Atlanta Slip Fall Injuries.
Atlanta slip fall injuries often occur whether it happens at a friend’s house the grocery store or. The property owner, in some instances, is responsible for the injuries of the injured party, and the owner won’t be held liable in others.
To win your slip and fall case, you’ll need to prove that someone else often the property owner or manager — is liable for your injuries, whether you’re pursuing a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance settlement.
Injuries From Slips
Someone can slip and be injured due to dangerous conditions such as changes in flooring, torn carpeting, narrow stairs, a wet floor, or poor lighting. The same goes if someone falls down a flight of stairs or trips on a cracked or broken public sidewalks.
Furthermore, if someone slips or falls outdoors because of snow, ice, rain or a hidden danger, such as a pothole in the ground, a slip, and fall case might arise.
There must be a responsible party whose negligence caused a slip and fall injury to recover damages for an injury sustained on another person’s property. This sound obvious, but most people don’t realize that some Atlanta slip fall injuries are accidents caused, if anything, by their carelessness.
Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Cases
If you slip or fall in someone else’s property, there’s no defined way to determine whether the property owner is responsible for your injuries. Every case turns on whether you were careless in not avoiding or seeing the condition that caused your accident, and whether the property owner/manager acted carefully and sufficiently to ensure that slipping or falling wasn’t likely to occur. Here are some general guidelines to help you decide whether someone else was legally responsible for your slip and fall injury.
You Need To Prove The Cause Of The Accident
In most cases, you must prove that the cause of the accident was a “dangerous condition,” if you’re injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property and that the property owner or manager knew the condition existed.
A dangerous condition must have been a condition that the injured person shouldn’t have anticipated under the circumstances, and it must present an unreasonable risk to any person on the property. Therefore, people must be aware of and avoid obvious dangers.
To determine that a property owner or manager knew of a hazardous condition, you must show that:
- The owner/manager negligently failed to fix the condition even after he or she knew it existed
- The owner/manager created the condition
- The condition existed for such a long time that the owner/manager should’ve known about it and corrected it before the slip and fall accident in question
It must have been foreseeable that the negligence of a property owner or manager would create the danger at issue for him or her to be held liable.
Filing a Slip and Fall Claim Atlanta? Get Legal Help Today
You should discuss your claim/case with our experienced slip and fall accident attorney at Bobe & Snell, LLC if you have suffered Atlanta slip fall injuries on someone else’s property and are considering a legal claim or personal injury lawsuit. You should do quickly since there are time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits.
Atlanta Slip Fall Injuries
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