Were you or someone you love injured in a slip and fall incident on someone else’s Lithonia property? A lawyer from Kaine Law can help you pursue the money your family needs to start rebuilding.
While nothing can undo the injury or take away the pain it has caused, compensation from the liable party’s insurer can make your life easier and more secure as you seek a way forward. Our Lithonia personal injury lawyer can handle everything. All you need to worry about is feeling better.
Calculating Damages After a Slip and Fall Accident in Lithonia
The insurance company may have already come to you with a settlement offer. You do not have to accept it. In fact, it is probably better that you do not do so, at least not until you have had a chance to consult with Kaine Law’s Lithonia slip and fall lawyer.
In our experience, insurance companies sometimes try to offer an accident survivor far less than their case is worth. To make sure you ask for the right amount, we can:
Determine What Damages Your Slip and Fall Entitles You to Receive
We might start by asking you a series of questions, such as:
- What has your doctor said about your injuries?
- How do your injury symptoms affect your personal life?
- Was any of your property damaged in the fall?
- Have your injuries affected your ability to work?
- Have your symptoms improved or worsened since the accident?
These and other questions can tell us what types of damages you qualify for.
Examples of Common Slip and Fall Damages
Bearing in mind that everyone’s situation—and, therefore, everyone’s settlement—is different, here are a few items that you may be able to seek damages for:
- Pain and suffering, or the symptoms associated with your injuries that have negatively affected your physical and mental health
- Reduced quality of life, or the inability to enjoy time with family or working on hobbies
- Loss of wages, or the salary your injuries have already prevented you from earning
- Loss of earning capacity, or the salary you will have to give up in the long term because of chronic or permanent injuries
- Medical bills, or the cost of addressing both the injury itself and the symptoms it causes
Calculating Your Slip and Fall Losses
Finally, we must arrive at a concrete dollar amount for you to ask the liable party to pay. To determine your case’s worth, we can:
- Review relevant bills and receipts to see what you have already spent
- Talk to your employer or review paystubs to determine how much you would have earned at work if you had not been injured
- Ask medical and economic experts to help us calculate the impact of your injuries
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Lithonia, call 404-214-2001
Our Slip and Fall Lawyers Are Eager to Help Lithonia Clients
Georgia law only gives you two years from the accident date to take legal action against a negligent property owner, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. Missing this deadline could mean missing your chance to recover compensation.
This deadline is part of the reason why Kaine Law encourages prospective clients to hire us as soon as possible. The more time we have to consider your case, the more effectively we may be able to:
- Devise a legal strategy that can help you achieve your goals and recover the damages you need
- Collect evidence that proves you deserve a specific amount of money from the at-fault party
- Get in touch with the liable party’s insurance company and ask them to pay what they owe you
- Persuade a reluctant insurer that we have a strong enough case to warrant the damages you have asked for
- Take the at-fault party to court, if we feel that negotiating will not work or has not worked
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Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional falls were by far the most common reason for ER visits involving nonfatal injuries in 2021. In total, nearly 7 million people visited the emergency room for this reason. Nearly 3 million of these visitors were 65 and over.
Who is responsible for these injuries? In some cases, no one is to blame: some accidents really are just accidents. In all too many cases, however, negligent property owners put others at risk by failing to maintain their land or buildings.
The Responsibilities of Lithonia Property Owners
If someone owns or rents a piece of property, they have a legal duty to make sure that the property is safe for all legal visitors. This applies to both commercial and residential property owners.
In Lithonia, property owners are responsible for:
- Regularly mowing grass and trimming branches that might affect hide dangers or obstruct walkways
- Cleaning up any liquid spills as soon as they find out about them
- Repairing issues with hallways, decks, stairs, and patios
- Posting warning signs about any hazards they have not removed or cannot remove immediately
Confronting a Liable Property Owner in Lithonia
Even if we have ample evidence to show that the property owner caused your accident, they may try to deny liability. They and/or their insurance company might:
- Claim that you were acting carelessly and therefore caused your own injuries
- Try to accuse you of trespassing, because trespassers are not entitled to file a slip and fall case in Lithonia under O.C.G.A. § 51-3-3
- Admit liability but minimize your injuries, meaning that they would not have to pay you as much as you are asking for
The team at Kaine Law can handle all of these obstacles and any others we encounter. What is more, we will keep you updated throughout your case, offer legal advice at every step of the way, and do everything possible to get money for your family.
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After a Slip and Fall, Lithonia Residents Can Depend on Kaine Law
To find out how our Lithonia slip and fall lawyer can help you, call Kaine Law today. Members of our team are waiting to evaluate your case right now at no cost or risk to you. Kaine Law offers 24/7 support to our clients and is not afraid to take on any liable party, from an individual property owner to a large corporation.