Data published by the National Safety Council (NSC) indicates that almost 9 million people each year visit an emergency department for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. While many people may only suffer minor embarrassment after a slip and fall incident, sometimes they can result in serious injury. In some case, people injured after falling develop long-term medical complications that may significantly affect their quality of life. Consequently, it is extremely important for slip and fall victims to make sure that their rights are protected by retaining an experienced Brooks personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers of Shane Smith Law work hard to ensure that slip and fall victims get the compensation they deserve, and do not settle for less than the full value of their clients’ legal claims.

Establishing Negligence

In order for someone to recover after a preventable accident, victims must establish that their injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. In the context of a slip and fall accident, negligence refers to a property owner failing to act as a reasonable property owner would have in similar circumstances. After a slip and fall accident, your attorney will look for evidence of negligence on the part of the person responsible for the property on which you fell. Some of the kinds of evidence that may establish negligence include:

  • Pictures of the hazard that caused your accident

  • Statements from witnesses to the accident

  • An accident report detailing the way the accident occurred

  • Facts that establish that a hazardous condition was there long enough that the property owner should have discovered and fixed it.

Of course, the evidence gathered in your case will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your accident. An attorney familiar with handling slip and fall cases will be able to determine what facts tend to show negligence on the part of the property owner and use them demonstrate fault.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Slip and fall accidents have the potential to result in significant economic and non-economic losses. Maximize your chances of obtaining compensation for your injuries by calling the personal injury lawyers at Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999.

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