Slip and fall accidents fall under the legal concept of premises liability in Georgia. This means that property owners and occupiers have a duty of care to maintain their premises in a safe condition and to warn visitors of any known hazards. If a property owner or occupier breaches this duty of care and someone is injured as a result, the owner or occupier may be liable for damages. If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident in Atlanta, it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney that will go the extra mile to investigate and prove fault – which can maximize your chances in settlement negotiations. Our team at The Kalka Law Group is dedicated to the entire process of obtaining your claim – from investigation through to negotiation and settlement.

What are the Average Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts in Georgia?

According to the trip, slip and fall accident settlement examples listed on this page, the typical Georgia slip and fall accident settlement is anywhere from $75,000 to $650,000. Settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case, which is why there is no accurate average settlement amount for slip and fall accidents in Georgia. While our team at Kalka Law Group does excellent work on our clients’ cases, no results are guaranteed, and the results below should not be considered “typical” results.

What Were Some Recent Trip & Slip and Fall Settlements Near Me in Georgia?

$650,000 – Trip and Fall outside the stadium in Cobb County, Georgia

This was a case of negligent construction, as a construction company left a curb in a dangerous condition, which caused our client to fall while walking to her car. Our client suffered broken ribs, broken leg, and broken wrist. The initial settlement was a meager $40,000. We were able to investigate the incident and show our client’s major injures and ongoing treatment – garnering a final settlement of $650,000 in 2022.

$75,000 – Torn Meniscus – Slip and Fall on Hazardous Condition at Gas Station in GA

Client exited her truck at a gas station in Powder Springs, GA. Client sustained a torn meniscus that required surgery. Georgia law requires that parking lot owners put down salt, sand, gravel or take some measure to improve the footing where they should expect invitees to step while putting gas in their vehicles. As a result, what our client thought and reasonably expected to be solid concrete was actually ice, causing her to slip and fall, and severely injure her left knee. The Atlanta Slip & Fall Lawyers at The Kalka Law Group were able to settle her personal injury slip and fall case in the amount of $75,000.

$250,000 – Slip and Fall and Large Grocery Store – Client Suffered Torn Meniscus in Georgia

Client was walking down the grocery store aisle when she slipped on liquid and suffered a torn meniscus. The Kalka Law Group was able to obtain video footage of the incident and identify the liquid she slipped on. We were able to recover a $250,000 settlement for our client.

$75,000 – Trip and Fall at Grocery Store in Georgia

Client tripped over a pallet that was left at a grocery store in a hazardous condition. They suffered various injuries and we were able to obtain a $75,000 settlement on their behalf in 2020.

What Factors Must Be Present to Prove Slip and Fall Negligence in GA?

To prove negligence in a slip and fall accident in Georgia, the plaintiff must establish the following elements:

  • Duty of care: The property owner or occupier owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. This means that they had a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to keep the premises safe and free from hazards.
  • Breach of duty: The property owner or occupier breached their duty of care by failing to take reasonable steps to keep the premises safe and free from hazards. This could include failing to properly maintain the property, failing to warn of known hazards, or failing to remove or repair hazardous conditions.
  • Actual and proximate cause: The breach of duty actually and proximately caused the plaintiff’s injuries. This means that the plaintiff’s injuries would not have occurred but for the property owner or occupier’s negligence.
  • Damages: The plaintiff suffered actual damages as a result of their injuries. This could include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

In addition to these elements, the plaintiff may also need to prove that they were not contributorily negligent. This means that they did not take any actions that contributed to their own injuries. For example, if the plaintiff was aware of a hazard but chose to walk on it anyway, was running down an aisle with a cart recklessly, etc. they may be found to be contributorily negligent. Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence system, which means that a plaintiff’s recovery may be reduced by their percentage of fault for the accident. For example, if a plaintiff is found to be 20% at fault for their injuries, their damages award will be reduced by 20%.

Slip and fall accidents can be complex, and it is important to speak with an attorney to discuss your specific case. An attorney can help you determine if you have a valid claim and can represent you in court if necessary.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For A Slip And Fall Accident in Georgia?

In Georgia, if you slip and fall and get hurt, the statute of limitations states that you have two years from the day it happened to take legal action. This means that within two years, you must decide to sue the person or organization you think caused your injuries. If you wait longer than that, you might not be allowed to sue anymore.

There are some special cases where this rule isn’t enforced. For instance, if you were a minor when you got hurt, the two-year countdown doesn’t start until you’re 18. Also, if the one responsible for your injuries is a government group, you might have less time to file a lawsuit.

We encourage you to talk to one of our Georgia trip, slip and fall lawyers right after a slip and fall accident. We can help figure out the time limit for your situation and assist you in taking legal action if needed.

How Long Does It Take For Slip And Fall Accident Settlements In Georgia?

The average time it takes to settle a slip and fall accident in Georgia is between six months and two years. However, this is just an average, and the actual time it takes to settle your case will vary depending on the specific facts of your case.

Factors that can affect the time it takes to settle a GA slip and fall case include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The amount of medical bills you have incurred
  • The extent of the property damage you have suffered
  • The complexity of the legal issues involved in your case
  • The willingness of the insurance company to settle

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your case. We can help you understand your legal rights and options and can help you get the best possible settlement for your case.

Tips for Settling a Slip and Fall Accident in Georgia:

  • Gather as much evidence as possible. This includes taking pictures of the scene of the accident, getting witness statements, and keeping all of your medical records.
  • Be prepared to negotiate. The insurance company will likely try to offer you a lowball settlement, so be prepared to negotiate to get a fair settlement.
  • Do not sign anything without consulting with an attorney. The insurance company may try to get you to sign a release form that waives your right to sue. Do not sign anything without first consulting with an attorney.