Georgia Slip and Fall Attorneys
Georgia slip and fall attorneys primarily handle two types of cases: foreign substance 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:
(1) The owner or occupier of the property must have had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition
(2) The Plaintiff did not know of the danger or was unable to remove or avoid the dangerous condition
(3) 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. O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1. 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 include:
- Slippery floors
- Foreign objects
- Defective sidewalks
- Torn carpeting
- Loose floorboards
- Defective stairs
- Collapsed decks
- Icy walkways
- Broken pipes and plumbing issues
- Inadequate lighting
Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Georgia
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 credible slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer will begin gathering evidence needed to establish the property owner’s liability. Avoid giving a statement to the property owner or their insurance company without speaking to a personal injury lawyer first.
The Williams Elleby Promise
The attorneys at Williams Elleby offer free consultations in all slip and fall cases. We understand that the time after being injured in an accident is stressful and scary, which is why we are committed to treating our clients with care. Our firm has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients who were injured in slip and fall accidents. Fill out our free consultation form or call today to discuss your case.