Do You Have Grounds For A Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
Did you know that owners of both residential and commercial properties in Atlanta are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all visitors? If you have a slip and fall on someone else’s premises, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Prove That The Property Owner Is At Fault
When pursuing an insurance settlement or filing a personal injury lawsuit you’ll need to prove that the property owner is responsible for your injuries due to their negligence.
An example of this situation is the owner having knowledge of a dangerous condition on their property, like a pothole or uneven sidewalk, but neglecting to make repairs. Being able to prove that the dangerous condition was present for a while and that the owner had plenty of time to remedy the situation, will help your case.
Some commercial properties have employees that perform routine inspections of the property and note potential hazards. Finding out if such a log exists and seeing if the situation that caused your fall was previously noted, can help you prove that the owner knew about the condition and did nothing to fix the issue.
Property owners can also be held responsible for a slip and fall that occurred because they caused a dangerous condition leading to your accident. For example, leaving a puddle of water on the floor where people walk and not posting a wet floor sign.
Getting Help With Your Claim
To better understand what legal claims you can make, speak with Conley Griggs Partin, LLP our Atlanta and Moultrie, Georgia attorneys. We look forward to helping you recover financial damages caused by your accident.
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