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Can I Sue after a Slip and Fall Accident at School?

According to statistics compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC), slip and fall accidents result in 8.9 million emergency department visits each year.  These accidents can occur in a wide variety of settings, ranging from private residences to shopping center parking lots. The most important thing that victims should understand about slip and fall accidents is that when they occur due to negligence, they may be able to recover by bringing a personal injury claim against the person or party responsible for the maintenance of the property. As a result, anyone who has been involved in a slip and fall accident should be certain to have their case reviewed by an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

 

Out of the thousands of slip and fall accident that occur each year, a certain number occur at schools such as colleges or universities. These institutions are legally required to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors, students, faculty, and staff.  When they fail to do so, victims may be able to hold them liable for any injuries that they sustain. Some of the more common injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents include:
 

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Bruises
  • Sprains
  • Contusions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Neurological injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries

 

If your slip and fall accident occurred at a public university or college, certain specific rules regarding suing public entities can apply. As a result, it is important to retain the services of a lawyer who is familiar with bringing cases against public entities in Georgia.

Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or your child has been injured in a slip and fall accident at school, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping slip and fall accident victims recover for their injuries. Retaining the Law Offices of Shane Smith is the first step in ensuring that you recover. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia