Georgia slip and fall cases are generally divided into two categories: foreign substances cases (e.g. water on the floor, wax, etc.) and static defect cases (holes, broken stairs, etc). Each case requires the injured person to prove that the property owner or occupier had “superior knowledge” of the dangerous condition. This means that the owner or occupier of the property must have had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and that the Plaintiff did not know of the danger or was unable to appreciate the danger. The injured party must also prove that the property owner failed to remove or warn about the dangerous condition and that the fall caused the injuries suffered.
Georgia law requires owners and occupiers of land to exercise ordinary care to keep their premises and approaches safe for invitees. Invitees are people who the owner or occupier invites onto the premises for a lawful purpose. A customer at a retail store is a good example.
The most common causes of fall injuries Joel sees in his practice include:
If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you will need to report the incident immediately and seek medical treatment for your injuries. You also need to contact a lawyer like Joel as soon as possible. You will need a lawyer to begin gathering all the evidence needed to establish the property owner’s liability. Avoid giving statements to the property owner or their insurance company without speaking to a lawyer first.
Joel offers free consultations in slip and fall cases. He has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients that were injured in slip and fall accidents. Call today to discuss your case.
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