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Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 28-Apr-2016

Thousands of people each year are sadly injured in a slip and fall accident. These accidents can happen anywhere—on the stairs, in a friend’s apartment building, at the grocery store, and on the sidewalk. Sometimes it can be difficult to prove who was responsible for the incident. How can one be sure if the property owner was to blame for the accident, or if it was due to the person’s own error?

As Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Weinstein Firm, LLC, we assist our clients with evaluating every aspect of their case. Our aim is to determine who was at fault for the accident and hold them accountable for their actions.

How a Lawyer Helps Determine Fault

One of the elements that we review carefully is whether or not the property owner knew about the potential danger and whether or not they acted to prevent the situation.

Here is an example: someone is shopping at a grocery store and in one of the aisles, there is a broken jar with its contents spilled. The person slips and becomes injured because the staff failed to clean up the mess or warn customers of the spill in the area. The store owner may be considered negligent if they were aware of the spill and did not address the problem promptly.

Here are some other examples of negligence:

  • Failing to display warning signs
  • Lack of proper lighting or security
  • Wet, slick, or slippery surfaces
  • Building or health code violations
  • Hazardous materials on the paths
  • Poorly maintained escalators or stairs
  • Poor maintenance of sidewalks, roads, or walkways

Property owners may not always be the ones responsible, although it is expected that they should be diligent and have a reasonable amount of care in ensuring that no one would be injured from the incident.

Contact The Weinstein Firm, LLC

As always, we recommend that you consult with our Atlanta personal injury attorneys, we can negotiate with the insurance companies on a settlement based on the facts of the case and the extent of your injuries. These types of claims are not always the easiest to settle, however, we are up to the challenge and can help you find the justice you deserve.

For legal guidance, please contact us today!

Categories: Slip and Fall