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

What to do after a slip-and-fall injury

Georgia residents who enter someone else's property may be injured in a slip-and-fall accident. Regardless of the cause, there are a few steps that any injury victim will want to take immediately afterwards. The first and most obvious step is to tend to the injuries. Open wounds should be cleaned to reduce the risk for infection. In cases of severe bleeding or injuries made by contact with a dirty object, one should go to the hospital.

Only after victims get medical attention should they determine who was at fault. For example, some places have signs posted that explain that safety is one's own responsibility. In other cases, it's clear that the property owner should have done something to prevent the accident, in which case victims may file a claim in the effort to be reimbursed for medical expenses and other losses.

Victims who intend to file a claim should weigh the cost of medical bills and the cost of hiring a lawyer. Of course, victims can represent themselves, but lack of experience could lead to them losing the case and losing money in the process. A lot depends on who the defendant is; if it's a large corporation, victims will likely be arguing against an experienced team of lawyers.

Slip-and-fall accidents can arise from dangerous conditions like poor lighting, uneven floors and slippery surfaces. If the property owner had a reasonable amount of time to fix these and yet failed to do so, then one can accuse him or her of failing in the duty of care toward lawful entrants. Victims may have a lawyer evaluate their case and determine how much they might be eligible for in damages. If hired, the lawyer may bring in investigators to prove negligence and then negotiate for a settlement.

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
disclaimer.

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.

close

Privacy Policy

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

Map

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