Wet floors can be extremely dangerous. Each year, millions of people suffer falls in the United States, and many are preventable. In Georgia, stores and other establishments have a duty to have reasonable inspection procedures in place to check for slip and fall hazards. Failure to notice and clean up water, soap, oil, or any other liquid can subject them to liability, but only an experienced slip and fall lawyer can tell you whether or not you have a valid case.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall on another person's property, I cannot stress enough how important it is to contact a slip and fall lawyer immediately. A good slip and fall lawyer will take the appropriate steps to preserve any and all evidence before it is destroyed either accidently or intentionally by the property owner.
Video evidence is critical in slip and fall cases. Most commercial locations have security cameras that capture activity in any part of the store or the surrounding premises. Often these digital security cameras automatically delete stored footage automatically if not preserved immediately following an incident. Georgia has a very specific law, called spoliation, which requires companies to preserve the video evidence, but only if the proper procedures are followed by the injured person or their slip and fall lawyer. The procedures are complex, but preserving video evidence is crucial to show that the store breached their legal duty. Call an experienced slip and fall lawyer immediately to make sure that the precious video evidence is preserved.
If you, or someone you know, slipped and fell inside of a Walmart, Kroger, Publix or some other commercial store or location, call R. Michael Coker now for a free case evaluation. As a slip and fall lawyer, Mr. Coker can advise you on the best plan for winning your slip and fall case.