When most people think of a pedestrian accident, they likely think about a motor vehicle colliding with a person crossing the street or walking near a street. However, many other potential dangers exist besides motor vehicles for people who are traveling by foot. At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, we strive to help anyone injured as a pedestrian in or around Coweta County recover from any responsible parties and we understand that liable parties are not always motorists. If you have been injured, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers today.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Though the most common cause of pedestrian injury is traffic-related, another common cause is the slip and fall accident. Municipalities and property owners have a duty to maintain sidewalks, crosswalks, and other foot paths so that they are free from dangerous hazards and reasonably safe for any intended pedestrians. Unfortunately, such parties can fail to properly inspect the premises for dangerous hazards or may fail to repair such hazards in a timely fashion.
Sidewalks may have many types of hazards that may cause pedestrians to slip and fall, including the following:
Large cracks or holes
Open manhole covers in pathways
Debris in the walkway
Unsafe curbs or other barriers
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you suffered any type of injury in a slip and fall accident while you were a pedestrian, an experienced slip and fall attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you identify any negligent parties and hold them liable in court for your losses. We offer free consultations and take all of our personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we do not receive any fees unless you prevail in your claim. Please do not hesitate to call us at (770) 487-8999 today to schedule your case evaluation.