Georgia Premises Liability Attorney Explains
Slip and fall injuries account for more than eight million hospital emergency room visits each year, according to statistics from the National Floor Safety Institute. Watch Georgia premises liability attorney Jessica Applegate Edmonds explain the elements of slip and fall injury cases and when victims are allowed to pursue damages for medical costs.
If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident at a business, on the job or other public property, contact our Macon slip and fall lawyers at 1-888-WE-FIGHT or fill out an online case review form on our site.
Premises liability cases, or slip and fall cases, are basically if you are in a store and you’re a patron at that store and you fall or you are injured in some way at a location that somebody owns then we can try and help you recover. In Georgia, slip and fall cases are focused on if you had seen the hazard or whatever you fell on or whatever hurt you at the location that you’re at. If you have already seen it, or if you should’ve known that it was there, then maybe you shouldn’t call a lawyer.
For instance, if you are walking next to a drink cooler and you see a big puddle of water in front of you and you walk through it and then you fall, you probably shouldn’t call a lawyer because you saw the water and you continued to walk into it. However, if you are walking in the automotive section and you slip on water, and you didn’t see it and you fall and you hurt yourself, well, you didn’t know that was there. It’s not typically in an automotive section where you would find water or a clothing section or something like that. If there is a substance on the floor or really anything you didn’t notice because you were distracted by the store itself, something like that we can help you with.
But, I would say always call a lawyer and get it checked out, because you never know what you can do and cases are subjective and so you really need to just call a lawyer anyway to see what goes on. For more information on car wrecks and personal injury, you can go to the McArthurLawFirm.com.