This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of slip and fall cases in Atlanta, Georgia. I feel it is necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that, for understandable reasons, many people do not know what steps to take after they have been injured on another’s property. It is important, however, that you take immediate action to protect your rights. Failing to do so can result in you not receiving all of the compensation to which you are entitled. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. The issues which I will analyze include:
- When property owners may be liable for another’s injury
- How comparative fault applies to such matters
- The importance of discovery in such cases
- The need for expert witnesses in such matters
- Taking a case to trial
These are important topics to address. First, property owners are not automatically responsible for a patron’s injuries. The owner or operator of a facility will only have fault if it is shown that they failed to take reasonable steps which would keep the property safe and that the failure to do so is what caused the accident. Second, a victim may be able to recover damages, under Georgia law, even if they were partially at fault for the incident. Third, discovery is the process by which evidence of the defendant’s negligence will be acquired. Fourth, expert witnesses will be necessary to establish whether the steps taken, by the defendants, to keep the property safe were in fact “reasonable.” Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly.
One point I cannot stress enough is that it is important to retain a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. These types of cases often involve complicated issues of fact and law and no two matters are the same. By retaining experienced counsel, you help to ensure that your rights remain protected. I was first admitted into the Georgia Bar in 1978. I have handled many such matters and I am ready to assist you. Contact my office today to speak with an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer. We also service the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.