Trip & Fall Accident Attorney in Macon & Savannah, Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that between 2016 to 2020, falls were the fourth most common reason for a visit to the emergency room in the state. When an individual trips and falls, the damage to his or her physical health could be extensive. Focusing on the physical recovery is critical, which means hospital visits and expensive medical bills.
Our team at The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C. can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries after a trip-and-fall accident. We prioritize treating our clients with the compassion they need during this difficult period of recovery.
Over the past 20 years, we have won many cases and gained extensive experience in personal injury law. The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C. is proud to represent clients in Macon, Savannah, Bibb, Houston, Laurens, and Chatham, Georgia, as well as the nearby areas.
If you or someone you love has suffered in a trip-and-fall accident due to the actions of another party, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Trip & Fall Accidents
When an individual slips and falls due to the failure of another party to perform their duty of care to a reasonable standard, then it may be possible to file a personal injury claim for the accident.
Different types of property owners can be held responsible for trip-and-fall accidents, such as homeowners, business owners, or even government agencies.
When the actions or inactions of a party lead to unsafe conditions that cause a trip-and-fall accident, it may be possible to file a personal injury case on the grounds of premises liability. The party responsible for the premises should be held accountable for their neglect.
Examples of Trip& Fall Accidents
For example, say a property owner knew of a broken stair, did not fix it, and also did not display clear signage indicating that the stair was broken. An individual who falls through the stair or who breaks their ankle while trying to avoid falling may be able to hold that property owner liable.
On a similar note, if on an icy day a business owner does not clear the sidewalk and maintain its condition to a safe level, a customer who slips, falls, and is injured while walking into the business may be able to hold the business owner liable.
Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney if you have questions about your trip-and-fall accident.
Common Injuries Caused by Trip & Fall Accidents
After a serious trip-and-fall accident, many individuals suffer one of these injuries:
Broken wrist, arm, or ankle
Sprained wrist or ankle
Traumatic brain injury
What To Do After an Accident
You may be wondering what you should do after this type of accident. First, it is helpful to take pictures of the area where you tripped and fell in detail. It is also advisable to write down exactly what happened. Then, your next step should be to see a doctor or healthcare professional.
Even if you believe you were not injured, it is important to check with a medical professional who may be able to diagnose injuries that you can’t identify. Speaking with a healthcare professional early will also be critically important if you file a premises liability or personal injury case.
Next, you may want to make a report to the property owner; however, it is important to not admit fault or apologize. Also, be cautious in discussions or avoid discussing the accident entirely with insurance adjusters as their priorities are to protect the insurance company’s bottom line.
If the trip-and-fall accident caused you to suffer physically, you can file a personal injury claim, and it must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. An experienced premises liability attorney can help you through the legal process.
Trip & Fall Accident Attorney Serving Macon & Savannah, Georgia
After a trip-and-fall accident, prioritize your physical recovery first, and then take action to seek compensation for the injuries that you suffered. At The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., we are committed to providing personalized attention and professionalism each step of the way. Our team is proud to represent clients in Macon, Savannah, Bibb, Houston, and Laurens, Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.