The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that slip and fall accidents are responsible for around 8.9 million emergency room visits each year. While many slip and falls result in minor bumps or bruises, they also have the potential to cause serious injuries that require intensive medical care. When property owners’ negligence causes a slip and fall, premises liability law allows victims to recover for their losses. The kinds of damages that may be available in a Georgia slip and fall case include compensation for medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering, as well as others. Because of the contentious nature of many slip and fall cases, it is important that victims retain a Fayetteville personal injury lawyer as soon as they can after an injury occurs.

Why do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

Slip and fall accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including a person’s own clumsiness. Sometimes, however, they are caused by a hazardous condition of which a property owner was aware or should have been aware. Some of the more common conditions that often result in slip and fall accidents include the following:

  • Wet floors
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Exposed electrical cords
  • Uneven stairs
  • Holes in floors
  • Accumulations of snow or ice
  • Torn carpets
  • Lack of handrails
  • Cracked pavement
  • Debris in walkways

Slip and falls have the potential to cause broken bones, bruises, lacerations, concussions, and even spinal cord injuries. Because of the potential seriousness of these injuries, it is important that victims protect their rights by retaining legal counsel as soon as possible after an accident occurs.

Contact a Fayetteville personal injury attorney for a free consultation

The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured in slip and fall accidents in Fayetteville, Georgia and the surround areas recover. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.

 

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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