If you were hurt in a fall on someone else’s property in Fulton County, you might be eligible to hold the property owner accountable for the hazard that caused your fall. This could allow you to collect compensation to pay your medical bills and cover other related losses. If we believe we can help, an East Point slip and fall lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will represent you throughout the claims process.
To learn more and get started with a complimentary case evaluation, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now at (404) 888-8888. A team member is ready to speak with you about your injury and the details of your case today.
Slip And Falls Are a Common Type of Premises Liability Case
Slip and falls are often considered a premises liability accident, an area of law that deals with injuries that occur because of a property owner’s negligence. Falls can occur almost anywhere there is a hazard–something that should not be there and creates conditions for an injury. In a slip and fall, this may be a spill, a leak, loose flooring, or broken pavement.
Premises liability cases can apply to a range of properties, from your neighbor’s house to your local supermarket. Slip and fall injuries may occur in:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping malls
- Big box stores
- Parking lots
- Private homes
In each of these cases, the property owner should take reasonable steps to ensure that their property is safe for visitors, customers, service providers, and others. In other words, a property owner may be found liable for an accident if they were negligent in ensuring reasonably safe conditions–and this negligence led to your injuries. According to Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) §51-3-1, owners can be held liable for losses caused by a failure to keep their premises safe for those invited on the property.
To learn more about how Georgia’s premises liability laws apply to your East Point slip and fall case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. We will evaluate your case for free.
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Evidence for Liability in Slip And Fall Cases
If we represent you in your case, an East Point slip and fall lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will go to work investigating what happened and how it led to your injuries. To recover compensation through an insurance claim or civil suit, we will work to build evidence to demonstrate one of the following:
- Someone who owned or who was employed within the building directly caused the hazard.
- Someone who owned or was employed within the building knew of the hazard but did not act to create safe conditions.
- Someone who owned or was employed within the building should have been aware of the hazard, as this would be a reasonable expectation for the property’s care.
As your claim is considered by an insurance company, they may also take into account your own contribution to the incident. For instance, if a floor tile was broken in an area designated for customers, this may be a clearer case of premises liability than if you tripped and fell in an area designated for employees.
There are many factors that a lawyer will consider in order to evaluate liability. You can speak with a lawyer to learn how the evidence in your case might be considered by an insurance provider or a court.
As a part of this process of assigning liability in your case, we will also consider who was responsible for the property where you fell. While the liable party is generally the property owner, either an individual or business owner, sometimes a lessor is leasing the property and is tasked with the upkeep. When this is the case, the lessor may be liable instead of the property owner.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about this process.
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Recoverable Losses in an East Point Slip And Fall Case
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can often settle these cases without needing to go to trial. We file a claim with the appropriate liability insurance company and provide evidence of your allegations and proof of your losses. The insurer, representing the property owner or another liable party, will then make a settlement offer. If this offer does not reflect a fair value for your case, we will negotiate further.
The compensation we work to recover in a premises liability case is meant to cover the losses our client suffered as a result. This may include:
- Current and future treatment, care, and related medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Personal property damages
- Related expenses you already paid out of pocket
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Other non-financial losses
- Wrongful death losses if the victim passed away from their injuries
Statute of Limitations in an East Point Slip and Fall Lawsuit
Under Georgia’s statute of limitations for slip and fall cases, Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) §9-3-33 notes that you only have up to two years to file the paperwork and begin your premises liability lawsuit against the property owner or occupier. If you do not meet this deadline, you will likely lose the right to take legal action in a Fulton County civil court.
As long as a lawyer begins working on your case with enough time to ensure this deadline is met, it may be possible to take a case to court if necessary. Contact a lawyer as early as possible about your fall case.
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An East Point slip and fall lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses if you qualify to hold the property owner liable. You can learn more about your legal options during a complimentary consultation with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team.
Call (404) 888-8888 today to discuss your slip and fall, injuries, prognosis, and losses with our team. We can evaluate your case for free.