Slip and fall accidents occur throughout Savannah and often result 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 someone 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 there being many possible factors to a slip and fall injury, proving your claim can be quite tricky due to a large number of fraudulent claims that have been made over recent years.
With both a large 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 withstand 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 space, (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 a multitude of injuries.
Because slip and fall accidents are 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
Call Us Today for a Savannah Slip and Fall Attorney
Savannah is a coastal city in Georgia known for its scenic attractions. Unfortunately, the seaside city has seen slip and fall incidents just like any other city.
For an expert slip and fall Attorney, Savannah residents can contact the Eichholz Law Firm. At the Eichholz Law Firm, we provide free and reliable legal counsel and will get you the justice you deserve. Call the Eichholz Law Firm for a Savannah lawyer today.