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Did your trip to the mall land you in the ER?

You had some shopping to do, so you went to your local mall. It is something you've done numerous times before without incident. This time instead of coming home, you slipped, fell and hurt yourself. Emergency crews came to the scene and transported you to the emergency room. Your quick trip to the mall resulted in pain, emotional trauma and significant financial loss. This whole affair has left you wondering if there is anything you can do to recover your losses. The truth is, you might be able to.

Slip-and-fall accidents happen all too often in mall settings in Georgia and elsewhere. There are many reasons that they do. At the end of the day, this is a premises liability issue, and the property owner may be liable for any damages you've sustained.

What are some common causes of indoor slip-and-fall accidents?

First, let's look at floors. In any venue, floors must be clean and in good repair. Slip-and-fall accidents happen when any of the following factors or others exist:

  • Wet floors
  • Recently polished or waxed floors
  • Torn carpeting
  • Curled up edges on rugs

Next, let's talk stairs. Slip-and-fall accidents happen on stairs as a result of any of these or other hazards:

  • Debris 
  • Slippery floors after cleaning or spills
  • Broken or missing handrails 
  • Steps in need of repair

Finally, let's talk elevators and escalators. Accidents may happen on these mechanisms in the following situations:

  • Slipping on wet stairs, platforms or floors 
  • Catching your clothing or shoes 
  • Losing your balance when the mechanism moves unexpectedly
  • Falling due to broken handrails

If there is an issue, mall owners and managers have a duty to customers to address the problem in a timely manner. They also have to display adequate warning signs until they successfully resolve the issue.

Now, customers do have to exercise care when walking through a mall, but it does not mean that they are liable for any injuries they suffer while doing so. If owner negligence contributed to the injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.

Not sure if you have a case?

If your trip to the mall landed you in the ER but you are unsure if you have a case for compensation, it is okay to ask questions. An experienced personal injury attorney can investigate the matter and, if deemed appropriate, help you pursue legal actions against all parties thought responsible for your losses.

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