LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY
Were you injured during a slip and fall accident in Lawrenceville, Georgia? Slip and fall accidents are common and can occur while shopping or dining on West Pike Street or any other commercial property in Lawrenceville. After your accident, you will probably have many questions: Who caused my slip and fall accident? Who is responsible for paying my medical bills? Do I need to hire an attorney?
Fortunately, the slip and fall attorneys at Williams Elleby are here to help after a fall in Lawrenceville. Attorneys Joel Williams and Chase Elleby offer free consultations and are ready to evaluate your case and answer all your questions. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys specialize only in personal injury cases in Lawrenceville and across the state of Georgia. We are ready to help you maximize your financial recovery and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you are not quite ready to schedule your free consultation, Attorney Joel Williams has created the following video to answer the most asked questions after a slip and fall accident:
WHAT IS MY LAWRENCEVILLE SLIP AND FALL CASE WORTH?
A question we frequently get during our free consultations is, “What is my Lawrenceville slip and fall case worth?” A reputable attorney will never promise to obtain an exact amount of money for your case. Slip and fall cases can result in judgements ranging from the thousands to millions of dollars. There are three factors that can help determine the value of your case: the extent of your injuries, the degree of fault of the property owner, and the level of comparative fault.
- The Extent of Your Injuries: Lawrenceville slip and fall accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. On the milder end, you may suffer bruising, cuts, and muscle strain after your accident. More severe injuries could include broken bones, paralysis, or traumatic brain injury. If your injuries are on the severe end of the spectrum, you are more likely to obtain a larger financial recovery. Williams Elleby is standing by to assist you whether your injuries were on the milder or more severe end of the spectrum. You should not be left paying the bills for your injuries because of someone else’s negligence.
- The Degree of Fault of the Property Owner: The most difficult part of a slip and fall case is proving the commercial property owner is responsible for the accident and the extent of your injuries. To win your case, your attorney must prove the property owner had prior knowledge of the hazard on the property or failed to warn you about the danger you could face. Your attorney must also prove that you knew nothing about the hazard, or you knew less than the property owner.
- The Level of Comparative Fault: Under Georgia law, a jury in a slip and fall case will assign percentages of fault to each party in the lawsuit. This means both the commercial property owner and injury victim can be assigned a percentage of fault. The at-fault commercial insurance company will often try to blame the injury victim by claiming he/she could have avoided the hazard on the property. If the insurance company’s attorney can prove the victim had equal or greater knowledge of the hazard than the property owner, the victim will not receive any compensation.
With so much riding on proving the commercial property owner was at fault and had greater knowledge of the hazard than you, it is imperative you hire an experienced Lawrenceville slip and fall attorney. The attorneys at Williams Elleby are prepared for the arguments the at-fault insurance company’s attorneys make. We will fight hard to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
HOW TO WIN A LAWRENCEVILLE SLIP AND FALL CASE
There are no guarantees in law. However, there are three actions you can take to help improve your chances of winning a Lawrenceville slip and fall case:
- Obtain Medical Treatment: As soon as possible after your slip and fall accident, obtain medical treatment. Waiting to seek treatment can cause injuries to worsen and give the at-fault insurance company a reason to deny your claim. Receiving treatment for your injuries also creates medical records that can help prove the extent of your injuries.
- Notify the Commercial Property Owner: Provide written notice to the property owner that you intend to file a slip and fall claim with his/her insurance company. Request that the owner preserve all photos, video footage, and reports pertaining to the accident. If the property owner fails to preserve these powerful pieces of evidence, he/she can be sanctioned by the Lawrenceville judge in your case.
- Hire a Slip and Fall Attorney: Because the burden of proof is on the injury victim to prove that his/her injuries were caused by a negligent property owner, you need a seasoned attorney on your side. Attorneys Joel Williams and Chase Elleby have many years of experience trying personal injury cases. Their track record of winning cases and many satisfied clients make them a top choice when choosing a slip and fall attorney for your Lawrenceville claim.