Slip and Fall Accidents And Owner Liability

While it is true that "accidents happen," that does not mean that those with the means to prevent the accident are free from any liability or responsibility to the injured. Personal injury law covers what is known as "premises liability," which is the legal duty of a property owner or operator to maintain safe conditions on their premises.

If you have been seriously injured because of the negligence of a property owner, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. At Nicholson, Silverbach, & Watson, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients throughout Georgia.

How Strong Is My Premises Liability Claim?

A lawyer from our firm will help you determine if your slip-and-fall claim is likely to result in a settlement. We will work with you to discover if the following conditions are true:

  • The property owner created a dangerous or defective condition, whether deliberately or unintentionally, that led to your injury.
  • The property owner knew about the dangerous or defective condition that ultimately caused your injury and did nothing to repair it or to provide cautionary signage.
  • The property owner should have known about the dangerous or defective condition that made the premises unsuitable or unsafe and that ultimately caused your injury.

What Accidents Fall Under the "Slip-And-Fall" Umbrella?

"Slip and fall" is a broad legal term in Georgia law that actually encompasses the following types of premises liability accidents:

  • Slip and fall — You are injured by slipping on water, ice, snow, grease or other slippery materials that cover a floor or walkway lacking cautionary signage.
  • Trip and fall — You are injured tripping on an object left in a walkway that should be clear, such as when a product falls off the shelf in a grocery store aisle.
  • Stumble and fall — You are injured stumbling over uneven pavement or sidewalk or by another object that is dangerously jutting out of a walkway or passageway.
  • Step and fall — You are injured stepping into an unmarked hole or indentation on a walkway covered by leaves, or stepping on a broken stair or another area.

Contact Us Today

Take action today to obtain a settlement and hold negligent property owners accountable. Call us at 770-615-7269 or contact us via our firm's online form. We serve Kennesaw and all of north Georgia.