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You slipped and fell on someone else’s property. So, does this mean that you have a slip and fall claim? While slip and fall accidents are usually fairly straightforward, determining if you have a claim for financial compensation can be a challenge. Here are three questions you can ask yourself to decide if you should speak with an Albany slip and fall lawyer:
If you slipped and fell in your own home, you do not have a premises liability claim (although you could potentially have a claim for a product defect or negligent construction). However, if you fell anywhere else – including a store, office, government building, public park or neighbor’s home – then you could potentially have a slip and fall claim.
On the road, all drivers owe the same duty of care to all other motorists. But, when it comes to premises liability, this is not the case. In Georgia, property owners and tenants owe varying duties of care depending on why someone else is on their property:
Finally, why did you fall? If you were being reckless or if you ignored an obvious risk, then your injury might be on you. But, if you fell as a result of almost any other issue, then there is a good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation. For example, common grounds for pursuing premises liability claims in Georgia include:
These are not the only questions you need to answer, but they are among the most important. For a comprehensive assessment of your legal rights after a slip and fall accident in Albany, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
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