According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 15 percent of all job-related injuries are caused by slip-and-fall accidents. Additionally, there are over 19,500 deaths each year in the United States from unintentional falls.
Gwinnett County law requires commercial and private property owners to maintain safe properties for people who are legally on the premises. Most properties are subject to safety codes or regulations requiring the property owner or manager to prevent negligent exposure to harmful or injurious situations. Premises liability claims may hold these property owners or managers liable when someone is injured due to hazardous, unsafe or dangerous conditions.
If you have suffered a serious injury on someone else's property, a premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can review your accident and injuries to determine if you have a reasonable case against the property owner involved and advise you of your legal rights.
Slip-and-fall accidents may occur as a result of hazardous conditions in a mall, at a private residence, an office, a supermarket or in a parking lot. Hazards can include spills, poorly maintained public walkways or lighting that does not expose potential hazards, broken handrails, uneven floor surfaces and frayed or torn carpeting.
Slip-and-fall accident victims should call a Gwinnett County premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.