Slip and Fall Injuries

Fact: Falls account for over 8 million emergency room visits every year.

Slip and fall accidents can occur in the blink of an eye, but their consequences can be severe and life-altering. These accidents often result in injuries ranging from minor bruises to more serious fractures, head trauma, or spinal cord damage. Whether it’s cuts and sprains, broken bones or worse, the pain from injuries as well as medical expenses for treatment can be significant.

If you or a loved one experienced a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property (like a grocery store, business office, or parking lot), you may be able to file a personal injury claim. In that case, it’s crucial to understand your rights and seek the support of legal professionals who can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective representation for slip and fall accident victims, helping you secure the justice and compensation you deserve. Until then, we won’t charge a dime.

Suffered a slip and fall injury? Here’s what to do:

If you find yourself involved in a slip and fall accident, there are several steps you can take to protect your health and strengthen your case. First and foremost, prioritize your health and safety. Seek immediate medical attention for any sustained injuries, even if they initially appear minor. Prompt medical documentation not only ensures your well-being but also establishes a crucial link between the accident and your injuries.

Additionally, it’s important to gather evidence from the scene of the accident. Take photographs of the dangerous condition that caused your fall, such as a slippery floor, uneven walkway, building code violation, unsuitable carpeting, or bad lighting. Collect contact information from any witnesses present since their testimonials can be invaluable in supporting your case. Report the incident to the property owner or manager, ensuring that a formal record is created. And be sure to keep track of all bills, receipts and other evidence of costs.

Finally, contact us as soon as possible. Due to the statute of limitations, legal action can’t be taken after a certain amount of time has passed; for example, in Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

In the meantime, be sure not to speak with insurance representatives or lawyers hired by the party at fault, because anything you say may be used against you in court or during the settlement process.

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Is a lawyer necessary for slip and fall accidents?

While it’s possible to handle a slip and fall claim on your own, enlisting the assistance of an experienced fall attorney can significantly improve your chances of securing a favorable outcome. Slip and fall cases can be legally complex, often involving questions of premises liability and negligence. For example, even if your actions partially contributed to your slip and fall accident, you may still have a case; the state of Georgia has modified comparative negligence laws that allow an injury victim to seek partial compensation as long as they’re less than 50% liable for the accident. And if the slip and fall accident occurred at a work location, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim, which comes with its own set of complexities. To receive compensation after a slip and fall accident, it’s important to build a strong claim by proving the following:

  • Liability: The property owner or manager had to ensure the premise was safe.
  • Negligence: The property owner or manager did not keep the area safe.
  • Cause: The property owner or manager’s negligence caused your injuries.
  • Damages: You suffered economic and non-economic injuries due to the accident.

When building the case, we make sure you don’t just get compensated for special damages—think medical costs and lost wages—but general ones as well. This includes things like pain, suffering and depression that are harder to prove. You may even be entitled to punitive damages, which is when property owners or businesses express malicious or reckless behavior in the accident. Having a skilled personal injury attorney by your side can help you navigate the intricacies of your fall accident case, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
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A quick look at our process

We understand the unique challenges faced by slip and fall accident victims. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers is committed to providing personalized attention and comprehensive support throughout every stage of the legal process. This includes conducting a thorough investigation of your case, gathering evidence, assessing the types of injuries you’ve endured, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts as necessary to build a strong liability claim on your behalf. Here’s a quick overview of the steps we follow:

  • Collect detailed information about the incident—police reports, injury information and medical bills
  • Assess the true value of your case
  • Aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies
  • Take your case to court when it’s the right thing to do (and it often is)

Our attorneys will meticulously assess the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life, taking into account medical expenses, lost wages, travel expenses, pain and suffering, and any other relevant factors pertaining to your fall incident. Using this information we will construct a compelling legal strategy aimed at achieving the maximum compensation you deserve.

What makes our law firm stand out?

We prioritize clear and open communication because we strongly believe you should be informed and involved in the legal process. We work hard and negotiate harder. And we don’t assign cases to junior attorneys or outside contractors; instead, you get a team of knowledgeable, compassionate advocates who are genuinely committed to understanding your unique circumstances and fighting tirelessly to protect your rights.

And then there’s our track record of success. We have a proven history of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for slip and fall accident victims—often in the form of tens of thousands of dollars. Our reputation as tenacious litigators and our commitment to achieving justice for our clients earned us the trust and respect of the Atlanta community.

Case in point: We’re in it to win it for you

We’ve successfully recovered settlements for a large number of clients that have suffered a personal injury. And when it comes to slip and fall injury cases, we have consistently achieved favorable outcomes. Our comprehensive approach and zealous advocacy have made us the go-to legal team for slip and fall victims, and we’re prepared to do what’s best for you even if it means turning down a less-than-fair settlement offer and taking the case straight to trial.

P.S. On the off chance that we don’t win, you won’t pay a dime.

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