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Marietta Slip and Fall Attorney

Marietta is home to over 20 historic places listed on the national register. These points of interest include historic homes, churches, streets, cemeteries, and battle sites. However, the city is not only focused on preserving the past, but has modern day amenities as well as a variety of grocery stores, gas stations, retail shops, and an industrial sector. While most property owners are careful to ensure that their premises are kept safe for visitors, accidents can still occur, leaving victims suffering from painful and debilitating injuries. Property owners who fail to use reasonable care to keep their customers safe from injury can be held accountable in court, so if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you should contact a Marietta personal injury lawyer who can walk you through the process of filing a claim.

What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

A “slip and fall accident” is a term used to describe a situation in which a person sustains an injury after tripping and falling over a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. Generally, slip and fall accidents cover falls caused by standing water, snow, ice, holes, and uneven flooring, as well as a variety of other defects.

Property owners can be held responsible for injuries occurring on their property if the visitor fell as a result of a hazardous condition of which the owner knew or should have known. While some hazards are obvious, such as broken railing or a hole in the floor, others are more difficult to identify. Furthermore, while some hazards, like cracked concrete or a sloping floor are permanent, others like spills in a grocery store aisle or a frozen patch of ice on the sidewalk, are temporary.

When a condition is permanent, property owners are generally assumed to have known about the condition. Otherwise, with temporary conditions, a court will look at the amount of time that the condition existed before deciding whether the owner was responsible for it. For example, if a spill was only present for seconds prior to the fall, a store owner will most likely not be held liable, unless there is evidence that an employee saw it happen or that the spill occurred in an area that is often subject to spills.

Collecting Evidence

In order for a claim to succeed, the injured party will need to present certain convincing evidence, including:

  • Photographs from the scene of the accident;
  • Testimony from eyewitnesses who saw the accident occur;
  • The incident report completed by the establishment where the accident occurred;
  • Medical records documenting the extent of the injuries; and
  • Reports of any similar prior accidents.

Many cases also require plaintiffs to hire an expert witness who can testify as to the cause of the fall, as well as to the severity of the injuries. If an experienced personal injury attorney in Marietta can convince a jury or a judge that a property owner’s negligence caused or contributed to a slip and fall accident, the injured party could collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Schedule a Meeting With a Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you have experienced a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you need help securing the compensation you deserve. Please call the Angell Law Firm at (770) 217-4954 to discuss your case with a dedicated personal injury attorney serving Marietta today.

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