Visiting an AMC Theatres location should be a happy and enjoyable trip to see the latest movie. Unfortunately, movie nights may end in painful slip and fall injuries if the theatre’s premises are not kept safe enough. If you or someone you love was injured in this way, it’s time to speak with an AMC Theatres slip and fall lawyer in Georgia today.
Our slip and fall lawyers at John Foy & Associates have been helping slip and fall victims win the recovery they deserve for more than 20 years. Starting as a small, local law office, we’ve grown to become one of the largest and most respected law firms in the state of Georgia. We can help you build a strong slip and fall claim to show how the theatre was at fault and the total value of your damages.
To schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
An Overview of AMC Theatres in Georgia
AMC Theatres, also known simply as AMC, was founded in 1920. They are the largest chain of movie theatres worldwide. AMC was shortened from American Multi-Cinema, which the theatre chain was named after becoming incorporated in the late 1960s.
At AMC Theatres, viewers have a choice between Real D 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX technologies. Many locations offer ticket purchases online and AMC luxe recliners.
There are many AMC locations in Georgia, including in the cities of Atlanta, Columbus, Cumming, Albany, Kennesaw, Savannah, Lawrenceville, and more.
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How to Tell If You Have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim Against AMC Theatres
Slips and falls are often embarrassing, so it’s normal to be afraid of reporting the incident or considering any legal action after you become injured You might also blame yourself or worry that the theatre wasn’t at fault after all. However, people do not fall for no reason, and you should not have to pay for a business’s negligence.
Many times, a slip and fall accident is caused by a dangerous condition, obstacle, or hazard on the property. If the employees at a theatre are not careful enough, they can create or fail to fix the condition that led to your accident.
If your injury was caused by an AMC Theatre’s negligence, you likely have a valid slip and fall claim. Even if you have doubts, it’s a good idea to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can look at the facts of your case and discuss your legal options with you.
Potential Hazards at AMC Locations
When building your case, you will need to identify exactly what caused your fall and how that hazard came to be. Common dangerous conditions that can lead to a slip and fall include:
- Dropped concession stand food items or beverages
- Spilled cleaning liquids
- Uneven or cracked flooring or pavement
- Stairways with slippery surfaces or broken railings
- Food or beverage items on theatre floors
- Poor lighting that prevents customers from seeing where they’re walking
- Water or other liquids on bathroom floors
Theatres can become dirty places very fast. That’s why employees must be constantly cleaning and watching for potential hazards like those listed above. It’s any business’s legal duty to maintain safe premises for customers.
If a business (and its employees) do not maintain safe premises and an injury happens because of that, the business is liable for the damages. Your slip and fall claim will need to show how the business was negligent in your accident and therefore responsible for your damages.
What to Do After Slipping and Falling at an AMC in Georgia
After slipping and falling, it might be tempting to leave the premises out of embarrassment or frustration. However, if you are well enough to do so, you will need to stick around long enough to do a few things to help your case.
Here are some actions you should take after a slip and fall accident at AMC.
Report the Accident
Ask to be taken to an owner or manager on the premises. Make it clear that you fell and were injured. Get the name, title, and contact information for the person you talk to.
Most people have their smartphones on them when they go to the movies. If that includes you, use your phone to take pictures of the hazard that caused your fall, the entire scene of the accident, and any visible injuries you have.
Picture evidence preserves the slip and fall accident scene even if it is cleaned up quickly afterward. This can be very helpful in your case.
Talk to Witnesses
Movie theatres are often crowded, especially on weekend nights or premiers. Chances are good that someone else saw you fall, and they might even stick around or linger to make sure you’re okay. Talk to any eyewitnesses and get their names and contact information.
Your lawyer will reach out to witnesses later using the information you have gathered, as their statements can help support your claim.
Get Medical Treatment
If you are seriously in pain after your slip and fall, call for emergency medical treatment. Otherwise, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible after leaving the scene.
Seeing a doctor ensures that you get any immediate care you need and get treatment before anything worsens. If you wait too long to get treatment, the insurance company might also try to use that as an excuse to pay you less.
Talk to an AMC Slip and Fall Lawyer As Soon As Possible
After a slip and fall accident, the insurance company might try to intimidate you or get you to agree to something that is not in your best interest. To legally protect yourself from the start, it’s best to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as you can.
Be sure to speak with someone who specializes in slip and fall cases and has experience with those against theatres like AMC. Don’t wait to reach out. The statute of limitations for injury claims in Georgia is two years (Georgia Code section 9-3-33), and that time goes quickly.
Talk to an AMC Theatres Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
At John Foy & Associates, we have more than 20 years of experience working on slip and fall claims in Georgia. It’s our belief that no one should have to pay for a business’s negligence on their property.
Let us give you a FREE consultation so we can discuss your case and how we can help. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started with your FREE consultation today.