Slip and Fall Injuries

If you trip and fall on another party’s property, whether residential or commercial, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages endured. Slip and fall personal injury claims focus on liability since they target the owner of a particular type of property.

The technicalities and complexities associated with a slip and fall personal injury case differ than other kinds of suits. Proving liability and negligent behavior requires a multi-tiered approach that’s supported by evidence that demonstrates a history of neglect on behalf of the property owner, failure to adhere to ongoing complaints and a direct correlation between the accident and your injuries.

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Atlanta Slip and Fall Injury Claims

Call Fast Help if you experience a slip and fall accident and sustain injuries that prevent you from following through with your personal or professional obligations. Fast Help is Atlanta’s accident injury helpline that connects victims with experienced attorneys and doctors who specialize in personal injuries. All of our affiliate partners provide legal and medical support without burdening you with additional fees or expenses – allowing you to receive the help you need. Call (404) 592-0318 to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options and rights.

Proving Liability In Slip and Fall Injury Claims

The two components of a premises liability claim are:

  • Did the property owner behave rationally in trying to prevent hazardous situations
  • Was the victim acting recklessly

Slip and fall claims are investigated by adjusters who represent each party’s insurance provider. Adjusters determine if the cause of the incident is related to a pre-existing hazardous condition and if it could have been avoided through proactive engagement. Whether or not the victim could have expected environmental risks from prior experiences is also important since this refers to the concept of “avoidance of obvious danger.”

For the plaintiff to present a legitimate case, the owner of the property must have been acutely aware of a hazardous condition and has a history of ignoring its threat. The point of concern must have existed long enough for the owner to have adequate time to correct the situation before an accident took place.

A Fast Help attorney can review the details of your case and investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident. Where it is difficult for a private citizen to collect evidence in a slip and fall case that involves private property, our affiliated personal injury lawyers can work within the court system to obtain the right to access the defendant’s property without their consent.

Common Property and Business Liability Claims

The two most common types of slip and fall injury suits are business and residential liability claims.

Business Liability For Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

If you injure yourself on a business’s property because of the owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages sustained. Many slip and fall accidents that take place in professional environments are associated with:

  • Retail stores
  • Fitness centers
  • Shopping plazas
  • Grocery stores
  • Beauty salons
  • Amusement parks
  • Convenient stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
Residential Liability for Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Navigating through the details of homeowners insurance can be complicated and confusing without having experience in property law. Most people are not entirely aware of what their policy protects them from or how they can follow through with filing an injury claim. The attorneys that partner with Fast Help can help you understand what your policy covers and how you can collect compensation for the expenses associated with your injury.

Hazardous Environment and Other Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

It’s the duty of any property owner to keep their surroundings clear of potential threats. If you are injured because of a dangerous condition that was created or allowed to exist by of the owner, speak with a Fast Help affiliated attorney to learn whether you have a legitimate case.

Define: Reasonableness

Presenting a claim that proves a property owner is responsible for your injuries requires evidence that demonstrates the “reasonableness” of the defendant’s actions. To support this point, your attorney will look to answer the following questions in court:

  • How long had the threat existed before the incident took place?
  • How frequently does the property owner inspect their environment?
  • If there was an object that caused the plaintiff to trip and fall, was there a rational excuse for that object’s location? Does that excuse still stand today?

It’s important to keep in mind that your relationship with the incident and association with the property you were injured on will need to be discussed, perhaps presented in court. A few questions that help provide clarity on your behavior at the time of the accident include:

  • Do you have a legitimate excuse for being on the property at the time of the incident? Was the owner expecting you or someone who represents their authority?
  • If other reasonable people were confronted with the same circumstances, would the situation have been avoided or approached with more caution?
  • Were there barriers or messages that warned of the hazardous conditions?

The defendant’s insurance provider will also ask similar questions to these to try and devalue your claim by presenting you as irrational at the time of the accident. Trying to answer such questions may damage the integrity of your case since insurance companies are supported by experienced attorneys who know how to solicit information that favors their client. Fast Help’s personal injury attorneys can speak with the defendant’s insurance provider on your behalf and ensure that the merits of your claim are protected.

Have Your Slip and Fall Accident Claim Reviewed By A Personal Injury Attorney For FREE

If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to speak with an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney as soon as possible. The state’s statutes of limitations impact your ability to file a claim in court, which is why you need to call Fast Help immediately after reporting your accident to the authorities. With experienced legal support, you can concentrate on recovering from your condition and allowing us to ensure your medical costs, missed wages, and other expenses are covered.

Dial (404) 592-0318 to have your slip and fall accident claim reviewed by an experienced attorney for free.

1800-Fast-Help is a medical & legal referral service. 1800-Fast-Help works with 5 attorneys utilizes the AICA Orthopedic clinics when geographically feasible. All attorneys pay a fee to participate. 1800-Fast-Help refers to various cash advance companies for pre-settlement funding.

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