help with a personal injury claim.
Slip and falls are just as catastrophic as they are common and can occur almost anywhere and for any reason. There are a few causes of slip and fall accidents that occur more than others, such as:
- Code violations in an establishment
- Dark walkways or entrances
- Items falling from a higher place
- Liquid on the grounds of slippery floors
Depending on the extent of the injury, and where the injury occurred, you may have a good case on your hands. Slip and falls are not only instances that can happen in the comfort of your own home, but they occur more commonly in public places that are open to a lot of foot traffic. This overload of traffic can cause management or a premises owner to miss some things that cause injury to guests or those present. What makes a case even stronger is when the property owner or manager was made aware of the issue prior to any injuries occurring. Proving liability is not always simple to do, especially once all factors are included. The fact that management or the owner was made aware before any issues occurred makes determining who is “at-fault” or liable for the injury, easier to figure out. However, if this is not the case this does not mean you are not entitled to compensation for the damages that transpired.
Slip and falls are very serious and should be taken seriously by those directly affected as well as the attorney you hire to assist at finding you justice and potentially medical assistance. Should you or someone you know be a victim of a slip and fall injury or death, contact a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, GA as soon as possible.
Thanks to Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into personal injury claims and slip and fall accidents.