Slip & Fall Attorneys Serving
Lavonia & Hartwell, Georgia
Experienced in Premises Liability
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Though they can be natural and many of us get by with a bruise or scrape, sometimes slip and falls can cause serious injuries that can lead to medical costs and other losses, all of which create a financial burden you can’t afford. If you believe a property owner or someone else created the dangerous conditions that caused your fall, you may be able to collect damages by filing a personal injury claim. To determine whether you have a valid case in Georgia, don’t hesitate to call Berelc Law Firm. Our Lavonia slip and fall attorneys have settled many premises liability cases successfully and have recovered millions for our clients so they have one less thing to worry about.
Call to schedule a free, same-day consultation with one of our attorneys, or fill out our online form. We can meet with you one-on-one to learn more about your accident and offer you options.
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What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that involves accidents and injuries caused by dangerous or negligent property conditions. The owner or manager of the property or building where the accident took place is often held responsible. In Georgia and most other states, premises liability claims can be filed against retailers, property managers, homeowners, landlords, and government entities.
In order to have a successful claim, individuals must be able to prove that the property owner in question owed a duty of care and violated this duty, directly causing the individual’s injuries and damages. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their land is kept free of hazards and is safe for visitors, guests, and tenants to walk on and use. Because slip and fall accidents are challenging to navigate, it’s crucial that you hire an attorney following your accident. Our team is happy to sit down with you and learn more about your unique situation.
Common Slip & Fall Hazards
Slip and fall accidents must be taken seriously, as they can result in severe injuries that can be expensive to treat and may impact the way you live your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20-30% of people involved in fall accidents suffer moderate to severe injuries. Though falls typically cause broken bones, they can also result in catastrophic injuries like paralysis and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Even if you suspect no one is at fault for your injuries, it’s still best practice to seek a professional legal opinion.
Hazards that are known to cause slips and falls include:
Poorly lit areas
Unsecured ladders and scaffolding
Slippery floors due to wetness from spills or weather conditions like rain or snow
Broken stairs or handrails
Cluttered hallways and aisles
Uneven surfaces, including bunched carpet, potholes, uneven bricks, and more
What to Do After an Accident
Slip and falls can happen anywhere, from in a grocery store to a public parking lot. No matter where your accident occurred, your number one priority should be your health. After your accident, seek medical attention to diagnose and treat any injuries you may have.
In order to have a successful claim, evidence is key. Having a medical record that lists your injuries can be useful, as well as any documentation of the accident itself, including photos of the scene, timestamps, and witness statements. A law firm also has the resources needed to collect this information and can get to work when you call.
Once our attorneys have established negligence in your accident, we can help you cover the costs of the following damages:
Medical expenses, including hospital bills, medications, and more
Lost wages from missing work
Pain and suffering
Loss of future earnings
Because insurance companies prioritize their bottom line, they may be looking for ways to avoid compensating you. They may even allege that you caused your own slip and fall accident. Having an attorney by your side to protect you and your interests is crucial in your mission to secure financial compensation. Having defended our clients’ rights time and again, Berelc Law Firm can be trusted to handle your unique injury case.
Our Lavonia slip and fall attorneys have recovered millions for injured clients and can help you heal when you call. After an accident, you deserve quality representation from a firm that cares.