When a person slips and falls and suffers injury as a result, they may have the legal basis for a personal injury lawsuit. The victim may choose to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. In order to have a successful lawsuit, a plaintiff must be able to meet the following slip and fall lawsuit criteria.
There must have been some type of hazardous condition that led to the slip and fall. For example, there must have been an icy sidewalk, a wet floor or an uneven floor. These are only a few examples of what must have been present.
The property owner or person responsible for the property in the owner’s absence must have been made aware of the hazard or otherwise should have reasonably known about the issue. The owner or manager, after being made aware of the hazard’s existence, must have failed to remedy the situation in a timely manner.
Slip and Fall
The victim must have slipped and fallen as a direct result of the hazard. For example, a person may fall in an icy parking lot, but not on an icy patch itself.
The injuries that are sustained by the victim must have been a direct result of the slip and fall that was, in turn, a direct result of the hazard.
Any person who is hurt in a slip and fall accident in Atlanta and can meet these criteria may have a successful lawsuit. An experienced attorney can assist a victim in filing a lawsuit and seeing it through to fruition.