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Injuries Caused by Falling Objects in Georgia: Understanding Your Legal Rights

  • Published: August 14, 2023

Warning Falling ObjectsAccidents involving falling objects can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a falling object on someone else’s property in Georgia, it’s crucial to understand your legal rights and seek justice. At Cohen & Sinowski, P.C., we are here to help you navigate through the complexities of premises liability claims. In this blog post, we will discuss the common causes of falling objects, the legal implications, and how our experienced premises liability attorneys can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation.

Common Causes of Falling Object Injuries

Falling object injuries can occur in various settings, such as construction sites, retail stores, and public spaces. Some common causes include:

  • Poorly secured merchandise or inventory on shelves or racks in stores
  • Construction materials or tools falling from heights at construction sites
  • Loose fixtures or equipment in commercial premises
  • Overhead objects falling in public spaces due to negligence

These accidents can lead to severe injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even fatalities. The physical, emotional, and financial impact of such incidents can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s essential to understand your legal rights and take appropriate action.

Premises Liability Law in Georgia

In Georgia, premises liability law holds property owners responsible for maintaining safe conditions on their premises to prevent harm to others. Property owners have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises, including addressing potential hazards that could cause falling object accidents.

To establish a successful premises liability claim, you and your attorney must prove the following elements:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care.
  2. The property owner breached that duty by failing to address or warn about the potential danger of falling objects.
  3. The breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. You suffered damages as a result of the injuries sustained.

Understanding and proving these elements can be complex, which is why having an experienced premises liability attorney by your side is crucial.

Securing Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Falling Object at a Store

Sarah, a young professional, was browsing a popular retail store in Georgia, excited to find the perfect outfit for an upcoming event. As she strolled through the aisles, a poorly secured shelf suddenly gave way, causing a heavy object to plummet from above, directly onto Sarah’s shoulder. The impact left her in excruciating pain, with visible injuries and a sense of shock.

Sarah’s injuries were severe. She suffered a dislocated shoulder, multiple fractures, and deep tissue bruising. The pain was debilitating, affecting her ability to work and carry out everyday tasks. Recognizing the urgency of her situation, she sought immediate medical attention.

Under the care of skilled physicians, Sarah underwent a series of treatments to address her injuries. She required emergency surgery to reset her dislocated shoulder and repair the fractures. Additionally, she underwent a grueling physical therapy regimen to regain strength and mobility in her shoulder. The medical expenses swiftly accumulated, causing financial strain on Sarah’s already burdened shoulders.

Hoping for cooperation and fair compensation, Sarah attempted to communicate with the store about her injuries and medical expenses. However, despite her efforts, the store’s response was frustratingly unresponsive and dismissive. Left feeling defeated and overwhelmed, Sarah began to lose hope in her pursuit of justice.

Fortunately, Sarah’s situation took a turn for the better when she made the decision to seek legal representation. She contacted Cohen & Sinowski, P.C., a reputable premises liability law firm in Georgia, renowned for their expertise in securing compensation for victims of negligence.¬†Understanding Sarah’s pain and frustration, Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. took immediate action, thoroughly assessing the details of her case. With their extensive knowledge of premises liability law, they skillfully gathered compelling evidence showcasing the store’s negligence in securing the shelves.

Employing their expertise and leveraging their network of industry experts, Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. expertly navigated the legal process on behalf of Sarah. They negotiated fiercely with the store, advocating for her rights and seeking fair compensation for her injuries, medical expenses, and the emotional distress she had endured.

In the end, Sarah’s decision to bring Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. onto her team proved to be a turning point. Our dedicated attorneys fought tirelessly on her behalf, and we were able to secure a substantial settlement that exceeded her expectations. This settlement helped alleviate the financial burden caused by her injuries and provided a sense of closure to this challenging chapter in her life.

Contact Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. Today

PartnersAt Cohen & Sinowski, P.C., we understand that injuries sustained in accidents caused by falling objects can have a profound impact on your well-being and quality of life. We strive to provide compassionate and expert legal representation to individuals like Sarah, supporting them through their journey to justice and compensation.

If you’ve suffered injuries due to a falling object and are struggling to receive fair treatment from the responsible party, don’t give up. Contact Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. today, and let our experienced attorneys guide you towards a favorable resolution, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way.

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