Valdosta Slip and Fall Premises Liability Lawyers
Injured in a fall on someone’s property due to their negligence? Call our Valdosta Slip and Fall Premises Liability Lawyers to discuss your case.
Some of the most common types of premises liability cases are claims arising out of “slip and falls,” and “trip and falls.” Liability in slip and fall or trip and fall cases can arise from the owner’s failure to maintain the premises and the approaches to the premises in a safe manner. An owner of premises can be held liable when someone slips and falls or trip and falls for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons a property owner may be held liable for a slip and fall or trip and fall include: The owner’s failure to remove foreign objects on the floor, failure to repair defects on his property, failure to appropriately design his premises, failure to warn about dangerous conditions on the property, and the failure to remove or improperly removing ice or water. Simply put, if an owner has failed to correct or warn about a dangerous condition on his property, he can be held liable when a person slips and falls or trips and falls on their property and is injured.
Special laws apply for trespassers or children or accidents at the work place or on government property. Property owners owe a lesser duty to trespassers. For instance, if a regular customer ventures into a store area that is off limits, the customer may become a trespasser at that point. Children, on the other hand, also may be trespassers, but the law is more considerate of situations where children venture onto another’s property. If the owner has set up an attraction on the property that may also be dangerous (such as a swimming pool), the owner may be liable for not building a fence or locking a gate to keep out children. If the accident happens on the job, then usually workers’ compensation laws of strict liability take over. If the accident occurs on government property, then federal or state laws allowing for tort claims will usually have to be followed. These usually involve strict guidelines for filing claims.
Our attorneys help people who have been injured recover the compensation they need to deal with the financial realities of their injuries, such as compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other hardships associated with their injuries. If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall incident while on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation in a premises liability claim against the owner. Our attorneys will help recover the compensation for back injuries, neck injuries, hip fractures, broken bones, head injuries, and other serious injuries after a severe fall.
Other claims may arise at commercial establishments when the owner fails to provide adequate security and someone is injured as a result.
Call our office at (229) 242-4649 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.