Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths and injuries in the United States. If you or a loved one has had an accident, you are probably in pain, experiencing loss of work and in need of medical help. You also need a slip and fall accident attorney.
John Foy & Associates is one of the largest personal injury firms in Atlanta, GA. We only practice personal injury law and have been representing the injured for over 20 years. We’re here to help you recover medically and to get you the best possible financial settlement.
Speak to one of our slip and fall attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia today by calling 404-400-4000. We have a dedicated team of associates answering calls 24/7, 365 days a year.
4 Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
- Unlit walkways
- Building code violations
- Spilled drinks in the grocery store aisle
- Boxes falling off of a high shelf
Were you injured at work or at a public building? These types of cases are called premises liability, a legal concept that comes into play when someone was injured as the result of an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Some of our cases have involved:
- Apartment complex assaults
- Falling ceilings
- Leakage in bathroom or tub overflows in apartments
- Collapsed decks
- Faulty staircases
- Holes in a parking lot
These happen more than one may imagine. For a case to be valid in Georgia this question must be answered: Did the property owner know of or should have known about the hazard and was our client not aware or did not know about the hazard?
Proving liability is complicated and the stakes are high. You should contact an attorney immediately. If you have any questions, give us a call. It’s much better to ask and get the answers you need now.
How can John Foy & Associates help with your Slip and Fall Case?
Insurance companies and retail institutions want to settle quickly and pay you as little as possible. They have legions of attorneys who want the best for their client, the insurance company. No matter how nice they sound on the phone, you are vulnerable and alone without an attorney. You need an expert like John Foy & Associates to represent your interests. Insurance adjusters want to talk immediately with the victim and most people’s natural inclination is: “I’ll just tell them the truth.” You have more rights than you may be aware of. We don’t want our clients talking to anyone without us.
What types of injuries justify a slip and fall lawsuit in Atlanta?
These cases are very complicated and the key is proving liability. Having said that, if you were hurt at all, you should call us. We will help determine if there is a case or not. A delay will hurt your case.
How much can I expect to win?
A personal injury claim has three components:
- Reasonable and necessary medical expense
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
We’ll gather your medical bills and work with you and your employer to total up the time off of work you missed through no fault of your own. The pain and suffering is more complicated and often is ascertained through tangible and intangible evidence. We don’t come up with any numbers until you have recovered 100 percent or as much as you medically can.
What steps should I take to help determine if I have a viable slip and fall case?
If you slip and fall in a public place, you can be your best advocate.
- Take all the photos you can at the time.
- Report the incident to a manager.
- Take down the names and numbers of witnesses.
- If you need medical attention, get it immediately.
- If you can, see if the problem is addressed right away.
Often our investigators will return to the scene with you to recreate the incident. Our team will contact any witnesses and take the case from there. Your next job is to get better. If you need to see a doctor, follow the treatment plan until you are at 100 percent health.
Will I need to miss work for a court case?
You won’t need to be present during much of our work. In the rare case of deposition, court time or mediation, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
What if I fell at a friend’s or family member’s residence?
The law is the same no matter where you are. Having insurance doesn’t guarantee no one will get hurt. You’re liable if you have knowledge about something and didn’t fix it. Firm founder John Foy gives some examples: “If there’s a hole in your backyard and I walk into it in broad daylight, you’re not liable. But if I open your basement door and I assume there’s a step there and there is no step, then you are liable.” We must prove the property owner had superior knowledge.
We’re not going to sue your friend or family member. We will deal with their insurance adjuster and no one else has to know about it. We won’t put your friend or loved one in front of a jury. We will make a claim against their carrier.
What if I need money before the settlement to help offset my medical bills and cost of living?
We discourage our clients from taking “pre-suit” loans. These loans are not regulated in the same way as regular loans. The companies can charge more interest than allowed by traditional venues because if there’s no settlement they do not have to be repaid. However, we do have preferred companies we do business with. Let us work with you to make sure no one will take advantage of you during this difficult time.
Find out what John Foy & Associates attorneys can do for you, call 404-400-4000. Your consultation is free and confidential.