Were you seriously injured due to a slip and fall in Georgia? Read our 4 slip and fall tips that may help your case, then contact us today!
1) Hiring the Right Attorney
When you hire an attorney in Georgia to represent you for a slip and fall related personal injury matter, don’t just hire anyone. Not every attorney knows what they’re doing. Slip and fall cases are some of the tougher cases in Georgia to recover. If you get rear-ended by somebody on the freeway, they get a ticket and liability is pretty clear. Liability in a slip and fall case can be less clear.
In a slip and fall case, you have to prove a number of different issues. For example, you need to demonstrate that they knew or should have known of the substance – the liquid, the curled up mat, the broken tile – whatever it was that caused you to slip and fall or trip and fall. This can be difficult, and you need to hire an attorney who knows how to do that. At our firm, we know what we’re doing when it comes to slip and fall cases, and we bust our tails for you.
2) Common Mistakes To Avoid
Mistakes often happen in the beginning of a slip and fall case. When you first fall, whether at a retailer or a fast food restaurant, you may not realize in the moment that you’re going to be involved in a personal injury case. These are mistakes that you can and should avoid, however, to protect your case. The primary mistake that clients make is not making a report. They slip and fall, they get hurt, they’re embarrassed… and they don’t bother to go speak with anybody in charge. If you’ve fallen within the last 48 hours and you’re looking at our website, go back to that store and make a report.
The second mistake people make is they don’t preserve evidence. A lawyer can help you with that. We can send out a letter and ask for the preservation of surveillance video, for example. Videos can get erased, so you want to make sure that the owner preserves the video.
A third mistake people often make is not taking any photos to document the scene. Capturing photographic evidence of what caused your slip and fall is essential to your case. Three years from now when you’re in front of a jury, you want to have that photo to describe what caused your injury.
3) Impact of a Wet Floor Sign
Imagine this scenario—you slip and fall at somebody’s premises and, when you look up , you see that there’s a wet floor sign. At this point you might think you do not have a case. This is not true. Even if a sign is present when you fall, it does not mean that you are not hurt; it certainly doesn’t mean that the retailer or premises owner is not at fault.
Georgia law says that a premises owner has to warn you of a hazard that they’re aware of, but that warning has to be reasonable. If you fall, get a picture of that wet floor sign. We’ll be able to give you some guidance and answer your concerns. If you have any questions about a wet floor sign that was out or multiple wet floor signs that were out, give us a call; we’d be happy to answer those questions for you.
4) Claim Value
You’ve slipped and fallen recently. You’re hurt. You may be wondering, what’s my case worth? Contact us today to discuss the value of your slip and fall claim. We’ll go through the details of your case, and we’ll figure it out. The very first thing we’re going to do is find out what the defendant did wrong, and we’re incredibly experienced at doing that. Our results speak for themselves. If you have any questions about what your slip and fall case is worth, or any slip and fall related matter for an incident that happened here in Georgia, please give us a call; we’d love to speak with you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to a slip and fall in Georgia and have questions?
After reading our 4 slip and fall tips that may help your case, contact the experienced Georgia slip and fall lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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