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Recently, one of our clients had a slip and fall case settle very successfully in her favor. Our client’s slip and fall accident happened more than three years ago at the Publix Supermarket in Monroe, GA. She was proceeding through the checkout aisle and as she reached for her bagged groceries she slipped on water on the floor. Our client faced a huge problem when she faced serious injuries- back pain, bruised knee and chest wall contusions- but lacked medical insurance. Publix would not pay for any of her medical care, so she turned to Kalka & Baer for help.
Our lawyers helped our client receive a settlement from Publix Supermarkets for hazardous conditions and failing to provide and maintain adequate inspections procedures to safeguard their shoppers. She was able to undergo a necessary back surgery fixing a bulging disc and a herniated disc in her lower back that resulted from the slip and fall. She was also able to financially cover pre- and post-surgery care regarding her injuries as well as cover wages lost during her recovery time.
This case shows several typical things that happen to victims of slip and fall accidents. A slip (trip) and fall accident is a personal injury incident in which a person slips, falls and thus is injured on someone else’s property. If the accident is due to the property owner’s negligence by not correctly maintaining the safety of the property, there can be cause to sue the property owner.
Section 51-3-1 of the Georgia Code states that, "[w]here an owner or occupier of land, by express or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his premises for any lawful purpose, he is liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe."
When the property owner or operator breaks that code, they can be held responsible for certain slip and fall accidents. And slip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries, ranging from knee injuries to back injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can happen when least expected. If you have been injured from a slip and fall accident, you need a professional Monroe slip and fall attorney. Kalka & Baer works hard to help slip and fall victims- gathering evidence quickly, securing outside depositions/testimony and mediating on the client’s behalf. If we take on your case, we will do everything within our power to make sure your rights are protected and your voice is heard.
Contact a Kalka & Baer attorney today if you would like a consultation regarding your slip and fall accident.