Each year, 8.9 million people visit emergency rooms across the country because of slip and fall accidents. Many people are surprised to learn slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States.
According to the CDC, there were 39,433 deaths caused by falls in 2019 alone. At Metro Atlanta Law Group, our attorneys are experts in slip and fall accident law. We fight for the rights of innocent victims and make sure the process of pursuing compensation. goes as smoothly as possible.
The statute of limitations in Georgia is two years from the date of the accident. Do not wait until it is too late! If you have suffered injuries due to unsafe conditions, you have the right to pursue fair compensation.
We Are Expert Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
We understand your world can be turned upside down after a serious slip and fall accident. You may wonder who you can pursue to receive compensation. Victims are also often confused about their rights.
Who will give you answers to your questions? Who will be there to fight for your rights and best interests? At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we will be here for you every step of the way. We will become your injury advocate!
Types of Slip & Fall Accident Cases we handle
Facts About Slip & Fall Accidents
According to the National Security Council, falls are the leading cause of accidental injuries in the United States.
People over the age of 65 are four times more likely to fall and become injured.
According to OSHA, slip and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths. Falls are second only to motor vehicle accidents for causing death.
Apartment and condo owners are sued more than any other property owners for slip and fall accidents.
Large retailers experience around 1000 injuries a day due to wet floors alone.
Types of Slip & Fall Accidents
Metro Atlanta Law Group has vast experience helping clients who have been injured in all types of slip and fall scenarios. Many issues can arise and cause a person to fall and become injured, including the following.
Snowy or icy spots in parking lots and on walkways
Grease spills or polished floors
Damaged flooring or carpeting
Unsecured electric cords
Shifting soil or gravel
Uneven sidewalks or parking lots
Accidental falls can happen just about anywhere, but they are more likely to occur in the following areas.
Poorly lit areas
Slick tile or wood floors
Slip and fall accidents can cause a wide array of injuries and may even lead to death. People who experience an accidental fall may suffer broken bones, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even cosmetic deformities.
The attorneys at Metro Atlanta Law Group are committed to helping injured slip and fall victims seek recovery for their serious injuries. We will help you pursue compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.
How Is Liability Determined in a Slip & Fall Lawsuit?
Pursuing compensation first begins with successfully establishing liability. To ensure you win your case, you must prove the following.
1. The property owner must have owed a duty of care to you. Property owners must adhere to the duty of care they owe invited visitors, by maintaining their properties and keeping them safe.
2. To win your case, it is important to establish the negligence of the property owner. You will need to prove the owner of the property did not properly warn you of dangers or did not act quickly to rectify safety issues.
3. You must prove you were injured as a direct result of the property owner’s negligence.
4. You must also prove you suffered measurable damages as a result of the injuries.
Slip and fall accident liability is not always easy to prove. Property owners may not always be responsible for a slip and fall accident on their properties.
Allow us to evaluate and investigate your case. We will work to discover the evidence that is essential for establishing the above in court.
Steps Involved in Pursuing a Slip & Fall Claim
Seek Medical Care
When you fall and become injured, immediately seek medical care, no matter how minor your injuries seem. Serious injuries may not show outward signs right away.
Inform the Property Owner
As soon as possible, make sure you inform the property owner of your accident. If the fall takes place at a business, inform a manager or the business owner.
Contact an Attorney
Schedule a free consultation appointment to discuss your slip and fall claim. We work on contingency so you do not pay unless we win your case!
We file a formal complaint, and the property owner is generally given 30 days to respond. The owner may deny the claim or agree to pay.
Sometimes, judges will order both parties to go through mediation before the case will be decided on in court. Often, settlements can be reached during this period.
The vast majority of slip and fall cases are settled outside of court, but not always. If your case ends up going to court, we will represent you through the entire process.
Schedule a Free Consultation Appointment Today
If you have been injured in a serious slip and fall accident, we want to be the attorneys you trust for help. You can reach our offices 24/7. Our legal experts are always available to take your call.
Metro Atlanta Law Group will work to get you fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Do not wait too long to seek legal help. We are waiting to take your call and schedule your free consultation.