Holding the Negligent Responsible for Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners and businesses have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of potential hazards. Unfortunately, property owners and those who are responsible for maintaining their premises do not always fulfill their obligation to the public. Slip and fall injuries can range from minor bumps or scrapes to catastrophic, life altering injuries. The skilled attorneys at the Reeder Law Firm will aggressively seek the maximum compensation that you deserve for slip and fall injuries caused by the negligence of property owners and businesses who failed to properly maintain their premises in a safe condition.
We represent clients who have suffered serious injuries as the result of a broad range of premises-related accidents, including those involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling merchandise
- Uneven sidewalks and curbs
- Potholes in streets or parking lots
- Side collisions
- Wet and slippery surfaces
- Improper security
- Inadequate lighting
- Dangerous steps
- Black ice
Slip and Fall on Wet and Slippery Floors
One of the more common types of slip and fall cases involve customers slipping on a foreign substance in a retail store. In fact, most people have either fallen down in a store themselves or seen another customer fall while shopping. Slip and falls in retail stores can be frightening, dangerous and cause severe injuries.
Retailers and shop-keepers have a duty to maintain the interior areas of their stores in a reasonably safe condition for invitees (customers). When they fail to properly inspect and maintain the condition of the floors where their customers walk, they can be found responsible for the injuries caused when an invitee slips and falls on a foreign substance.
Slip and Fall on Black Ice
Although the winter months in Atlanta are relatively mild compared to other areas, black ice forms on sidewalks and parking lots in metro Atlanta every year. Whether the black ice accumulates naturally or results from frozen water from irrigation or some other source, it can create an extremely dangerous situation for those who are unaware of its presence. Even though black ice is located outside in a parking lot or on a sidewalk, property owners have a duty to inspect and maintain their entire premises, not just the area inside their buildings. When they fail to uphold their duty to inspect and maintain their premises, they can be held responsible for the injuries that their inaction causes.
Property owners who fail to inspect and maintain their parking lots and sidewalks for black ice in the winter months place the public at great risk of slip and fall injuries. Our attorneys have successfully represented individuals in slip and fall cases resulting from black ice and recovered amounts ranging from $150,000 to $500,000 for their injuries.
To arrange for a free consultation on your personal injury case, contact Reeder Law Firm today.