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Slip and fall accidents are no joke. They cause serious injuries, including facial lacerations, concussions, neck and back injuries and sprains, and hip fractures. Accounting for 15% of accidental deaths, slips and falls are the most common cause of accidental death after motor vehicle accidents. A slippery floor accident is not always the fault of the property owner, but often times the owner or manager of the premises simply failed to take reasonable steps to prevent an otherwise avoidable accident. In cases of serious injury, the Atlanta attorneys at Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC work to hold the negligent property owner responsible for the harm they have caused.

Unreasonably Slippery Floors

There are many different flooring materials that may be used, and some are naturally more slippery than others. Spilled liquids, mopping and waxing obviously make any floor much more slippery than it would ordinarily be. Property owners have a duty to avoid making floors unreasonably slippery. In the case of spills, this means conducting routine inspections of the floor and promptly cleaning up any liquids. In the case of mopping, waxing or other cleaning and maintenance, this may mean not performing such tasks in the middle of the day when there is a high volume of foot traffic, or refraining from such activities when it is raining outside and it is expected that visitors will be tracking in additional rain, mud or other slippery substances. Using the right cleaning products is also required to avoid creating a dangerous condition in walkways.

Was the Owner on Notice of the Hazard? What About the Victim?

Regardless of the cause of the slippery floor, placing a sign or warning about the hazard in a conspicuous location is almost always a good idea. The fact that a floor is slippery is not always obvious, and putting out a sign warning customers or visitors may help people to be more cautious and avoid a serious slip and fall accident. Keep in mind, however, that having a sign in place may not relieve the property owner of liability for a slip and fall, depending upon all the circumstances.

In proving the owner's liability, a skilled accident attorney will show that the owner knew or should have known about the slippery surface, yet failed to correct it or put up a warning within a reasonable period. This can be a difficult aspect of the case, depending upon the reason the floor was slippery. An experienced premises liability lawyer will know how to investigate the accident, determine its cause, and prepare a strong case that proves the owner's liability to the injured victim. They will also help with the recovery of lost wages, medical bills, and other costs of the accident.

Call KWFDM for Assistance After a Slip and Fall Injury

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on another's dangerously unsafe property, call Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC in Atlanta at 404-460-0101 for a free consultation regarding your right to compensation for your injuries. All information is kept strictly confidential, even if you choose not to hire our firm. We represent clients in Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Jonesboro and across the state of Georgia.

Client Reviews
I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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