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Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer

The attorneys with the Marks Law Group have experience pursuing negligent business owners for damages and compensation for our clients who have been injured in slip and fall accidents at Atlanta-area businesses.

In fact, our lead attorney Aaron Marks was able to secure a settlement with retail giant WalMart for a Kennesaw, Georgia resident who fell in one of their stores. Although other, larger law firms refused to take the woman’s case, he quickly obtained video evidence from the retailers’ own surveillance cameras that led to a fair settlement.

The area of law that covers slip and fall injuries and other injuries on private property is also known as “premises liability.” Our Atlanta lawyers have extensive knowledge of premises liability law. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a local business, let our attorneys go to work for you.

Slip and Fall Accidents in Atlanta

More than 300,000 slip and fall accidents occur every year in the United States, often resulting from negligent behavior on behalf of the property owner. While this is not always the case, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney to understand your rights and if the property owner or operator may be liable for your injuries.

At Marks Law Group, LLC, our Atlanta slip and fall lawyers have successfully handled accident cases caused by:

  • Obstructed Walkways or Stairs
  • Poor Lighting
  • Recently Mopped/Waxed Flooring
  • Ripped or Torn Carpeting
  • Spills
  • Uncovered Holes
  • Uneven Steps of Floors
  • Weather Conditions

What to Do After a Slip and Fall

If you are injured after falling at an Atlanta business, there are several details you can gather to adequately pursue a claim with the help of our experienced and dedicated Atlanta personal injury attorneys.

First, document everything that contributed to the fall. Write down, as soon as you can, when and where in Atlanta the accident took place and your opinion of the cause. Get the names, telephone numbers, and contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident. 

If there was something specific that caused your fall, take a picture of it with your camera phone or device or ask someone else to do so and send it to you. It is important to preserve all the evidence you can right away, so your Atlanta slip and fall accident claim has all the details right. 

It is important to document the evidence that caused your personal injury before it can be removed or fixed.

Report your fall and/or injury to whoever oversees the area where you were injured, whether it is a property manager or a store clerk. Do not admit any fault or make a statement without our attorney present. Be sure that someone who is affiliated with the business knows that you have slipped and fallen. Do not sign anything before, during, or after your exchange.

Next, get medical help. Although many people may feel embarrassed about a slip and fall accident, the truth is you can do more harm than good by just moving on from the situation. Even if you are not in immediate pain it is possible you could have incurred an injury that may only worsen with time if left untreated.

Finally, contact our office right away. Allow us to review the scene, collect additional evidence, and hold the negligent responsible for the recklessness that caused your slip and fall injury. It is important to disseminate the information from the incident — including witnesses and the condition of the property — so that we can review all the facts while they are fresh in everyone’s minds. This will help support your Atlanta slip and fall case and allow us to pursue the negligent party successfully.

What are Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents can leave victims with major medical expenses, long-term rehabilitation needs, and painful injuries that can last a lifetime. If you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident in Atlanta, it’s important to take steps as soon as possible after an accident if you wish to pursue a claim for the money you may be owed. Get a free evaluation of your injury claim after a slip and fall by contacting the professional and effective Atlanta premises liability attorneys at the Marks Law Group.

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere. While the elderly or disabled are particularly vulnerable to slip and fall accidents, hidden hazards can take down even healthy and able-bodied individuals. Common reasons for slip-and-fall accidents include:

Weather Conditions

No one can control the weather, but businesses and public buildings have a duty to mitigate the hazards that weather can pose to customers. When weather conditions make floors or walkways hazardous, businesses must make efforts to warn customers of slippery surfaces, use salt or gravel to limit the slipperiness, or put out non-slip mats to prevent accidents.

Customer Spills

In grocery stores and restaurants, it is inevitable that other customers will drop jars or drinks, creating an unsafe condition. Management can’t always prevent these accidents, but they have a responsibility to clean up these spills as soon as possible, and to inspect the business premises regularly for any such spills.

Uneven Surfaces

When flooring materials, such as tile or carpet, begin to peel up from the floor, they can pose a dangerous tripping hazard that customers might not notice. Customers can also fall victim to dangerous falls when stairs are uneven or damaged, or if slippery stairs lack a nonslip edge.

Lack of Proper Safety Precautions in Nursing Homes

A bad fall can result in grave or fatal injuries for the elderly. Nursing homes or assisted living facilities that lack safety railings along walkways or in bathrooms, or which fail to provide adequate staffing, may be liable for injuries suffered by residents in slip-and-fall accidents.

How Do You Know if You Have a Valid Injury Claim?

To successfully file a personal injury claim in Atlanta you, or your lawyer, will need to prove four main elements. The elements of negligence and examples of how they affect slip and fall claims are:

Duty of care is the first element then must be proven. You must have been on the property legally when the accident occurred. Property owners have certain duties imposed on them when guests are present.

Second, the property owner must have breached their legal duty of care due to some type of negligence.

Third, the owner of the property breached their duty of care by failing to maintain keep their property safe. Had they done so, you would not have fallen and sustained your injuries.

Fourth, your accident must caused you to suffer specific damages. Damages can include things like lost wages, medical expenses, pain, and suffering, and more.

Schedule a Free Consultation for Your Claim

Don’t fight for the money you’re owed after a Georgia slip-and-fall accident without help—contact the dedicated, experienced, and aggressive Atlanta personal injury lawyers at the Marks Law Group, LLC to find out how we can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries, at 404-793-0998.

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