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!