Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls can take place almost anywhere. In Georgia, businesses have a duty to make sure their premises are safe for customers. This means that each business must make reasonable efforts to inspect the property and to protect customers from injury. If a business becomes aware of a danger to its customers, it must take steps to correct the danger or otherwise prevent customers from being harmed.
For example, a grocery store is obligated to make reasonable inspections of aisles. Customers are put in danger if water or other liquids that could cause a slip are not discovered and cleaned up. If the grocery store becomes aware of a danger, they are required to remove the risk and/or prevent customers from becoming harmed. Placing a barrier around the liquid may be a reasonable step if the danger occurs once, but if the there is a leak that causes the danger to occur repeatedly, the store should ultimately fix the leak.
Slips and Falls Can Happen in Places You Least Expect
Slips and falls can take place in locations that you may not think of initially. For example, many people may not realize that such incidents often take place at airports. Airports can be quite congested, but it remains the responsibility of the airport to take steps to ensure that guests are safe.
Foot traffic through terminals can lead to spills or other debris that can become a danger to others. Airports make tremendous profits by squeezing as many people as possible into small spaces but they should never be allowed to put profits in front of customer safety. If you have been injured in a slip and fall at an airport, contact Ponton Law so we can help you get the just compensation you deserve.
A Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help
A slip and fall incident can be a trying time for some. Someone who has fallen can be embarrassed, in pain and confused about what has happened. Representatives of the business are often aggressive in their attempts to get injured customers to sign waivers or make statements about the accident. However, it is important to note that if you have been injured in a slip and fall, you are not required to make any statements to any employees of the business and you should never sign any waivers.
You are your own best advocate, so remember to protect yourself after a slip and fall and seek medical attention immediately. If you are able, consider taking pictures or video of the accident scene. When possible, also write down your recollection of what happened. If there were witnesses, be sure to obtain their contact information. The more information you can provide, the stronger your claim will be.
James Ponton, an experienced Atlanta slip and fall attorney, can help you seek and obtain a proper medical evaluation, deal with the other party and his or her attorneys, and work to protect your rights during negotiations and even take the case to trial, should that become necessary. Remember, there are limitations on the amount of time that can pass before filing a claim for damages. Let us worry about making sure the legal issues are handled. Ponton Law works with you, as a partner, through the entire process.
Contact Ponton Law today if you have been injured in a slip and fall incident. We have the experience necessary to manage the legal process as you work to manage your recovery. Call us at 404-418-8507 or contact us online for a consultation.