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SLIP & FALL INJURY ATTORNEY ATLANTA
Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States.
Injuries resulting from a slip and fall or trip and fall accident can be severe, and lead to physical, emotional and financial duress. Owners of shopping malls, grocery stores and retail stores have a duty to protect visitors from dangerous conditions and defects in the property. When they fail to do so and a visitor sustains injuries due to the property owner’s negligence, the accident can be even more devastating. If you’ve been injured, a slip and fall injury attorney Atlanta may be able to help you pursue a premises liability claim for compensation.
Why Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen
There are many reasons why an accident requiring a slip and fall injury attorney may occur, including:
- Poor design
- Improper maintenance of the property
- Broken handrails
- Collapsing floors, walls, or roofs
- Uneven pavement, sidewalks or curbs
- Cracked sidewalks
- Loose carpeting
- Foreign objects obstructing pathways
- Slippery surfaces caused by spilled liquids or water leakage
Property Owners’ Duty of Reasonable Care
A property owner has a duty of care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for the safety of business visitors and to inspect their property for any unsafe or dangerous conditions. This includes the maintenance, inspection, repair, warning, or operations of the business premises.
What to Do if You Slip and Fall at a Store
A slip and fall accident at a store may leave the injured feeling embarrassed about their accident, and want to leave the store as quickly as possible. When a trip and fall accident occurs however, the store immediately begins collecting information to fight potential claims; therefore, it is important for the injured to remember several things.
First, many retail stores have video cameras that may record the incident and the aftermath. Customers should be aware that their actions following an accident may be on video, and they should act accordingly.
Second, a store employee may ask the injured questions about the accident, or fill out an accident report. This information may be used if you pursue a claim at a later date, so it is important to have any pain or injuries documented. In addition, it is also important to obtain a copy of the incident report.
Third, if you fall, it is important to try to identify what caused the fall, and if possible, take pictures of the dangerous hazard or condition. Pursuing a personal injury claim may be very difficult if the cause of the fall is unknown.
Obtaining the contact information for any witnesses, keeping the clothes and shoes that you were wearing at the time of the accident, and obtaining a copy of your cell phone records to show that you were not on your phone or distracted at the time of the accident may also help should you decide to pursue a slip and fall lawsuit or claim at a later date.
You should seek medical attention immediately.
If you are injured, it is also important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Many common injuries that result from a slip and fall accident include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Cuts and abrasions
- Wrist sprains
- Neck sprains
- Hand fractures
- Mid and low back sprains
- Injuries that require surgery
Getting medical attention quickly isn’t just the best thing for your health; it also supports your personal injury claim and protects your interests. If you wait several days or weeks after the accident to seek medical attention, it will be harder to prove that your injuries were the result of the slip and fall.
Cambre & Associates is on your side.
Cambre & Associates will work with the insurance parties to negotiate your settlement; to pay for all medical bills and recover legal fees. There is no cost to you. Additional compensation for pain and suffering or punitive damages depends on your particular case and Cambre & Associates’ attorneys will work hard to obtain the highest payment for you and your family. Most settlements are handled out of court, but in some instances, Cambre & Associates will provide legal support in litigation of your claim.
At Cambre & Associates, there are no fees and no cost to you if you file a personal injury claim and there is no recovery.
The trauma of being in an accident can be very stressful and burdensome. Worrying about insurance companies and medical bills can be overwhelming and confusing.
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What to Expect
The process usually starts by Cambre & Associates sending out an investigator to meet with you personally, at home or in the hospital. Bilingual staff is available to meet during the day, evenings and weekends. They will inquire about the details of your accident and document information such as the timeline, the sequence of events, identification of witnesses, and of course, your current medical state and future prognosis.
Cambre & Associates represent clients in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas. If you endured a serious injury or lost a friend or family member to a wrongful death, you deserve the chance to seek damages from the individual or organization that may be lawfully responsible. Get help from the slip and fall injury attorney Atlanta deserves.