At Carter Law, our personal injury law office includes a specialization in slip-and-fall accidents. If you have slipped on a surface and fallen, you may benefit from the services of a slip-and-fall attorney.
What to do when a Slip & Fall Accident occurs
If a slip-and-fall accident occurs, seek any medical care needed. Then consider the following questions:
- Was I hurt enough to seek medical treatment?
- Will the injury affect my ability to earn a living? If so, for how long?
- Will I need help to complete my normal daily tasks outside of work?
- Was I completely responsible for the accident–or was the surface I was walking on slippery or somehow dangerous?
A slip-and-fall lawsuit may not be necessary if you weren’t hurt or didn’t need to seek medical attention. However, a slip-and-fall lawyer like Stephen C. Carter can help you determine the costs of your injury if you had to get medical treatment.
Carter Law is based in Hartwell, GA and Stephen C. Carter has over 28 years of practice in the state of Georgia. He is very familiar with Georgia’s slip-and-fall laws and has helped many clients in these types of cases.
In Georgia, you must prove that a property owner didn’t take proper care of the area where you had your accident and is therefore negligent. You must also be able to prove that you suffered an injury or other damage as a result of the owner’s failure to care for the property.
Get In Touch
Let’s examine your case
As with any other Georgia personal injury lawsuit, a slip-and-fall case must examine whether or not the victim was in any way responsible for the accident. If you contributed to the accident through your own carelessness, you may be considered partially responsible. In this case, you may still be awarded damages but at a lower amount than if you were not partially responsible. Furthermore, if you are determined to be more at fault than the property owner, you will not be awarded damages for your accident. The same two year statute of limitations applies to slip-and-fall accidents as with all other personal injury cases in the state.