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The burden of proof in a slip-and-fall case

Many people view a fall as an embarrassing event and hope no one noticed. However, when someone else's negligence is the source of the accident, it can be good to have witnesses and other evidence, particularly if you have sustained a serious injury as a result. At Cromartie Law, our legal team often provides advice to people who want to hold the responsible person liable for the physical, emotional and financial damages of a fall.

Facts about falls and tips for preventing them

No matter where you are or what you are doing in Georgia, if you slip or trip and fall, you could be at risk for an injury. If you are looking at a smartphone or are distracted in another way, you may be responsible for the harm you suffer and the costs of medical attention. However, if your environment causes the fall in some way, the person who is responsible for the safe maintenance of the property may be at fault. Our legal team at Cromartie Law often helps clients analyze whether someone else’s failure to make an area safe caused a fall.

How does common sense prevent slip-and-fall accidents?

Being alert to your surroundings is always a good idea. However, when you are shopping or eating at a restaurant in Georgia, you should not have to think constantly about whether there may be an issue with the floor that could make you fall. According to EHS Today, though, slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits every year.

Types of slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen almost anywhere. At Cromartie Law, we have seen them happen in apartment buildings, parking lots, retail establishments and hotels. The basic concept is that negligence of a property owner led to you falling and being injured. However, the fall doesn’t always have to be a result of slipping, which occurs when a walking surface is wet or otherwise slick. There are other related instances that are considered a slip-and-fall accident.

Protecting customers from slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are a common hazard in retail stores in Georgia. Wet floors are usually the main culprit. Floors may become wet due to customers tracking in rain, from spills or by watering systems in certain areas of a store. According to Chain Store Age, there are over 9 million slip-and-fall accidents each year that cause injuries. Store owners are liable for these injuries, which can add up and affect business.

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