Slip and Fall Attorneys
Making sure that slip and fall victims get the compensation they deserve
According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall accidents are the cause of approximately 8.9 million emergency department visits each year. While a slip and fall incident may not seem like a serious accident, they are capable of causing serious injuries that may have long-term complications, particularly to older adults or people with certain medical conditions. There are times that slip and fall accidents occur because of someone’s own clumsiness or error, but other times they happen due to a condition that was negligently caused by another person or party. In these latter cases, victims may be able to recover by bringing a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible. In order to determine whether you have a legal claim arising from your slip and fall accident, you should schedule a free case review with one of the attorneys of Boling Rice, LLC as soon as possible.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by an almost limitless number of hazardous conditions. The central issue to be determined in these cases is whether the condition that result in a slip and fall accident was the result of someone’s negligence. Some of the more common reasons that slip and fall accidents occur include:
• Wet floors
• Uneven flooring
• Freshly waxed floors
• Cracked pavement
• Exposed electrical wiring
• Debris on floor
• Lack of handrails in stairwells
• Accumulation of snow or ice
• Inadequate lighting
• Objects in walkways
There are many other ways that a person or party responsible for the maintenance of property could negligently cause a slip and fall accident, and victims should be certain to have their case reviewed by an experienced attorney. In addition to obtaining legal representation, those injured in slip and fall accidents should also under a thorough medical evaluation after an accident. Some injuries may not become apparent for days or weeks after an accident, and early diagnosis is essential in establishing that the injury occurred as a result of the accident. Finally, slip and fall accident victims should be aware that Georgia personal injury claims are governed by a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time in which a plaintiff may bring a claim. As a result, any delay may jeopardize your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Cumming slip and fall lawyer today for a free consultation
Slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause serious medical conditions that may result in medical expenses, lost income, loss or quality of life, or expenses associated with long-term medical care. A Cumming slip and fall attorney can help you recover for these and any other losses you may incur due to an accident. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 887-3162. To reach us by email, please fill out and submit the online contact form available above.