Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer
Injured Due to a Slip and Fall? Call Us! (404) 566-7009
Slip and fall injury claims are one of the most common types of
premises liability claims. These accidents, also called trip and falls, are costly for all
involved, but most especially for the owners who failed to maintain their
property. These incidents arise because someone was injured on another
person’s property—either due to reckless, negligence, or lack
or care and maintenance.
Thousands of people suffer injuries from a slip and fall each year. At
The Weinstein Firm, our Atlanta slip and fall lawyers can represent you if you have a case.
We know how much
a personal injury can put your life on hold. You should not be forced to pay when you are
not at fault.
Contact us today to request a free case review of your slip and fall case.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Our Atlanta slip and fall attorneys can evaluate the evidence to determine
how the property owner was negligent. It may be a poorly installed guardrail
or a hinge that came loose. Property owners have the responsibility of
ensuring that the premises is clear of any hazards, whether it is due
to foreign objects on the ground, ice or snow, a spill, or toxic materials
that poison the environment.
We can handle slip and fall cases caused by any of the following:
- Uneven flooring
- Wet floors
- Slippery floor material
- Damaged sidewalks
- Potholes and ditches
- Ice and snow on stairs, sidewalks, or walkways
- Merchandise or foreign objects cluttering the paths
- Poor or inadequate lighting
- Damaged flooring
An owner can be held liable for accidents due to these if the owner about
the problem but failed to address it. Our Atlanta slip and fall lawyers
can review the incident to determine the severity of your injuries and
help you find the compensation that you are owed.
Falls Caused by Uneven Flooring
Loose or uneven flooring is one of the largest reasons behind slip and
fall accidents. Property owners should be diligent at ensuring that their
area is safe to walk. If they fail to address any persistent problems
or ignore complaints, then they can be held legally responsible for another
Many of these injuries occur on different types of flooring materials, such as:
- Warped hardwood floors
- Loosened tiles
- Cracked or peeled vinyl or linoleum
- Worn, wrinkled, or torn up carpet
It does not matter what type of flooring or the location—another
person’s home, the office, a government building—property
owners still have the responsibility of ensuring their floors are maintained.
It does require effort on their part, by keeping up with day-to-day maintenance.
It is the largest reason numerous injury claims due to slip and falls
on uneven floors are filed every year.
Accidents that Occur in Someone’s Home
For your claim to be successful, we must demonstrate that the homeowners
were somehow negligent. There may have been a lack of care or disregard
for the maintenance of their property. Thus, they would only be liable
if their negligence was the cause of the slip and fall accident. This
is what makes the biggest difference between a case where someone trips
while walking because he or she forgot to tie their shoes versus tripping
because of a sharp, slippery, or otherwise unsafe item on the floor.
Here are some examples of common slip and fall accidents in the home:
- Slipping or tripping on the carpet
- Slipping or tripping on floorboards, vinyl, or tiles
- Tripping on the stairs
- Unsafe or shaky stairways
- Slipping on snow or ice
- Lack of handrails on the stairs
- Slipping on sidewalks or cracked pathways
- Slipping on uneven or poorly maintained porches, balconies
Slip and falls in someone’s home can sometimes be difficult to prove
because it can be difficult to obtain the evidence after the fact. The
circumstances may have changed, or objects and other obstacles in the
home may have been rearranged. The homeowner might have also addressed
the problem, leaving little physical evidence ready. It may not always
be possible to take photos or your injuries or the scene of the accident
immediately after. That is why it is imperative that you have a seasoned
personal injury team to handle the processes for you.
Get Your Free Case Review!
The Weinstein Firm, LLC is here to help you if you or a loved one has been
injured due to a slip and fall injury. You only have a limited amount
of time to file a claim for compensation! The sooner you reach out to
our Atlanta slip and fall attorneys, the sooner we can get the ball rolling
on your claim.