4 Slip and Fall Tips

Were you seriously injured due to a slip and fall and have questions about our 4 slip and fall tips? Call our Georgia attorneys today.

1) Suing a Municipality for a Slip and Fall

4 Slip and Fall TipsSometimes slips and falls happen on government property – on a city-owned sidewalk, for example. If that has happened to you, you may want to know if you have a case against whoever is responsible or whoever had control over this particular piece of property or object. Before you can even bring a claim or lawsuit against the at fault parties, there are some procedural hurdles that you have to jump through, including sending them a letter within a certain amount of time.

To get your case on the right foot, you’re going to need an attorney who can jump through the necessary procedural hoops. If you don’t lay out your case and your damages and your issues perfectly, according to particular Georgia statutes, then regardless of how injured you are how hurt you are – even if someone is killed –you don’t have a case.

If you’ve been hurt on the property of the city, a county or the state, give us a call. We want to make sure that you get everything done efficiently so that you can bring a claim or a lawsuit down the road. If you have any questions about that, or any other personal injury related matter in Georgia, please give us a call.

2) Speaking to an Insurance Adjuster After a Slip and Fall

You slipped and fell, and now you are hurt. You’re resting at home when you receive a call from the insurance company. The person on the phone tells you that she is trying to do the right thing and that she needs you to give her as much information as you can so she can help you. While this may seem the thing to do, it is, in fact, the worst thing that you can do for your slip and fall case.

Never, ever, ever give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster when you’ve slipped and fallen on someone else’s property. You’re not require to, and you do not have to. Call an attorney. Speak with us or another lawyer, and we’ll be happy to tell you what to do and how to walk you through that process. Do not, under any circumstances, give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster.

3) Slip and Fall on Residential Property

If you’ve slipped and fallen at someone’s home or apartment, you will want to let them know about your injury. If you’re hurt, the first thing you need to do is go to the emergency room—not your primary care physician or family doctor. Once you have been examined, contact the owner of the residence and tell them that you need their insurance information. They are required to give you this information by law. Then, bring this information to your attorneys.

If you are worried about bringing a claim because you don’t want things to be adversarial, contact our experienced slip and fall attorneys. We have dealt with cases like this before and will be sure to sort out any complications that may arise.

4) Slip and Fall Due to Faulty Steps

You’ve slipped and fallen on some steps. Maybe concrete or wood gave way and a nail came loose, maybe there was mildew on the steps – who knows? All you know is that you slipped and fell on someone else’s stairs and you’re hurt. The question is, how does that affect your case? If the premises owner knew that these steps were covered in mildew – knew that these steps were wet, knew that these steps had some varnish that made them abnormally slick or there had been falls previously, or this one particular brick in these stairs were loose –or if there’s a code violation at the location, they are at fault.

We’ll figure out, based on what you tell us, where your case stands. If you have any questions about slipping and falling on someone else’s steps, give us a call; we’d be happy to speak with you.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to a slip and fall and have questions about our 4 slip and fall tips?

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