As students across Georgia return to school this August, young children will be exposed to a number of risks inherent with the school environment. In any situation where there is a high concentration of people, accidents are bound to happen. Among the more common kinds of accidents that often occur in Georgia schools are slip and fall accidents, which have the potential to cause serious injuries. When victims sustain injuries in slip and fall accidents that are caused by the negligence of others, they may be entitled to bring a legal claim against the responsible party. It is advisable for anyone injured in a slip and fall to discuss their case with an attorney as soon as possible.
Schools Provide Ample Opportunities for Slip and Fall Accidents
Will often thousands of school-age children in close proximity to one another, schools are full of slip and fall risks. As with other cases alleging personal injury, in order to recover a victim must be able to establish that an accident was caused by negligence. In a slip and fall case, this often involves establishing that the school knew about a dangerous condition and failed to warn others or that the condition existed long enough that it should have known. Among the kinds of hazards that often cause school slip and fall accidents include:
Debris in hallways
Accumulations of snow or ice
Unreasonably slippery floors
If you or your child sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident at a public school, a special set of legal rules may apply. These rules may significantly limit the amount of time you have to file a claim, so be sure to discuss your case with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact a Moreland personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Slip and fall accidents may entitle victims to compensation for a variety of losses, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999.