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Slip, trip, and fall incidents injure many Americans. In fact, each year 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. If you were injured in a slip, trip, or fall incident, you need to hire an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer.

Our Atlanta premises liability lawyers have successfully represented injury victims for decades. We’ll deliver the best customer service and the greatest result. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

Common Slip and Fall Injury Locations

Slip and fall incidents typically occur in the following locations:

  • Hotels
    The Norfolk State University Hospitality program reports that slip and falls are the most common hotel incidents. 70% of slip and fall incidents occur at businesses.
  • Restaurants
    There are approximately 3-9 slip and fall injuries at any given American restaurant each year.
  • Grocery Stores
    The National Floor Safety Institute reports that grocery stores collectively spend more than $400 million each year to compensate slip and fall accident victims. Those incidents are the leading cause of injuries among employees and store patrons.
  • Stairs
    90% of falls at worship centers occur on the stairs. Trip and falls are common on stairs in all types of buildings, including apartments and schools.

Typically, the accident victim is a property guest when they fall. The injured person might be able to sue the homeowner or property manager if they knew, or should have known, about the hazardous condition that caused the slip and fall incident.

If a property owner or manager didn’t take reasonable steps to prevent your slip and fall accident, you should call an Atlanta slip and fall accident lawyer.

How Slip and Fall Incidents Happen

Here are the factors that increase the likelihood that you might slip and fall:

  • Changes in flooring texture. For example, many victims fall where the floor carpet transitions into tiles
  • Accidents occur on sticky or slick floors.
  • Snow and ice cause many slip and fall injuries.
  • Many victims trip and fall on uneven gravel or pavement.
  • Cracks in the flooring or in the sidewalk often cause trip and fall accidents.
  • Potholes sometimes cause injuries.
  • Some people fall when their shoe toes catch the curb’s edge.
  • Elevation changes cause many slips and falls.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall incidents often cause bone fractures and spinal injuries. The CDC also reports that slip and fall incidents were the top cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Here are some other types of Atlanta slip and fall accident injuries:

  • Fractured Bones
    Victims often break bones when they fall. The elderly usually suffer hip and pelvic fractures. Victims across all age groups commonly fracture their wrists and ankles.
  • Death
    The CDC reports that falls are the main cause of death in older adults. Children are also vulnerable to serious slip and fall injuries.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
    If you hit your head when you fell, you might suffer a TBI. TBI symptoms include: cognitive deficits, seizures, headaches, memory loss, and mood changes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
    Slips and falls are the second-most common causes of older adults’ spinal cord injuries. Anyone that falls on their back could possibly damage their spinal cord. Sometimes, spinal injuries even cause paralysis.
  • Back, Shoulder, and Neck Injuries
    Slip and fall incidents often harm the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. For instance, many victims suffer ligament sprains and strains. Others suffer herniated spinal discs.
  • Knee Injuries
    Many people tear the soft tissues in their knees when they fall.

Atlanta Slip And Fall Injury Claims

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you might be able to sue the property owner or manager. Sometimes, you can also sue the renter if the renter is responsible for keeping the property safe. Our Atlanta slip and fall lawyers will identify all potentially liable parties. Then, we’ll make sure that each party pays its fair share of your damages.

Most insurance adjusters offer very little money to settle slip and fall claims. In fact, they often blame the victim. Therefore, if you want to maximize your settlement, you typically need to litigate your claim in court.

Litigation begins when you file your lawsuit. Your lawsuit complaint explains who’s at fault for causing your injuries. It also identifies the damages you suffered. Once the process server serves the complaint on the at-fault parties, your case proceeds to the “discovery” phase. During “discovery”, the parties exchange documents and testimony. Once the “discovery” phase is completed, your case is set for trial.

Some cases settle on the eve of trial. If your case doesn’t settle, it will go to trial. During trial, your Atlanta slip and fall lawyers will prove your case to the jury and ask them to award you compensation for your losses.

Our Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Help You

Slip, trip, and fall incidents often cause serious injuries that require expensive medical care. Our Atlanta premises liability lawyers will help you win justice. Just give us a call. We’re here to help you.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer.

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