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While they do not grab headlines like auto collisions, shootings, and other traumatic events where people are injured or killed, slip and falls are a hazard for all. While most falls only result in a sprained wrist or a sore back for a couple days, it is not uncommon for a bad fall to result in broken bones, chronic pain, or a traumatic brain injury. While we are each responsible for keeping our individual homes safe and walking areas cleared of tripping hazards, when we go into an establishment such as a restaurant or mall, that responsibility falls onto the shoulders of the property or business owner. Was the floor slippery from soap, grease, or water? Was a stairwell poorly lit or lacking a hand railing? To find out if you have a case, you need to talk to a lawyer soon, as the statute of limitations for slip and fall personal injuries is two years in Georgia. Call the Spillers Law Firm today at 678-208-0800 to talk with one of our Cumming slip and fall attorneys at your soonest convenience.
All property or business owners have an obligation to keep their establishment clean, safe, and in proper repair at all times of business hours or whenever invitees (customers or people legally allowed on the premises) are present. If the premises has a slipping or tripping hazard, the store owner has a legal responsibility to take immediate action to clean or clear that hazard. However, this responsibility comes with a degree of reasonability. For instance, if a carton of milk just spilled on the ground a few moments before you slipped and fell, breaking your nose and badly spraining your wrist in the process, you may not have a case, as the time between the milk spilling and the fall may not have been great enough for the store owner, manager, or employee to take care of it. In order to bring a successful slip and fall case to court or seek a settlement out of court, you must be able to prove that:
Common Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall
Unfortunately, slip and falls tend to cause very serious injuries for a lot of people in Georgia and across the nation. Common injuries caused by slip and falls are listed below:
Depending on your injuries and whether you had to spend a night or multiple nights in the hospital, the financial toll that another’s negligence caused may end up amounting to thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The leading causes of bankruptcy, in fact, is suffering a serious medical condition, such as a falling accident. Do not let your financial future get washed down the drain because a business owner cut corners and in doing so, caused you to go to the emergency room. Call a Cumming slip and fall personal injury attorney today to seek the financial compensation that you deserve.
For Senior Citizens, Falls Are All Too Often Fatal
When a younger or even middle aged person falls, they may suffer a serious injury but the chances of them making a full recovery are pretty good. The same is not true for those over the age of 65. And, in fact, the older the fall victim, the less chance of recovery they have, statistically. After a senior citizen falls, their chances of dying is three times greater than those under 70, according to research done by the University of Mississippi, and reported by Agingcare.com. More unfortunate statistics are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has found that 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency rooms across the country on an annual basis for falls alone. And, 95 percent of fractured hips are caused by falls, and possibly even worse than any of that, after a fall an older person is likely to begin limiting their daily activities because they fear falling again. A fall can begin the downward spiral of a senior citizen becoming more and more reclusive as they take every measure possible to stay inside and away from physical activity such as walking or socializing. If your older loved one suffered a fall in an unsafe premises, take action immediately by contacting an attorney. While older people are more prone to falls due to visual impairment and loss of balance, the cause of the fall may not have been their fault at all.
What Financial Compensation Can Do For You After Suffering an Injury From a Slip and Fall
If you suffered a premises slip and fall injury, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
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These settlement amounts are more than just money. They are a means of regaining the peace of mind, safety and security that was taken from you when you were injured.
Our clients often express just how much they truly appreciate the genuine concern and compassion shown by our staff. They also appreciate our attorneys’ willingness to wait for a better settlement or for an opportunity to litigate. This means that he does not settle for the first offer that comes along. The goal is maximum compensation for our clients.
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