Slip and fall accidents can happen throughout Augusta with some cases resulting in injuries. These injuries can occur on an individual’s personal property, a business’ commercial property, or on various types of public and recreational areas
A slip and fall accident occurs when an individual slips, trips, or falls and is injured as a result. These types of injuries can lead to a premises liability claim being filed against a property owner.
Common Causes of a Slip and Fall Accidents
With slip and fall injuries containing many possible factors, proving your claim can be quite difficult due to a large number of fraudulent claims that have been made over recent years.
With a significant number of fraudulent claims and a large amount of surveillance equipment that many businesses use on, in and around their premises, you’ll need to make sure that your claim is very accurate to make it through the litigation process.
Nevertheless, many actual situations have consistently proven to increase the chances of a slip, trip, or fall accident occurring.
Some of these situations include (but are not limited to):
- Failure to guard against hazardous adjacent areas
- Negligent care of a sidewalk or publicly owned area, (i.e. 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
Types of Slip, Trip or Fall Injuries
As with any serious accident, the victims involved in a slip, trip or fall can often endure several types of injuries.
Because slip and fall accidents are generally unexpected in nature, a slip and fall injury can range from minor strains or sprains to more severe, life-altering damages.
Depending on the surface the victim falls onto, slip and fall injuries can also be magnified. Concrete, for example, will cause a more severe injury than a well-treated lawn.
With that said, some of the most common slip and fall injuries can include (but are not limited to):
- Fractures and broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Deep tissue bruising
- Facial damages
- Traumatic brain injury
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Neck strain
- Pinched nerves
Get an Augusta Slip and Fall Lawyer from the Eichholz Law Firm
Augusta, the second largest city in Georgia, is known for being a regional center for medicine, biotechnology, and cybersecurity. The city is home to several companies’ distribution centers and headquarters. With such a large, diverse workforce, slip and fall accidents are likely to occur among the working populations. Unfortunately, Augusta has witnessed fatal falling incidents in the workplace. When slip and fall accidents occur, Augusta residents can rely on the American Bar Association to find an Augusta lawyer.
Augusta residents can also come to the Eichholz Law Firm for an experienced Augusta lawyer. At the Eichholz Law Firm, we provide professional legal counsel that is 100% free. Our lawyers will ensure that you get the justice you deserve. Call the Eichholz Law Firm for an Augusta lawyer today.