With over 3,600 businesses located in the suburb of Alpharetta, premises liability accidents are inevitable. Slippery floors, uneven curbs, escalator/elevator malfunctions, hazardous chemicals, building fires, and parking lot accidents can all cause serious and even fatal visitor injuries. As a social guest, shopper, patron, or repair person, you might have the right to sue a property owner after a slip and fall or other type of accident in Alpharetta.
The legal team at Kaufman Law, P.C. can help you protect your entitlements as a property visitor and make the most out of your right to sue a landowner and/or another party. Our lawyers have helped injured accident victims throughout Georgia secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Find out if you’re eligible for compensation during a complimentary case evaluation at our local law office.
Slip and Fall Laws in Georgia
Slip and falls are the most common reasons for premises liability claims in Georgia. Slip and falls cause over one million emergency room visits throughout the country each year. Falls can be extremely harmful, resulting in bone fractures, head injuries, spine injuries, and even death. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death in those 65 and older. Slip and falls are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the U.S. If you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, here are some things to know:
- You could be the victim of property owner negligence. Property owners owe duties of care to invited guests, including a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe. Failure to repair known hazards, search for unknown ones, and warn of existing dangers, could result in a preventable slip and fall or other type of accident. If property owner negligence caused your incident, you have grounds to sue.
- You generally have two years from the date of your accident to bring a claim. In Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. Missing this deadline could mean losing your chance to seek recovery. The sooner you file, the better, as details of the case will still be fresh in everyone’s mind. Don’t wait to talk to our lawyers about your potential claim.
- Comparative negligence is a common defense. The most frequent defense strategy property owners use is to claim that the injured person contributed to his or her injuries by failing to pay attention to surroundings. This could lead to a lower settlement or award than it might have been. A good attorney gives you your best chance at proving the property owner’s fault and maximizing compensation.
When you work with an attorney from Kaufman Law, P.C., you’ll get answers to all of your questions and concerns about premises liability claims in Alpharetta. We use our legal knowledge and almost 40 years of experience to give your claim its best chance at succeeding. Let us take care of your case so you can focus on what matters most – recovering from your injuries. Call (404) 355-4000 or send in our online contact form to request your free consultation. Initial case evaluations are always free and come at no obligation to retain our firm.