Slip, Trip & Fall

Slip and Fall Injuries Account for Over 20% of All Workplace Injuries

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Atlanta, Georgia Slip and Fall Lawyer 

Slip and fall accidents are a major cause of death and injury in Atlanta. A slip and fall on a hard floor can cause broken bones, concussions, torn muscles and ligaments, and even death. When a slip and fall victim slams his or her head on a table or on the hard floor, a devastating traumatic brain injury could happen. Many slip and fall accidents would have been preventable had the property owner taken reasonable precautions. Recovering from a slip and fall accident can be expensive and take a significant amount of time. Medical bills and stress can mount up as you try to recover from your injuries. Recovering compensation from a personal injury lawsuit can significantly reduce your stress and help you focus on your recovery. 

Skilled Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

At James A. Rice, Jr., PC, our law firm focuses on representing clients who have suffered personal injuries in the Atlanta metropolitan area. We have a proven record of obtaining favorable results for our clients injured in slip and fall accidents. For over 30 years, we have focused strictly on fighting for our clients to win significant personal injury verdicts and settlements. If you have suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help. Contact our Atlanta personal injury law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. 

Common Slip and Fall Accident Locations in Atlanta

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, at home, at work, or while running errands. Common locations for slip and fall accidents include the following:

  • Grocery stores
  • Workplaces
  • Sidewalks
  • Entryways
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Apartment complexes
  • Malls
  • Hotels
  • Outdoor retail locations
  • Sidewalks
  • Public parks
  • A neighbor’s deck, yard, or home

Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Atlanta

Falling onto a hard surface unexpectedly can cause a number of different injuries. Many slip and fall victims suffer multiple injuries as a result of one slip and fall. Keep in mind that sometimes the effects of the slip and accident are not always apparent. When the shock of the fall wears off, many injured individuals begin to feel the pain from the full extent of their injuries. This is why seeing a medical examiner for a complete evaluation is important. Do not state that you have not been injured in a slip and fall accident after the accident itself. Common slip and fall injuries include the following:

  • Concussions
  • Sprained wrists 
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Herniated discs
  • Cervical dislocation
  • Spinal injury
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations

Georgia Slip and Fall Laws

Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their land and buildings reasonably safe for authorized visitors. In a Georgia premise liability lawsuit, the injured party brings a lawsuit claiming that the landowner’s negligence caused their slip and fall injuries. When a property owner negligently fails to maintain and keep up the location where the slip and fall occurred, they may be liable to compensate the victim for his or her injuries. If an establishment failed to maintain a safe environment, and that lack of safety lead to a slip and fall, you may have a right to make a legal claim for damages you have suffered from your injury. 

Business owners have a duty to warn customers of any known risks or hazards that the customer might encounter while on the premises. For example, if a grocery store employee mopped the floor and failed to leave any safety warnings, a customer who slipped and fell on the wet floor would likely have a legal claim to compensation. Even if the store did not have actual notice of the dangerous situation, it might be liable. An example of this scenario would be when a store manager knows that certain oil products tend to leak out of the bottle and spill onto the floor and the manager continued to let the dangerous condition happen.

What do You Need to Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

To receive a settlement for your slip and fall injuries, you must prove certain elements. You will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the dangerous condition that, in turn, caused you to slip and fall and become injured. You will also need to prove that you did receive physical injuries. Proving these elements can be difficult, depending on the circumstances. When no witnesses saw the slip and fall, or when a victim did not seek immediate medical care, or already had some injuries before the slip and fall, hiring a skilled lawyer becomes essential. 

At James A. Rice, Jr., PC, our legal team takes the time to thoroughly investigate our client’s cases. We work with a network of experts to help prove that the defendant’s negligence caused our client’s injuries. Our legal team positively links your injuries to the particular time and place of the slip and fall accident. In doing so, we increase your chances of recovering a favorable settlement offer or verdict in court. 

Damages Available in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Successful plaintiffs in slip and fall accidents can recover compensation for the costs associated with the accident. In many cases, personal injury recovery is the one chance that a plaintiff has to recover money to sustain him or herself and her family. Through a successful premises liability lawsuit in Atlanta, a slip and fall victim can secure all of the following types of compensation:

  • Continued medical treatment
  • Medical bills, including bills for surgery, physical therapy, and hospital bills
  • Lost income caused by time off of work while recovering
  • Reduced capacity for future earnings
  • Compensation for inability to perform household or childcare duties
  • Non-economic damages for pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment
  • Punitive damages in some cases

Our Atlanta Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers can Help

Hiring a skilled lawyer is essential after a slip and fall accident. At James A. Rice, Jr., PC, our skilled personal injury lawyers fight hard on behalf of our clients. Contact our Atlanta personal injury law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.

 I contacted Attorney Jim Rice, while devastated, from a slip and fall accident. During my time of healing, Jim supported me and provided guidance through the process. He worked hard to represent my best interests and I was awarded one of the largest verdict in the courts history for this type of injury. Very satisfied! He’s more than my lawyer, he’s my friend!

Layla Bitoy

$42.750,000.00

Verdict against major retailer involving shooting of client resulting in $700,000.00 in medical bills.

$2,200,000.00

Resulting from motor vehicle collision.

$1,500,000.00

Motor vehicle accident involving DUI. Policy limits recovery.

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