Dothan Slip and Fall Attorneys
Slip and Fall Claims in Alabama and Georgia
Slip and fall accidents fall under a section of personal injury law known as premises liability. In premises liability law, the owner or maintainer of an area needs to keep said area reasonably safe to those that may visit the property.
Failure to maintain a safe area can result in slip & fall or trip & fall accidents. If the owner of the property or lot in question was negligent in maintaining safety, they can be responsible for the consequences of these actions.
Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC can help you hold negligent property owners accountable.
What Causes Slip & Fall Accidents?
Any unsafe condition on someone else’s property can cause slips, trips, and falls.
Examples of unsafe conditions that cause slip and fall accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Unmarked wet floors
- Rubbish left on floors
- Uneven sidewalks
- Loose or torn carpeting
- Loose floorboards
- Uneven stairs
- Faulty or missing handrails
- Exposed hoses or wires
- Slippery surfaces
- Spilled liquid
- Broken stairs
- Uneven ground or cracked sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Fallen objects
When one of the above hazards presents itself to you without warning, it may cause you to slip, trip, or fall and suffer injuries. Slip and fall accidents in Alabama and Georgia can occur on both private and public properties, including private homes, apartment complexes, office buildings, supermarkets, restaurants, stores, and just about everywhere we walk.