Almost any accident can be prevented, especially if certain precautions and care are taken to safeguard an area and protect people from both hidden, and visible, dangers. During the holidays, however, slip & fall accidents tend to be more prevalent. Whether it is due to increased crowds, colder temperatures, holiday parties, or any other reason, many people are simply unaware of the hazards surrounding slip & fall accidents. However, with more than 1 million people every year being injured in slip & fall accidents, and approximately 30 percent of those sustaining serious or catastrophic injuries, it is extremely important for each and every one of us to be aware of, and keep an eye out for, situations that could cause a slip & fall accident.
Some of the most common situations capable of causing slip & fall accidents are: wet surfaces, icy surfaces, damaged or uneven pavement, insufficient lighting, falling objects, inadequate security, improper signage and more. As home owners and property owners are legally responsible for taking reasonable precautions in order to protect their visitors, should anyone be injured in a slip & fall accident, the home owner, business owner, or property owner may be liable for the injuries sustained in an accident. A key factor in determining such cases is whether or not the property owner was previously aware of the danger, and did they do anything to prevent an accident from taking place.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a slip & fall accident we advise you consult with a
personal injury attorney at our firm right away. Our attorneys have more than 20 years combined experience representing clients in all manner of slip & fall accidents. We know how painful such accidents can be but we also understand how difficult it can be to prove liability in such cases. Due to our extensive knowledge of personal injury law, and the fact that one of our lead attorneys was a previous defense attorney for major insurance companies, our firm will be able to review your case, inform you of your legal rights, and provide a unique perspective on how the defense will present their case so that we can build a strong case for receiving significant compensation on your behalf.
Slip & fall accidents are capable of causing extreme physical, emotional and financial pain, especially when they occur during the holidays. Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Kalka & Baer to receive a free case evaluation today.