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Slip & Fall Accidents Archives

Slip and fall accidents may cause ankle injuries

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injury to any part of the body. Ankle injuries, including sprains and strains, fractures and tendon or ligament tears, are among the most common. Georgia residents who have been in one on another party's property may want to learn more about the ways in which an ankle injury may manifest following an accident.

Injured person and property owner can share liability

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in Georgia for a multitude of different reasons. A grocery store may have cluttered aisles, a parking lot may be icy or a mall shopper may have dropped a shopping bag and tripped over it. While many slip-and-fall accidents are caused by a property owner's negligence, some are partially the fault of the injured party.

Slip and fall hazards that property owners should attend to

Property owners in Georgia bear maintenance responsibilities in order to reduce the chances of slip and fall accidents. Someone in possession of a property although not technically the owner could be liable for injuries, depending on the circumstances. Slips and falls result from walking on a slippery surface or tripping over an object, hole or ridge.

How property owners can avoid slip and fall claims

Investing in property can be financially beneficial to many Georgia residents. However, there are risks involved in owning property, as well, such as if someone becomes injured and decides to hold the owner liable for damages. There are a few ways to avoid a potential premises liability lawsuit.

Lawsuit filed against USTA by tennis star for injuries

Tennis lovers in Georgia may be interested in a recent lawsuit filed by Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard against the United States Tennis Association. Ms. Bouchard filed the civil lawsuit after she slipped and fell in a physiotherapy room, hitting her head and suffering a concussion.

Minimizing slip and fall accidents at work

Georgia employers may be interested in learning about the different ways that the risk of slip and fall incidents at the workplace can be reduced. According to published data, unsafe walking surfaces account for over 50 percent of the trips, slips and falls that occur at the workplace. The injuries typically happen as a result of the job site floor not being level, dry or clean at the time of the incident.

Liability in slip and fall lawsuits

Georgia residents may be surprised to learn that injuries suffered in slip and fall mishaps are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States. While many of these injuries may be minor in nature, accidents involving falls claim the lives of approximately 17,000 Americans every year. Those injured in this kind of accident often seek civil remedies by filing a lawsuit, but establishing liability is sometimes challenging for them.

Outdoor slip-and-fall accidents

There are many different types of outdoor slip-and-fall accidents that can injure people in Georgia. Because slip-and-fall accidents happen frequently and are often the result of dangerous property conditions, they are one of the most common kinds of personal injury claims.

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