Slip-And-Fall Accidents: What You Need To Know
Slip-and-fall injuries can be extremely painful and expensive, resulting in overwhelming medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, lost wages, lost earning capacity and more. At the Law Office of Perry Dean Ellis, P.C., our attorneys help injury victims in the Atlanta metro area obtain full and fair compensation for these damages.
If you have slipped or tripped on someone else’s dangerous property — whether it was a store, a parking lot, a sidewalk, a hotel, a swimming pool or any other type of property — let us assess your case, explain your options and help you get the appropriate medical care and financial compensation you need and deserve.
Your Rights And Responsibilities
Slip-and-fall accidents and trip-and-fall accidents are the most common types of accidents that lead to premises liability claims. Still, these accidents can be very serious. That is why property owners have an obligation to ensure that their properties are safe for guests and visitors.
If a property owner or store manager knew about or should have known about a hazard but failed to remove or fix it, anyone injured due to the property owner’s negligence has a right to seek compensation for damages.
Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Improperly maintained floors and stairs
- Uneven floors or sidewalks
- Exposed tripping hazards
- Loose rugs or mats
- Poor lighting
Evidence in slip-and-fall accidents is time-sensitive, so it is important that you 1) Report the accident immediately to the establishment where the fall occurred; 2) Document the dangerous property conditions if you can by taking pictures, saving witness names and phone numbers, getting a copy of any incident report filled out by the property owner; and 3) Do not hesitate to seek appropriate medical treatment if you are injured.
Getting The Medical Treatment You Need
Leg injuries, shoulder injuries, back injuries, head injuries and broken bones are unfortunately common results of slip-and-fall accidents. Whatever your situation may be, you need appropriate medical care for your specific injuries. We can help you get the medical care you need. You can also rely on us and our knowledge, skill and experience to put more money in your pocket instead of the medical provider’s.
For more on what to do after a slip-and-fall accident, please see our Premises Liability FAQ.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
We are a team of dedicated attorneys ready to help you put this difficult time behind you. To arrange a free consultation, call 404-692-7474 or contact us online. We have extensive experience in slip-and-fall injury cases. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
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