Isenberg & Hewitt, PC Since 1989
en espaƱol
To talk with a lawyer call
(770) 901-2666

Slip and falls, and the various claims they lead to

Under the premises liability laws in Georgia, property owners have a responsibility to keep lawful entrants like guests, customers and employees free from harm. If an entrant uses the property in a reasonably safe manner but gets injured, then there may be grounds for a claim. Slip-and-fall claims are among the most common premises liability cases, and they can arise from various types of injuries.

One type of claim could arise from inadequate facilities. This means that the owner failed to address a safety issue in a reasonable amount of time, indirectly causing the victim's injury. Examples of inadequate facilities include dim lighting and the presence of trip hazards like torn carpeting and improperly stored cords and cables.

Inadequate warning signs can result in a second type of slip-and-fall claim. For instance, the owner may have failed to put up a sign warning about wet floors or malfunctioning automatic doors. Giving a customer a scolding hot beverage without warning is another form of negligence. A third common type of claim involves malfunctioning equipment, such as elevators and escalators.

Experts say that slip and fall claims are among the most expensive types of claims. In occurrences of minor injuries, though, victims may direct their lawsuit toward a small claims court.

No matter the situation, someone who has been injured in what they believe was a preventable accident may want to seek legal guidance before anything else. With a lawyer, they may build up their case against the property owner, address any accusations of wrongdoing on their own part and strive for a fair settlement. If successful, the claim may cover losses like medical expenses, income lost during the physical recovery, pain and suffering and a diminished capacity to earn a living.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV | Martindale Hubbell | Peer Review Rated
  • GTLA | Georgia Trial Lawyers Association | Proctecting the rights to trial by jury
  • IACC | International Association of Commercial Collectors Inc.
  • Atlanta Apartment Association
  • NOVA | National Organization for Victim Assistance
  • CVAC | Crime Victims Advocacy Council
  • CLLA | Commercial Law League of America
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime
  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association
Email Us For A Response

Contact the Attorneys at Isenberg & Hewitt, PC

We welcome your questions and look forward to helping you achieve your objectives. Call 770-901-2666 complete our contact form to discuss your legal issue with a lawyer at our firm.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Make your next step the right one. Call 770-901-2666 today


Isenberg & Hewitt, PC
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 600 Embassy Row, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 770-901-2666
Fax: 770-828-0100
Map & Directions

Review Us