When someone slips or trips and falls inside or outside of a store, the most common question is: “Who’s responsible?” While falling outside of a grocery store, restaurant, retail store, or place of business may seem more complicated in establishing liability, the property owner or company leasing the property may still be responsible for the injuries that occurred outside of their place of business.
If the property owner or property possessor new about the hazard or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to repair it or warn people, then a victim could hold the party responsible for his or her trip and fall injuries in Georgia.
An example of this type of accident involves a well-known coffee company who was told about a dangerous flooring condition during an inspection by a city health inspector. The company was warned about a hazardous condition by the rear entrance of the store but failed to fix the dangerous portion of the flooring. Months later, a customer suffered a leg fracture after tripping and falling on the raised portion of the floor—the same section of the floor the company was warned about but never had repaired.
Unfortunately, companies often do not come forward with this type of information, which is why attorneys are needed to discover the truth. To speak with a skilled Peachtree City slip and fall attorney who will investigate your case thoroughly in order to assign liability in your case, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770.487.8999 for a free case consultation today.