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Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you recently sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to collect compensation for any harm you suffered. The attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. can identify any negligence parties and hold them accountable for their actions, demanding the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today and schedule a free review of your legal options.

Slip and Fall: A Matter of Premises Liability Law

According to Georgia law, property owners must exercise reasonable care with regard to the maintenance and ownership of their property. Georgia Code Title 51, Section 3 states that property owners may be liable for any damages or injuries that happened to people who visit by “express or implied invitation,” assuming those damages arise from “his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.”

Collecting compensation in a slip and fall claim requires the following elements:

  • The property owner knew, or should have known, about an unsafe or defective condition on the property. For a slip and fall case, this might be a puddle of water on the floor or a broken stair
  • He or she failed to remedy the dangerous or defective condition
  • The dangerous defect led to your injuries
  • You suffered damages as a result

One of the most important aspects of your slip and fall case will be if your injuries were “foreseeable.” If a property owner could have reasonably foreseen the potential for your injuries, he or she will likely be liable for any damages that result.

Statute of Limitations for Georgia Slip and Fall Cases

Each state sets a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This is essentially a time limit for your lawsuit and determines the amount of time you have to file a claim with the court system. If you try to file a slip and fall claim after this time period, you could lose your right to compensation. In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the incident causing the injury to file a claim. If you only want to file a claim for property damage – for example, you broke an expensive watch when you fell but were unharmed – you have four years to file a claim.

Even though you have these time frames to start your case, it’s in your best interest to file your claim as soon as possible. Time gives your attorney more leverage in negotiations with the insurance company.

Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney

If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you may be able to collect damages that compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and even intangible losses like pain and suffering. The attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. will give your case the care and attention it deserves. When you work with our firm, you have the comfort of knowing you’ll retain the services of an experienced attorney, not a receptionist or paralegal. Contact us and schedule a free review of your legal options today.