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Have You Been Injured in a Premises Liability Accident? Slip and Fall Lawyer Shane Smith Is Here to Help You Get Back on Your Feet.

When we walk, most of us don’t think about our feet—we just assume they’ll carry us around. Similarly, we don’t often think about the surfaces we walk on; generally, we assume the floors, sidewalks, stairs, and other surfaces we walk on will be safe.

Although we should do our due diligence and walk with care every step of the way in order to stay safe, there are some dangers that we may not see or that remain hidden that may trip us up along the way, including:

  • Slippery surfaces
  • Wet floors
  • Spilled liquid
  • Broken stairs
  • Loose floorboards
  • Uneven ground or cracked sidewalks
  • Torn carpeting
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Fallen objects

When one of the above hazards presents itself to us unknowingly, it may cause us to slip and fall and suffer injuries. Slip and fall accidents in Atlanta can occur both on private and public properties including private homes, apartment complexes, office buildings, supermarkets, restaurants, stores, and just about everywhere we walk.  Slip and fall accidents are also known as premises liability cases.

What Is Premises Liability?

While some falls are purely accidental, others are caused by someone’s failure to secure the property, repair a hazard, or adequately warn others about the dangerous condition. When a property owner or possessor of the property knows about a hazardous condition—or should have known about the danger—and fails to act appropriately to make sure no one gets injured, the owner could be liable for the injuries or fatalities that result.

In fact, Georgia law requires property owners to keep their buildings and surrounding land safe. This means that property owners have a duty to maintain their property so that those who visit, live, or work there can be on the property without being at risk of harm. Essentially, if unsafe conditions exist that leads to an individual slipping and falling, the owner may be held financially responsible for injuries that occur on the premises. However, establishing fault can be complicated in slip and fall cases, which is why a Georgia premises liability lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible.

Dedication From an Atlanta Premises Liability Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident in the Metro Atlanta area—including Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Douglas, Fayette, Coweta and DeKalb counties—the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you file a claim so you can recover adequate compensation for your injuries. It is important to your case that you do not wait too long to contact a lawyer, as evidence needs to be preserved. Additionally, you need to seek medical care immediately, report the accident, get witnesses’ contact information, and take pictures of the accident scene if you are physically able to do so.

The Law Offices of Shane Smith handles all types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents, dog bites, animal attacks, swimming pool accidents and drownings, toxic fume cases, and more. To find out if you have a case or to learn more about your rights, talk to an experienced and dedicated Atlanta premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. Call us at 770-HURT-999 today to schedule a complimentary, confidential consultation.

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