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Did a Faulty Step Cause Your Fouts Mill Slip and Fall Accident?

Fouts Mill Premise Liability Claim May be Blamed on Unmaintained Steps and Staircases.

No matter where you walk there are steps and staircases you must use. Shopping at the mall, going to an office building for a job or job interview, or using your apartment complex’s stairwells, you are continually facing the possibility of stepping on improperly reinforced steps. If you are injured from faulty or a poorly constructed step, you may have a premises liability claim.

When you speak with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith, you will learn what legal rights you are entitled to.

While there are Fouts Mill slip and fall accidents that do occur because people have lost their balance, are clumsy or have caused it by their own actions, the vast majority of these accidents fall squarely on the negligence of those responsible for the property. The U. S. Depart of Labor’s latest statics put Georgia slip and falls responsible for 15 percent of all industry fatalities.

In addition to having a Douglas County premise liability claim for faulty or poorly constructed stairs there are many other types of slip and fall accident claims. It doesn’t matter if you are working or not, since the owner of the premises is responsible for the safety of the facility, he or she more often than not is responsible for a Fouts Mills slip and fall accident.   

There are other circumstances that can cause a Georgia slip and fall accident. Inside or out, stairwells should be lit adequately all day long. If a stairwell does not have any or enough handrails, is not free of obstructions or has slippery substances on the steps, a Fouts Mill slip and fall accident can happen easily.

You can easily suffer severe injuries from poorly constructed steps or improperly maintained stairwells. Some injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Fractured bones

No matter how “small” of a fall you might have sustained, you can still have experienced immediate and long-term injuries from your Georgia slip and fall accident. This accident can require long-term medical treatment which can become expensive very quickly.

If you or a family member has been injured in a premises liability accident, you need to contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith. Your Douglas County accident attorney will be able to help determine what caused the accident and help get your short and long-term medical treatment assessed properly and get you the justice you deserve!


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia