Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Savannah, GA
Don’t Fall Prey to Insurance Companies and Negligent Owners
The injuries from a trip and fall accident can range from mild to severe, and regardless of the severity, the owner of a property is responsible for ensuring your safety and reasonably preventing injuries. Because trip and fall accidents often involve hard surfaces like pavement or cement, you may have sustained serious injuries that require a long road to recovery. While it can feel discouraging to confront insurance companies and property owners head-on, you can rest assured our team of dedicated premises liability lawyers will fight for your rights as a visitor.
If you were injured in a trip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to contact Brooks Law Office at (912) 348-5188 today.
What Makes a Valid Trip and Fall Claim?
Trip and fall accidents are often confused with a similar term – slip and fall accidents. However, there are some key differences. For one, slip and fall accidents are generally a lot harder to prove, because it can be difficult to show how long a slippery substance covered a given pathway. Trip and fall accidents, on the other hand, usually pertain to physical hazards that have been in place for some time, but which the property owner failed to repair. For example, an uneven sidewalk, torn carpeting, or a faulty step on a staircase. These accidents are even more likely to cause serious injuries, as they typically involve more serious hazards.
Some of the common injuries caused by a trip and fall accident include:
- Brain damage
- Disabilities and physical impairments
- Broken limbs
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of income, due to loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
In order for a property owner to be held liable for these and other injuries, it must be proven that he or she knew about the obstruction that caused your fall, and failed to resolve the issue. This is called “active and constructive knowledge.” You must also demonstrate that the property owner failed to exercise “ordinary care” towards you as a legal visitor, which in the state of Georgia means you have either been directly invited as a guest, or you were a known visitor. While trespassers are protected against intentional or wanton harm, trespassing on a property would not likely entitle you to a trip and fall accident claim. Lastly, you must show that the obstacle that caused your fall was not in your plain view, because property owners are not responsible for warning you about hazards that are clearly visible.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights
At Brooks Law Office, we strongly believe that property owners should be held accountable if they have failed to perform their legal obligations. We’ve recovered thousands of dollars in damages for our wrongfully injured clients, and we promise to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. We’ll only charge if we can win your case, so you can focus on recovering your losses.
Contact our skilled premises liability attorneysin Georgia for a consultation.