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Gainesville Slip & Fall Lawyers

Hurt on Someone Else’s Property? Let Us Know

Property owners must keep their land reasonably safe for visitors. When a hazard on the property does cause someone else’s injury, the property owner can be held accountable through Georgia’s premises liability laws. To quickly make sense of the law and your legal options after you slip, fall, and get hurt on someone else’s property, turn to Hasty Pope, LLP in Gainesville. Our firm has been around since 1953 and our attorneys have more than 130 years of combined experience, so you know you can trust us with your slip and fall accident case.


Want a free consultation to learn more? Call (770) 741-1951 at any time.


Commonplace Hazards Causing Slip & Fall Accidents

Everywhere you go, there could be a slip and fall hazard on the property. While you know to look out for these potential dangers, it is more important for property owners to locate and correct hazards before any guests can ever get near them.

What sort of hazards commonly cause slip or trip and fall accidents?

  • Lifted carpeting
  • Liquid spills on tile
  • Loose cables or cords
  • Uneven pavement
  • Cracked asphalt
  • Dirt or debris
  • Poorly lit hallways
  • Steps without handrails

You can leave the investigation of your slip and fall accident up to our attorneys. We know the subtle and obvious signs of a dangerous hazard on someone’s property, whether you called us after an accident in a friend’s home, a public park, or a private business like a retail store.

Should You Get a Lawyer for Slip & Fall Claims?

As the claimant or plaintiff in a slip and fall accident case, you face an enormous legal undertaking to prove that you did not cause your own injuries. Many slip and fall accidents happen when no one else is around. The defendant will do everything they can to say you were the cause of your own slip and fall accident, not their negligence as the property owner. Without any concrete evidence like a video recording, you will start your case at a disadvantage.

Working with a professional slip and fall lawyer can help rebalance the scales a bit. An experienced attorney will know the usual tactics of insurance companies defending slip and fall cases. More importantly, they will know how to counteract them to prove that you were not the one at fault for what happened.

Clear & Open Dangers

At the center of many slip or trip and fall accident cases are “clear and open dangers,” which are a hazard the property owner should have known about yet never corrected. If a hazard is clear to see but the property owner allowed a guest to get near it, then the defendant has acted negligently.

However, the “clear and open danger” argument goes both ways. A defendant may find success by arguing that if the hazard was so obvious, why didn’t the plaintiff notice and avoid it? While this might not be the most effective defense strategy, it could be sufficient enough to derail your claim or minimize the compensation you can collect at the least. Again, choosing to work with a slip and fall attorney from the beginning of your case is a good way to prepare for anything the opposition might try to use against you.

Hurt While Out of Your House? Call (770) 741-1951

Hasty Pope, LLP and our Gainesville slip and fall attorneys are standing by to assist anyone in our community who has been injured while on someone else’s property. We can take claims against major retail stores and insurance companies, battling in and out of court, so you don’t have to. Ideally, you will allow us to manage every aspect of your case while you do all you can to rest, just as you need and deserve.

We can begin your case with a free, no-obligation consultation.

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