If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, you should find out your rights and legal options. The experienced personal injury lawyers at The Krause Law Firm have helped many Atlanta slip and fall victims get the compensation they needed after being hurt. Since an injured person can only file a legal claim within a certain period of time due to the statute of limitations, it is important to speak with one of our qualified attorneys as soon as possible.
Slip and Fall Accident Liability
Slip and fall injuries occur when you are hurt after falling or slipping on someone else’s property. The accidents can happen on public or private property. If the property owner fails to uphold reasonable standards of safety, he may be liable for the accidents that transpire.
Causes of Serious Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions for people who are on their land. If an area is wet or slippery, the area should be blocked off until it is properly cleaned. If there are gaps or holes in the floor or ground, the owner can place barriers and signs to warn guests or customers. The property owner or management should be notified right away when an accident occurs. Seek medical care at a hospital or health care facility to receive treatment for any injuries sustained.
Locations of Slip and Fall Accidents
Serious slip and fall accidents usually happen in places that are exposed to adverse weather conditions such as ice, snow, and rain. These accidents also happen in locations where hazardous conditions exist such as fallen liquids, exposed gaps, holes, major cracks, or uneven pavement. Slip and fall accidents are often reported to occur at the following locations:
- Public sidewalks and walkways
- Parking lots
- Construction sites
- Office buildings
- Backyard at a private residence
Call an Atlanta Slip and Fall Injuries Attorney Today
Set up an appointment to meet with one of our slip and fall injury attorneys by calling 404.835.8080. Our office is at an easily accessible location within Atlanta’s business district. During the consultation, we address your questions and concerns. Finding out relevant information about the accident will help us assess your rights to benefits and other forms of compensation.