Slips and falls can happen on premises that are dangerous or undermaintained. If you have been injured in such a situation, do not hesitate to reach out to Davis Injury Firm for legal counsel on your next steps. We can help you craft a strong case for damages against the property owner or whoever else could be at fault. We are compassionate with our clients but ruthless in court and against insurance companies. We will do our best to obtain the results you are looking for, and no case is too hard for us to take on.

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What Are the Elements of a Slip and Fall?

Slips and falls can happen in a variety of ways, such as due to:

  • wet floor;
  • trash or debris left on walkways;
  • uneven sidewalks and parking lots;
  • loose carpeting;
  • holes or ditches on the floor;
  • broken escalators;
  • loose handrails.

In order to bring forward a slip and fall case, the injured plaintiff must prove the following elements:

  • The property owner had a duty to keep their property safe.
  • The property owner failed to perform that duty.
  • The failure to do so caused the plaintiff’s injury and damages.

Note that this also requires showing that the property owner had actual or constructive knowledge (knew or should have known upon proper inspection) of the hazard that caused the injury.

Who Is Liable in Slip and Fall Accidents?

Under Georgia Code § 51-3-1, the property owner is liable for injuries to individuals they have invited on their premises due to their failure to maintain a safe environment. In fact, Georgia law establishes several duties of care a property owner needs to meet, such as keeping the premises in a reasonably safe condition and inspecting the area to caution invitees from any foreseeable dangers. Violating these duties will constitute a violation of their legal obligation that caused an injury on their premises.

Examples of places where a slip and fall can occur include:

  • shopping malls;
  • restaurants;
  • construction sites;
  • airports;
  • grocery stores;
  • retail stores; 
  • hotels; and,
  • gas stations.

Typically, the injured victim will pursue a case with the insurance company of the property owner. If the insurer is unwilling to negotiate a satisfactory settlement, the injured person can proceed to court by filing a civil lawsuit.

Note that a “slip and fall” is not the only type of incident covered by Georgia’s premises liability laws. Other ways that victims are hurt on business properties include assaults and other crimes, falling objects, and construction accidents.

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    How Long Do I Have to File a Case?


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    Like all accident cases in Georgia, injured plaintiffs have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for damages. However, if the defendant is a government entity (e.g., a slip and fall on unsafe state property), the statute of limitations is much shorter at 6 months from the date of the injury.

    Do not hesitate to reach out to Davis Injury Firm as soon as possible for legal counsel on your slip and fall case. No matter the scale of your injury, you have the right to claim damages. Our firm can strategize an effective case for you as we negotiate assertively with the insurance company and in court, if needed. We are led by a compassionate and competitive lawyer who loves fighting for the underdog. Attorney Betty Nguyen Davis is optimistic in even the toughest situations, and she will fight honestly and assertively for you.

    Schedule an initial consultation with Davis Injury Firm today to learn more.

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    Having represented thousands of individuals throughout Georgia for over 18 years, Betty Nguyen Davis has the skillset and experience to handle all types of personal injury cases no matter how complex they are. Just as important, she possesses the emotional intelligence required for walking clients through what sometimes can be a difficult legal process.

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