By definition, a slip and fall accident is used to describe when someone slips, trips or falls and is injured as a result – quite often, these types of injuries occur on another person’s property (or place of work), in which case a premises liability claim may be filed against the property owner.
In Savannah and throughout Georgia, people are often injured as a result of slip and fall accidents – which have been to know to range from injuries in an apartment to injuries on commercial property to various types of public areas and recreational zones.
In fact, in a study recently released by the United States Bureau Of Labor Statistics, it was noted that approximately 10% of all work-related injuries stemmed from slip, trip or fall related accidents. While 7% of that figure represented slip and trip accidents, another 3% represented those that had fallen due to slippery or hazardous conditions.
If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, we can help. Our Georgia slip and fall attorneys are available to:
- Evaluate your incident
- Help determine if you may be entitled to compensation
- Guide you through the process of personal injury litigation
…. should you have a case.
To find out more, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form to the right – it’s 100% FREE.
Common Causes of a Slip and Fall Accidents
It’s important to note that While there can be many contributing factors to a slip and fall injury, it can be very difficult to prove the validity of your claim due to the large number of fraudulent claims that have been made over recent years.
When this factor is combined with the large amount of surveillance equipment that many businesses use on, in and around their premises, your claim needs to be very accurate and robust in order to withstand the litigation process.
With this in mind, over time that are a number of genuine situations that have consistently proven to increase the chances of a slip, trip or fall accident occurring.
Some of these can include (but are not limited to):
- Failure to guard against dangerous adjacent areas
- Negligent care of a sidewalk or publicly owned area, such as a pothole in the ground
- Safety code violations
- Torn carpeting
- Changes in flooring
- Poor lighting
- Wet floors
- Unsafe or narrow stairways
- Lack of a hand or grab rail
- Faulty escalator stairs
- Elevator malfunction (quick stop or start)
- Untextured concrete
The Types Of Injuries That Can Be Sustained After A Slip, Trip Or Fall
As with any serious accident, the victims involved in a slip, trip or fall can often suffer multiple injuries.
Due to the unexpected nature of this type of accident, a slip and fall injury can also range from minor strains or sprains to much more serious, life-altering damages.
It’s important to add that these injuries can be magnified depending on what surface the victim falls onto – concrete for example, is MUCH less forgiving than a thick, well manicured lawn.
With this in mind, some of the most common injuries can include:
- Chipped / broken teeth
- Neck strain
- Pinched nerves
At the law offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, our team are compassionate to those that have been injured in a slip and fall incident. We understand that the resulting medical costs, lost wages, physiotherapy and chiropractic costs and other related expenses can simply be too much for many families to bear in these difficult times.
With that in mind, our lawyers have won over $40 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our customers, and we are dedicated to fighting for the MAXIMUM compensation that our clients are eligible for. We have the skill and determination to fight for your rights and can help to guide you safely through the injury litigation process.
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What Does It Cost To Hire The Attorneys From The Eichholz Law Firm?
As responsible members of our local communities, we strongly believe that everyone should have access to competent, comprehensive legal advice. To support that belief, we work on a contingency only basis and we only get paid when we win your case.
If you are unsure if you have a case or not, we also offer a 100% FREE initial case review, that allows our potential clients to submit the details of their case to our attorneys, who will then review those details and determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit.
In the event that we think you have a case, our lawyers will then advise you on the best way to move forward with proceedings.
Contact Our Georgia Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a fall related accident, contact our slip and fall attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm. Don’t delay. You may be eligible for compensation and we can help fight for the justice that you deserve.
A slip and fall accident can bring chaos into your life in an instant, and while the laws here in Georgia exist to protect us, understanding those laws can sometimes be difficult. Our team of highly skilled attorneys can guide provide the experience you need and guide you through the entire litigation process.
With our main office located in Savannah, we also proudly offer legal services to injury victims throughout Georgia and South Carolina including:
…. our team are ready to assist you now.
To find out more, simply contact us on (866) 947-7449 ((866) 947-7449) and a member from our staff will collect some of the details about your accident, and then quickly connect you to one of our attorneys – it’s that easy.
Alternatively, please fill out and submit the “Free Case Review” form at the top of this page. It’s free to send and strictly confidential.