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What Should I do if I Slip and Fall On Someone Else's Property?

Sometimes people fall and injure themselves simply because they are clumsy.  However, sometimes people slip and fall because of a dangerous condition on the property.  Property and business owners have a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe for customers or social guests.  Failing to repair or warn visitors of a dangerous condition is usually regarded as negligent behavior.   If a property or business owner’s negligence caused you injury, they should have to compensate you for all losses you suffered as a result.  If you have suffered injury in a slip and fall accident, contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney to discuss a possible case.

There are certain steps you should take if you suffer injury in a slip and fall accident to have a better chance of recovery in court.  First, if you are able, you should report the injury to the owner, manager, or other individual who may document the accident.  Make sure you take notice of any possible dangerous conditions that may have contributed to your fall.  Some dangerous conditions may include uneven floors, wet or slick floors, debris or spills in walkways, unsafe carpeting, or any other floor properties that caused you to trip or slip.  Take photos of the situation if possible and take notes about what happened.  Lawsuits may sometimes take some time, therefore having notes regarding the incident will help you remember all the details regarding what happened. 

Always seek medical attention for your injuries.  Doctors’ notes may serve as evidence to prove that you did, in fact, suffer particular injuries from the fall.  Some injuries may not be identified right away, so you should seek medical care if symptoms manifest at a later time and you believe the injury may be connected to your fall.

Finally, it is very important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith to help you recover for any losses suffered as a result of your slip and fall.  Do not hesitate to call today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia