Cobb County Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
One of the most common types of personal injury cases is slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls are sudden accidents that usually result in injuries such as head and neck injuries, strains, sprains and contusions, broken bones and dislocations, traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, damaged internal organs, coma, or death. Many injured victims require extensive medical treatment, such as hospitalization with long-term rehabilitation.
Victims often miss work, placing stress and financial hardship on a household. If a slip and fall accident was due to another’s negligence or recklessness, then the responsible individual may be liable to the injured victim for monetary compensation.
If you or a loved one received injuries from a slip and fall accident, you should contact an attorney who can aggressively fight for your rights to the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Some causes of slip and fall accidents are:
- Wet floors and slippery, icy steps or walkways
- Poorly maintained premises (loose carpeting, broken tiles, uneven steps, debris)
- Inadequately lit rooms, walkways, or stairways
All accidents are unique. Depending on the situation and the severity of the injuries, the victim may sue for monetary compensation and damages in the form of loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, medical costs incurred and future medical care, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Sometimes, a slip and fall can be catastrophic enough to cause a fatality, which may necessitate the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.
Before you settle a slip and fall injury insurance claim, you should speak with an attorney. Our lawyers at Blevins and Hong, P.C. are knowledgeable and experienced in all types of slip and fall accidents and can help you with the monetary compensation for your injuries.
When someone suffers from a slip and fall injury, the types of injuries sustained can be serious. Trauma to the brain, damage to the spinal cord, nerve damage, fractures, and serious muscle tears are some of the possible outcomes. Often, these types of accidents are caused by a negligent property owner (either a private homeowner or a business owner).
Slip and falls sometimes occur because an individual is simply not paying attention to their surroundings. However, they also occur because someone did not address an unsafe situation that may have prevented the accident, if addressed correctly. A property owner may have ignored a hazard or a landlord may have taken too much time to address a safety issue. In such cases, the owner of the property is generally liable for the injuries caused by the accident.
Assessing property owner negligence related to a slip and fall accident usually depends on the strength and availability of the following evidence:
- Photos or video of the dangerous conditions on the property
- Documentation and reports of injuries sustained
- Proof of prior notice that an unsafe condition required attention
- Testimony of eyewitnesses at the scene when the accident occurred
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