Slip and fall cases are a specific class of premises liability lawsuit. Premises liability cases are filed against property owners who fail to maintain their premises, endangering visitors in the process. The property owners may be individuals, businesses, or governments; it does not matter. When these unsafe conditions cause you to fall and injure yourself, you may have a good case to file a slip and fall lawsuit. The fact is that no one should have to suffer a personal injury due to the negligence of another, especially with the implicit trust we place with property owners when we visit their premises. If you have suffered a slip and fall in Atlanta, Kim Injury Law, P.C. is standing by to defend your rights. For a free review of your case, contact us today.
Slip and Fall Lawsuits
Slip and fall lawsuits are filed for a number of reasons, but negligence on the part of the property owner is always at the heart of these cases. Dangerous conditions can come in many forms, such as:
- Wet or Oily Floors
- Broken or Uneven Walking Surfaces
- Unmarked Obstructions
Although such conditions might not seem dangerous, countless people are severely injured as the result of slips and falls through no fault of their own. Catastrophic injuries are not uncommon in these cases, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. There are even instances, tragically, of wrongful death cases that result from a slip and fall. If you have sustained any level of injury due to a property owner’s negligence, you have the right to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages sustained as the result of your accident.
It can be difficult to prove fault in a slip and fall lawsuit without proper legal representation. In many of these cases, additional experts – such as engineers or building code specialists – must be brought in to prove negligence. These cases hinge on proving one of the following:
- An owner or employee of the premises was aware of the dangerous condition that led to your slip and fall.
- An owner or employee should have known about the dangerous condition.
- An owner or employee’s actions caused the dangerous condition.
All of the aforementioned scenarios may be difficult to prove in a court of law. Securing the services of a professional slip and fall attorney in Atlanta is crucial to mounting a successful case. The sooner you do so, the better your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Let us get started on your case today. Contact us for a free review of your slip and fall case.