Falls are one of the most common causes of injuries in Johns Creek. If property owners are not careful, they can contribute to the problem. Slippery floors can become an instant slip and fall hazard if businesses and employees don’t prevent accidents. If you were injured in this way, you might deserve compensation for your costs.
A slip and fall accident can impact your life in many ways. You might have costly medical bills. As the bills pile up, your injuries keep you from working to pay for your costs. A slip and fall can also leave you with physical pain, emotional suffering, and more.
John Foy & Associates can help after a slip and fall. We know what it takes to hold property owners responsible. These claims are not easy and often require help from a lawyer. Let us give you a free consultation to discuss the details. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today.
Slippery Floor Accident Causes
Slippery floors are one of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. If you’ve ever seen a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign in a store where someone is mopping, there’s an important reason. The sign helps warn customers that the floor is hazardous and could cause injuries. Without that warning, businesses might face a lawsuit if someone slips and falls on the floor.
Slippery floors can happen for many reasons, including:
- Food or beverage spills
- Water leaks
- Tracked in ice, snow, or rain
- Mopping or waxing
- Slippery floor materials
Poor lighting and other factors can also increase the risk. For example, if a customer cannot see that there’s water on the floor, they have no way to avoid the hazard.
Property owners must be careful to avoid accidents at all times. Employees should watch for potential slip and fall hazards. If they notice a slippery floor hazard, they should work to clean up or block off the area immediately.
If you suffered slip and fall injuries on a slippery floor, you have rights. You might have a premises liability claim against the property owner or business.
Legal Responsibility for a Slip and Fall
All property owners and occupiers in Georgia have a “duty of care” to those they invite onto their property. Owners and businesses must keep their premises safe. If they fail in that duty, they are liable for any injuries and damages.
Slippery floor accidents are common at grocery stores and retail businesses. If a business isn’t careful and a spill causes an accident, the injured person can file a premises liability claim. The four parts of a claim are:
- The property owner owed the victim a duty of care.
- The owner failed in their duty of care.
- The failed duty led to the slip and fall accident.
- The victim suffered injuries and damages in the accident.
If you slipped and fell on a slippery floor, you need to protect your rights. Most businesses will deny responsibility after someone falls on their property. The owner or business will probably try to blame you for your injuries.
You can protect your rights by being careful with what you do or say. For instance:
- Do not admit any fault or apologize for the accident.
- Avoid talking about who was at fault with anyone but your lawyer.
- Take pictures and video of the slippery floor where you fell.
- Save all medical bills and other proof of your damages.
- See a doctor as soon as possible.
- Contact a slip and fall lawyer to discuss your accident.
It’s important to have a lawyer on your side after a slip and fall accident. Bringing a case against a business is complicated. Larger companies have their own lawyers and powerful insurance companies. But you can level the playing field by consulting with an experienced attorney.
Our lawyers are not afraid to stand up for your rights. We’re also not intimidated by complex legal cases or big companies. At John Foy & Associates, we can review your case and your options during a free consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for free today.
Important Questions in a Slip and Fall Case
The details of your accident are very important. As you build a case for compensation, consider questions like:
- Were there any warnings to let you know about the slippery floor?
- What caused the floor to become slippery?
- How long did the slippery floor exist before you fell?
- Did you know the floor was slippery before you fell on it?
These are the kind of questions a lawyer will ask during a consultation. You’ll want to consider any possible defense the business or property owner will have. If it was possible for you to avoid the slippery floor, you may have trouble receiving compensation.
Don’t assume your rights without talking to a lawyer first. Slip and fall cases are complicated, and each claim is unique. You’ll need to know your options before accepting any money or assuming any fault.
If the insurance company contacts you, be very careful. They will look for ways to reduce what they have to pay. But talk to a lawyer first so you know how to protect your rights.
Talk to a Johns Creek Slippery Floors Accident Lawyer
Did slippery floors cause your slip and fall accident and injuries? Was a friend or loved one injured? If so, contact John Foy & Associates to discuss your legal options—before it’s too late.
We have been helping accident victims for over 20 years. Our firm has grown to one of the largest and most respected in Georgia during that time. We are proud to treat each case as if it concerned our own family. Our clients mean that much to us, and we back it up with our track record of success.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. You don’t pay us a thing unless we win you a settlement or court award. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your free consultation.