Our Atlanta Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help
Slip and fall accidents can occur in the workplace, in a private residence, or in a business. Victims of these accidents may suffer injuries that vary in severity. In the worst-case scenario, slip and fall victims may lose their lives. You may be able to file a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident in Georgia if you suffered damages and the property owner’s negligence caused those damages.
Slip and fall accidents are premises liability cases involving hazardous conditions on properties. Therefore, you need to be eligible under Georgia law to file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. Depending on the outcome of your case, you may be able to recover compensation that can help you pay for your damages, such as those caused by an injury or the loss of a loved one.
Atlanta premises liability lawyer Stacey Carroll has experience taking on businesses and property owners who are responsible for causing harm to others. Stacey Carroll can help you determine whether it would be possible to file a slip and fall accident lawsuit under Georgia law.
Possible Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
You must have suffered damages to file a personal injury lawsuit, including for a slip and fall accident. Serious injuries cause certain types of damages, such as medical bills, lost income and loss of future earning capacity. For this reason, you should speak to an attorney about filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for these damages.
Catastrophic injuries and moderate injuries can impose punishing costs on accident survivors and their families. Possible injuries in a slip and fall lawsuit include:
- Brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are caused by whiplash inside of the skull (concussions) or blunt force trauma. This type of injury may be associated with serious and sometimes permanent health issues. TBIs may result in issues with balance, cognitive abilities and emotions. Some TBI victims may be in a vegetative state due to the severity of their injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries are defined by complete or incomplete nerve damage to the spinal column. Depending on the severity of the injury and where on the spinal column it occurred, your damages will vary significantly. You could require expensive medical equipment and lifelong care that may cost millions of dollars. Younger individuals will face higher lifetime costs from spinal cord injuries.
- Broken bones. You can also suffer extensive damages from broken bones caused by a slip and fall accident. After suffering broken bones, you could require surgery or medical implants to regain full or partial mobility of limbs. It would depend on which bones are involved and the extent of the damage.
Who Can File a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit?
Only certain people can file premises liability lawsuits in Georgia. If the property owner owed you a duty of care, violated this duty, and you suffered injuries and damages as a result, then you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a lawsuit. This means that patrons at businesses, guests at private homes, or workers may have this option. Workers, however, generally only can file lawsuits against third parties (parties who are not their employer) to recover compensation. If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, then it is worth talking to an experienced attorney to discuss possible legal options.
Some slip and fall accidents result in death, meaning the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Like in cases involving injuries, a family’s ability to file a lawsuit depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you lost a loved one to a slip and fall accident, then an attorney can help you determine your eligibility for filing a lawsuit in Georgia.
Why Should I File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
The injuries mentioned above, especially brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, can result in millions of dollars in medical expenses over the course of a lifetime. Keep in mind, this does not include costs associated with lost income, loss of future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Some slip and fall survivors and their family members may suffer extensive damages that a verdict or settlement could help cover. Most families would be incapable of covering the damages associated with a catastrophic injury, especially if the victim is younger and likely to incur major expenses for years to come.
You may be able to obtain helpful resources if you recover compensation from a settlement or verdict. For instance, home medical services, home medical equipment, and home modifications may be paid for with money from a settlement or verdict.
Compensation can help in cases that involve other types of injuries. Even individuals with relatively minor injuries can be hit with expensive medical bills and lost income from being unable to work. An attorney can help you assess your damages and guide you through the next steps for obtaining compensation.
About Our Atlanta Slip and Fall Attorney
Stacey Carroll can help slip and fall victims or their families determine whether it would be possible to file a lawsuit against a property owner or business. As an experienced trial lawyer, Stacey Carroll is ready to take your case as far as it needs to go to give you the best chance of obtaining the resources you need to recover. Carroll Law Firm, LLC takes cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe fees unless we obtain compensation.
You may schedule a free consultation with our Atlanta premises liability lawyer by calling (404) 816-4555 or by using our online contact form. During the consultation, we can help you determine your potential legal options.