Slips and falls are a serious injury risk in the Roswell, GA, area and can result in head trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and other serious harm. These injuries can have a negative impact on your life. If you were badly injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you might be facing a lengthy recovery, expensive medical bills, reduced quality of life, and lost wages. But if your injury happened on someone else’s property and because of their failure to keep their premises safe, you could be entitled to compensation for these and other losses, which the Butler Kahn can help you demand. We take a compassionate and dedicated approach to each case. We’ll apply our combined decades of personal injury experience to pursue the full compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review with a Roswell, GA, slip-and-fall lawyer and learn more about your legal options.
In Georgia, successfully pursuing compensation following a slip and fall is more complicated than simply demanding money for your injuries. The state’s premises liability laws outline a few conditions that must be met for the court to award you compensation. The first condition is that the property owner (or another party) owed you a duty of care. According to Georgia’s premises liability laws, property owners are responsible for warning guests of known hazards on the premises, removing hazards in a timely manner, and taking reasonable steps to prevent accidents. This includes business owners, who must find and address potential hazards to potential customers. As long as you were on the property legally, the property owner likely owed you this duty of care. Second, you must show that the property owner or other party failed in this duty of care and that their failure directly led to your injuries. For example, if the property owner knew that a leak was causing a wet patch on an aisle and you then slipped on that wet patch and hurt yourself, you might be able to hold them liable for your injury and related expenses. Establishing that the property owner is at fault for your injury requires evidence, which may include:
Some of the most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents in Roswell, GA, include:
While any wet, slippery, or uneven surface is inherently dangerous, certain places present a particular risk for slip-and-fall accidents, including:
A slip-and-fall accident can leave you in physical agony and financial distress. To give yourself the best chance of recovering compensation, you should:
You could be entitled to compensation for slip-and-fall-related losses, including:
According to Georgia’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims, you have two years from the date of the slip-and-fall accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you file after two years have passed, the court will likely dismiss your case, and you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s unsafe premises, you could be entitled to compensation. Let the Butler Kahn help you demand it. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Roswell, GA personal injury lawyer at no cost to you.
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