According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), one out of every three individuals over 65 years of age have experienced some type of fall and half of those are “repeat fallers.” Thousands of people, young and old, visit emergency rooms all around the country because of slip and fall incidents. Whether the slip and fall occurs at home, work, on a public sidewalk or in a grocery store, the injuries a person can sustain from a fall can range from minor cuts and scratches to broken bones, head trauma or even death.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries from a slip and fall accident, contact a Peachtree Corners injury attorney with McGahren Law as soon as possible to learn more about your rights and options under the law. Even before contacting our office, however, it is important for you to seek medical attention for your injuries – even if you don’t believe your injuries are serious.
Understanding Your Slip and Fall Case
Quite often, we have clients who have been injured in a slip and fall incident ask us if they actually have a case in which they could receive compensation for their injuries. The injury attorneys at McGahren Law will take the time to review the facts and evidence in your specific situation and advise you appropriately about your options.
In determining whether or not you have a possible lawsuit, you can ask yourself a few questions to start. Were your injuries serious enough to require medical treatment? Will you be required to take time off work because of the injuries sustained? Was the floor/ground surface dangerous in some way or were you totally responsible for the slip and fall? Depending on the answers to those questions, filing a lawsuit may or may not be your best option.
Once it has been determined that you do, in fact, have a case, you (the injured party) will need to demonstrate that the property owner was responsible for the occurrence. To do this, you must be able to show that the owner failed to use reasonable care or was negligent in keeping the property as safe as possible. Additionally, you will need to show that the injuries you suffered were caused by that failure or negligence.
McGahren Law – We’re Your Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys
Injured victims have enough to worry about without having to be concerned with dealing with the legalities of the situation. McGahren Law can handle your case for you from start to finish and keep you abreast of all case-related information every step of the way. We also look into whether or not the victim played any role in the accident, as that may have an effect on the amount of compensation he or she may be able to obtain. Under Georgia law, if the hurt individual is found to have been more at fault for the accident than the other party, he or she may not be entitled to any compensation.
Contact McGahren Law as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case and determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Time is of the essence, so do not wait.