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Understanding Georgia Slip and Fall Laws

The phrase “slip and fall” applies to several unfortunate accidents in which victims suffer catastrophic injuries because of what are usually dangerous property conditions. In many cases, the same victims in slip and fall accidents are likely to be accused of being at fault for their own injuries.

The Nye Law Group represents people injured in slip and fall accidents in communities throughout the greater Savannah area. Our firm can fight to get you all of the compensation you are entitled to. Call 855-636-9277 to take advantage of a free consultation that will let our attorneys review your case.

Georgia Slip and Fall Laws

slip and fall accidentGeorgia Code § 51-3-1 establishes that a property owner is liable to invitees for injuries caused by his or her failure to maintain a safe premises. Under Georgia Code § 51-3-2, a property owner is liable to a licensee only for willful or wanton injury.

Invitees refers to any person on a premises by express or implied invitation. The customers at most businesses in Georgia are invitees.

When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident in Georgia, state law only provides two years for him or her to commence legal action. If he or she files a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired, the court will not hear his or her case.

In most slip and fall cases, the victim will attempt to reach a settlement with the property owner’s insurance company. If the insurer is not willing to provide a satisfactory amount, the victim can file a lawsuit.

Georgia operates under a modified comparative fault system of negligence, meaning that a person can recover damages so long as he or she was less than 50 percent at fault. A jury award can be reduced by a plaintiff’s percentage of fault, meaning that a person who is found to have been 25 percent at fault for his or her injuries would receive $75,000 of a  $100,000 jury award.

What You Should Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Georgia

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you will want to make sure a report is filed with the manager on duty. Be sure to take pictures of whatever hazard caused the accident.

Even when you don’t think you were hurt, you should still seek medical attention. Some injuries involve delayed symptoms, and insurance companies also use any delays in treatment to argue that injuries were not severe.

Find a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Georgia

Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a slip and fall accident in Georgia? You will want to contact the Nye Law Group as soon as possible. Our firm has office locations in Hinesville and Savannah.

Our skilled personal injury lawyers can conduct an independent investigation and work to make sure the negligent party is held accountable. You can have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call 855-636-9277 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Savannah, GA 31401

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