What are slip and fall personal injury claims?

Slip and fall accidents arise when someone falls due to a slippery defective floor. However, in Georgia, to have a slip and fall personal injury claim, you must prove that the occupier of the property either knew or should have known that there was a slipper or defective condition. Most personal injury claims arise at commercial properties such as stores or apartments. Common defenses to slip and fall personal injury claims are that the claimant knew about the defect or that the slippery condition, such as a spill, had recently occurred.

What should you do if you are injured in a slip and fall accident?

  1. Notification: You need to tell the store employees or property owner immediately after you fell and ask for an incident report to be prepared.
  2. Photographs: You also need to take photographs of where you fell and of what defect caused you to fall.
  3. Treatment: If you are hurt, you need to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, you can call for an ambulance to take you to the hospital.
  4. Call the Griffin Law Firm: It is important to call our slip and fall attorneys as soon as possible so we can investigate the accident, notify the insurance company that insures the property, and help you get the additional medical treatment you need.

What do you have to prove to win a slip and fall personal injury claim?

  1. You must prove that there was a slippery condition or defect that caused you to slip and fall.
  2. You also must prove that the person or company using the property either knew or should have known about the slipper or defective condition.
  3. You also must prove that you didn't know about the slipper or defective condition.

Why should you hire the slip and lawyers at the Griffin Law Firm for your personal injury claim?

Attorney Richard Griffin encourages you to use the below links to evaluate our firm in the three important areas of Firm Awards, Firm Reviews, and Case Results. The Griffin Law Firm is highly rated in all three of these important areas.

How much is your slip and fall personal injury claim worth?

You can submit your slip and fall personal injury claim using our free Slip and Fall Settlement Calculator to find out. It costs nothing to get this invaluable information that will give you a goal for your case. The Griffin Law Firm can be the way you reach the goal of an outstanding slip and fall personal injury recovery.

What factors determine how much your slip and fall personal injury claim is worth?

  • Medical Bills: Personal injury claims are worth more if the injuries require extensive medical treatment such as physical therapy, chiropractic, ER treatment, pain management, and surgery.
  • Severe Injuries: If your injuries involve fractures, herniated discs, joint injuries, TBI, concussions, or any other permanent injury, you have a high-value personal injury claim.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries keep you out of work, we can recover your lost wages.
  • Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate the injured party for the pain, anxiety, depression, frustration, and other negative impact on your daily living.
  • Scarring: You can recover more if you have a permanent scar that serves as a constant reminder of your injuries.
  • Permanent Impairment Ratings: If your injuries create permanent limitations to the use of your body, you can recover additional money for your lifetime of pain and suffering.

Contact The Griffin Law Firm For A Free Consultation

We have advocated for our Georgia clients for decades. There's no need to handle these difficult matters of law all alone. Call us today at 877-PAIN-LAW or use our Contact Us form below for your free consultation and claim evaluation.