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Special Circumstances for Slip and Falls

Special Circumstances for Slip and Falls

Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Atlanta Trip and Fall Law Firm for Special Circumstances for Accidents Involving Unique Circumstances

While most types of slip and fall accidents are relatively common, some special circumstances may present unique challenges when pursuing a slip and fall premises liability claim. Personal injury claims are a species of premises liability claims and most often revolve around negligence. The Atlanta trip and fall law firm of Gilormo Injury Law is experienced enough to handle any special circumstances you may be facing and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Atlanta Trip and Fall Law Firm Explains Knowledge and Liability in Slip and Fall Lawsuit

In Georgia, liability for a slip and fall injury may be demonstrated in one of two ways. 

  • First, the victim may prove that the owner, or the agents of the owner, had actual knowledge of the hazard and failed to address it. 
  • Second, the victim may show the owner had constructive knowledge of the danger and did not act to address it. This means the owner should have known of the problem had he or she exercised reasonable care or diligence.

Thus, a property owner is considered responsible for a trip and fall provided that it was reasonable for them to have known a potential accident was possible.

Types of Premises Liability Claims Involving Special Circumstances in Georgia

Some of these special circumstances arise out of the facts involved in the accident, and some of them arise out of specific provisions of Georgia law. For example, some special circumstances that can impact how our attorneys pursue a premises liability claim include:

Trip and Fall Claims Involving Seniors in Georgia

As we get older, our bodies become more fragile. Therefore, it becomes increasingly likely that we will suffer the lingering effects of physical injuries that make us more susceptible to harm. As a result, seniors will frequently suffer severe injuries in falls and other premises-related accidents.

In these cases, the law takes the injured plaintiffs as the defendant finds them. In other words, the negligent party is responsible for whatever harm they cause no matter what condition the plaintiff was in prior to the negligent act. Traditionally, these plaintiffs with pre-existing injuries have been known as “eggshell plaintiffs,” meaning they are more fragile or susceptible to further injury than most. So, Georgia’s eggshell plaintiff law does not reduce a defendant’s liability based on a plaintiff’s pre-existing condition. An elderly man or woman may have extensive injuries from a fall that would have otherwise bruised a younger person. Regardless, the defendant is liable for all of the resulting 

Premises Liability Claims Involving Children in Georgia

Accidents involving children present special circumstances as well. This is due not only to the unique impact that traumatic injuries can have upon children, but also involves Georgia’s “attractive nuisance” doctrine. 

This doctrine holds property and business owners liable under premises liability for injuries to child trespassers caused by dangerous items and conditions that children are likely to be attracted to, such as trampolines and swimming pools. Under this law, a property owner can be held liable for a child’s injuries, even if the child was trespassing at the time of his or her accident.

Claims Where the Statute of Limitations Can Be Extended 

Finally, some accident victims may wait to seek legal help for a variety of reasons. In Georgia, there is a two-year “statute of limitations” for premises liability claims, which means a claimant has two years from the date of the injury to file a legal claim. However, proving liability for a fall or other premises-related accident can become more difficult as time goes on. It takes time to investigate and prepare a claim, witnesses tend to forget details, and evidence tends to go stale or become “lost.” Therefore, it is important to speak with the Atlanta trip and fall law firm of Gilormo Injury Law. We will immediately require any party with potential liability to preserve any and all evidence regarding the claim.

Contact an Atlanta Trip and Fall Law Firm Today

Gilormo Injury Law has the experience and legal knowledge to handle any type of personal injury claim, no matter what special or unusual circumstances present themselves. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us at 770-874-7054 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.  We serve clients in all of Greater Atlanta, including Roswell, Canton, and Cumming.

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