Athens Slip & Fall Injury Attorneys

Athens slip and fall accidents are common, and their insurance claims are challenging

Many people in Athens are injured each year -- some very seriously -- when they slip or trip and fall on a wet floor, defective stairs, or a rough patch of ground. Sometimes the property owner is responsible for the accident, and sometimes he or she is not.

Who is responsible for an injury resulting from a Athens slip and fall accident?

A property owner (or occupier) cannot always be held responsible for immediately picking up or cleaning every slippery substance on a floor. Nor is a property owner always responsible for someone slipping or tripping on something that an ordinary person should expect to find or should see and avoid.

However, property owners do need to be careful in keeping up their property. Here are some general rules that the Weinstein injury attorneys use to determine liability in an Athens slip and fall injury.

Determining liability in a Athens slip and fall injury

To be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from slipping or tripping and falling on someone else's property, one of the following must be true:

  • The owner of the premises or an employee must have caused the spill, worn or torn spot, or other slippery or dangerous surface or item to be underfoot.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee must have known of the dangerous surface but done nothing about it.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous surface because a "reasonable" person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it.

Liability in these cases is often decided by common sense. Judges and juries determine whether the owner or occupier of property was careful by deciding if the steps the owner or occupier took to keep the property safe were reasonable.

When someone is injured in a Athens slip and fall accident, what needs to happen next?

In any injury accident, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the immediate financial cost. Your Weinstein accident lawyer will gather copies of your medical records and bills to further support your insurance claim.

The major hospitals in the area include St. Mary’s Hospital. The major regional medical facilities include:

Emory University Hospital;

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital;

Atlanta Medical Center;

Northside Hospital Atlanta.

As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out if medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.

After a slip and fall injury involving liability in Athens, the Weinstein Firm can help

While the Weinstein Firm injury attorneys cannot take away the pain caused by a serious accident, we can help secure the financial future for an injured person. We make the process of hiring an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer as easy as possible for you and your loved ones.

The Weinstein Firm offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win

The Weinstein attorneys handle all of their personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.

Submit the contact form on this page and our experienced legal team will review the details of your case, free of charge, with no obligation. If we can help you, we will.