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Several Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents account for the highest percentage of emergency room hospital visits in the country today. These types of accidents can cause serious injuries, including:

  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Bruises
  • Dislocated joints
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Sprains

In the most serious cases, these injuries may lead to long term complications and may even be fatal. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, someone else may be at fault for your slip and fall accident. If this is the case, you may be entitled to recover damages from the responsible party or parties in a personal injury lawsuit. In order to determine whether you have a legal claim against someone, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced Corinth personal injury lawyer. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to representing the rights of Georgians who have been injured due to negligence.

While slip and fall accidents are common and can be serious, knowing what some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are can help people avoid these kinds of accidents. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Ice or snow
  • Foreign objects on the ground or floor
  • Uneven steps
  • Poor lighting
  • Cracks in flooring
  • Waxed floors

When these conditions are negligently causes or ignored by the people responsible for maintaining a premises, they may be legally liable for any injuries that the condition caused. The types of damages a person injured in a slip and fall accident could recover include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or compensation for destroyed property.

Contact a Corinth personal injury attorney for a free compensation

If you have been injured in an accident that you believe may have been the result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. In addition, you should document all the information you can regarding the accident, including the time and place it occurred, contact information of any witnesses, any statements other people made to you, as well as taking pictures of the condition that caused your accident as well as documenting your injuries. Also, be sure to undergo a full physical evaluation by a medical professional to make sure that there is an official record of your physical condition after the accident. In order to decide how to proceed, you should have the particulars of your case reviewed by one of our Coweta County personal injury attorneys. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia