Slip & Fall Victim? Learn About Your Options

A slip and fall accident may sound like a small mishap, but these incidents can lead to major injuries, crippling pain, income loss, mounting medical costs, and a variety of other damages. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and falls result in more than 8 million emergency room visits each year. One in five accidents, according to the CDC, results in severe injury.

Slip and fall accidents are dangerous because they can happen everywhere — public buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, and other peoples’ homes. No matter where you were or what caused you to slip and fall, you have the right to pursue compensation from the party liable for your injuries

The attorneys at Farah & Farah have been helping people get back on their feet after slip and fall injuries for 40 years. Call our Brunswick slip and fall attorneys at (912) 388-4921 to get a free, no-obligation case review now.

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Types of Injuries and Common Hazards

People suffer many types of injuries in slip and fall accidents. After a slip and fall it is important to document all of your injuries. Even if you are feeling fine right afterward, some injuries may not be noticeable until days later. Sometimes injuries that seem minor become bigger concerns so you need to document them with photographs and a medical exam. This documentation could be very important in your case.

Injuries caused by a slip and fall may include:

Construction Worker Falling Off Ladder And Injuring Leg

Unsafe conditions like wet floors, unmarked curbs, cracks in the pavement, broken stairs, or other tripping hazards often cause these accidents. Property owners are responsible for ensuring visitors are safe from harm. Negligence on their part can be dangerous for everyone.

Who is Liable For Your Injuries?

Determining who is at fault in a slip and fall accident can be complex. There are usually many parties involved, such as landlords, property managers, owners, and tenants. Premises liability law states landowners must ensure the safety of people on their property. Specifically, the law says property owners are responsible for:

Additionally, Georgia law dictates that it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that all invitees and licensees have an injury-free experience on their premises. 

The different types of invitees and licensees are as follows: 

Economic invitee: these include anyone going to a business for economic reasons. For example visitors to grocery stores or nursing homes are economic invitees. It is generally the responsibility of the property owner to provide a safe experience. 

 

Social invitees: these include anyone who has permission to visit a property for social reasons. For example, friends visiting a friend at a house they own. In these cases, there is less of an expectation to provide a reasonably safe experience. 

 

Licensees: these include anyone who has permission to be on the property but is not the property owner. Examples of licensees are social guests of someone who lives in a rented apartment. The owner must warn licensees about any conditions that could cause injury. 

 

Trespassers: these include anyone who has no permission to be on the property. While there are many urban legends about trespassers suing after an injury, these are less frequent than they seem. However, there are exceptions to this rule, for example, small children. 

 

If a property owner’s oversight results in injury, they should be held accountable. At Farah & Farah, we believe you deserve justice, and we will help you fight to get it.

How Our Brunswick Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Help You and Your Family

The experienced attorneys at Farah & Farah are ready to fight to secure the maximum settlement in your case. Compensation can relieve the financial stress you’ve taken on since your accident. This will help you focus on getting your life back to normal.

 If you or a loved one are injured because of a slip and fall, our team can help:

Liable parties in these cases often try to avoid responsibility. With experienced legal professionals in your corner, you can be confident that you are presenting your strongest case.  

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“My daughter was hurt in a car accident in June of last year I called Farah and Farah and within an hour someone came to my house and got a statement. He was so friendly and understand broke everything down to me.”

 

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“They went above and beyond for me as their clients,and took time out of their schedule to keep me update.”

Farah & Farah Employs the Top Slip and Fall Lawyers in Brunswick

After being injured in a slip and fall accident, the best thing to do is contact a knowledgeable lawyer. The Brunswick attorneys at Farah & Farah have helped people get their maximum settlement for over 40 years.

Farah & Farah operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us any legal fees until we win your case. 

Farah & Farah has been fighting slip and fall cases for over 40 years. Call our Brunswick office today at (912) 388-4921 for your free, no-obligation case review

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Want More Information About Slip and Fall Cases?

If you have been injured, you may be wondering what to do next. Many people contact us with questions like: