“Slip and fall” is a common phrase used to describe injuries that are covered under premises liability. Slip and fall accidents encompass a broader meaning of the term, including accidents like tripping. Serious, life-altering injuries can be sustained if a person slips and falls.
Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, top-rated local personal injury lawyers, have a great deal of experience in handling slip and fall cases and other lawsuits involving catastrophic injury. Read on for more information about slip and fall cases or call us today to schedule a consultation.
How Slip and Fall Accidents Can Happen
Property owners have obligations to their visitors and guests under local, state, and federal laws to keep their property safe.
Slip and fall accidents under premises liability occur on another person’s property. A property owner, or sometimes the owner’s employee, is at fault when the accident occurred due to preventable or foreseeable circumstances.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Poor lighting in an entry/exit
- Faulty staircases
- Ice on walkways or parking lots
- Food and beverage spills that have been left
- Leaking utilities or machines
- Uneven pavement
Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident
If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, it is important to immediately receive medical attention so that any injuries can be recorded and documented by medical professionals.
You must show the following to prove a homeowner, property owner or manager is at fault for injuries:
- The owner caused the condition.
- The owner knew the condition existed but did not fix it.
- A “reasonable” person would have fixed the condition.
- Negligence caused the foreseeable accident.
Defining the definition of a “reasonable” person can get confusing in the eyes of the court, so it is important to have a representative who understand premises liability. The attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta will work to acquire witness accounts of the condition of the property and the accident itself.
If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries and preserve any evidence that may be involved.
Free Consultation for Slip and Fall Accidents at Ashenden & Associates, P.C.
Determining who is at fault in a slip and fall case can be complicated, and handling court proceedings can be stressful. Let the experts at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta handle your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Call our office at (770) 394-8909 or send us a secure email through our website’s contact form to schedule your free consultation.