The term Slip and Fall refers to the area of premise liability law where an individual is injured due to various types of material condition deficiencies or hazards in a home, at business, or other property. Injuries may vary in type and levels of severity; and depending upon the injuries sustained the types of medical treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitation periods may differ as well.
Property owners, business establishments, and homeowners have a lawful duty to provide a safe environment for individuals who visit their premises or property.
If you are injured because a property owner fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injuries.
Slip and fall injuries may vary from a sprained ankle to broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries, to paralysis, or even death. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that approximately 8 million people are injured in a slip and fall accident or incident each year in the United States.
The cause or main contributing factor of a slip and fall accident may involve any dangerous physical, material, or environmental condition which poses a threat to cause injury or harm. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to:
When an individual is injured in a slip and fall, they must often endure medical treatment and physical therapy, which in some cases may last for months, years or even the rest of their life. These medical bills can be very daunting, and leave you pondering the uncertainty of how you will manage. Adding to this uncertainty, most slip and fall victims also find themselves loosing essential wages due to missed time from work while recovering.
The financial implication resulting from time missed from work, as well as reduced transportation capabilities may also be a burden which may seen insurmountable as ponder how you will pay for your daily living expenses, pay for your medical bills, and support your family in this difficult time.
When involved in a serious accident, the victim may be subjected to physical or mental disabilities, paralysis, loss of limb, endure long-term or permanent loss of quality of life, or even death.
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If you need to explore your Slip and Fall Injury options, we urge you to then seek the legal advice and representation of professional legal counsel to ensure your legal rights and options are both protected and aggressively represented.
The Augusta slip and fall attorneys in our firm have a well-earned reputation for providing aggressive and high-quality legal services, and we know Georgia slip and fall injury laws. If you are a victim of an accident or personal injury, please complete the form on this webpage or call our office at (706) 828-1045 for a free case evaluation.