Your Atlanta Premises Liability Lawsuit
OUR SLIP FALL LAWYERS CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS
A slip and fall accident can harm more than your sense of pride. Tripping on a loose tile or losing your footing because you slipped on an improperly waxed floor can result in a visit to the hospital, medical costs, lost work time or even permanent disability. If your slip and fall happened because the owner of the property did not act responsibly to make sure their property was safe, you can file a premises liability lawsuit to recover damages.
Georgia premises liability law puts the burden of proving negligence on the party making the claim. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and are thinking of filing a claim, try to assemble as much evidence relating to the accident as you can, such as:
- Where exactly did the accident take place?
- Were there witnesses?
- Were you able to document the scene with a camera?
- Is there a police report?
PURSUING A PREMISES LIABILITY LAWSUIT IN ATLANTA
To successfully pursue a premises liability lawsuit, you must show the owner neglected to take actions to ensure a reasonable degree of safety. This can take some digging.
Competent premises liability attorneys will investigate the property and owner for evidence of negligence. For instance, they might interview contractors or other third parties if the problem involved an uneven sidewalk or an area under construction that lacked any warning signs for patrons. Cleaning staff might be questioned about their instructions regarding wet bathroom floors or proper garbage disposal.
It is important to determine whether the owner of the property was aware of the unsafe condition that caused the accident and if so, whether steps were taken to protect visitors.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Georgia has a statute of limitations for initiating a premises liability lawsuit. Therefore, it is crucial that you file your claim within this allotted time period. Dealing with an injury often has emotional, as well as physical costs and this can make the prospect of filing a lawsuit seem overwhelming. However, you cannot afford wait. Contact an experienced slip fall lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
A property owner can be held liable for irresponsible behavior that results in an injury but proving liability is not always easy. At Randy Scott Slater, P.C., we know the law surrounding premises liability in Atlanta and can explain all your options. Rely on our experience and know-how to get the compensation to which you are entitled.
LET OUR FAMILY TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY
At Randy Scott Slater, P.C., we understand how devastating it can be when you or someone you love is seriously injured in any kind of accident. There will undoubtedly be medical expenses, recovery costs, wages lost from time away from work—not to mention the pain and suffering that accompanies serious injuries. When you trust us to represent your family, you become our family.
Our Atlanta lawyers have successfully represented premises liability clients and their families throughout Georgia for years. Contact us online to schedule your FREE consultation or call 1.888.628.2901 today.