Foreign Substance Liability 2017-03-24T08:52:16+00:00

Foreign Substance Liability

Atlanta Slips and Falls Lawyer for Foreign Substance Liability

Have you ever skidded and nearly slipped in a wet or greasy spot on the floor of a store, restaurant or other establishment? Materials that end up on the floor and do not belong there are called “foreign substances,” and sometimes, “transitory foreign substances.” These hazards cause many individuals to slip and fall and can result in traumatic injuries.

Clear laws provide safeguards and remedies to protect those who enter any person’s property, especially when it involves commerce that is mutually beneficial to both parties. Most reputable businesses are aware of these laws and the ramifications if they fail to provide a safe environment, including keeping the premises free of hazards.

To protect themselves from exposure, businesses will often establish a policy requiring employees to walk through the premises on a scheduled basis (often hourly) to ensure no transitory foreign substances are visible on the floor. Nevertheless, schedules go awry, or employees fail to show due diligence during these “floor checks,” and someone slips and is injured.

Property owners and/or business operators may attempt to discredit the injured, claiming that the person who fell was not being careful, or that the incident had just occurred and they could not have reasonably known of the hazard. Thorough investigation and concerted diligence are required on the part of the legal team to discredit these accusations and ensure a fair compensatory award for injuries and suffering.

The seasoned attorneys at Zagoria Law have deep expertise at uncovering obscure evidence and identifying credible witnesses that illustrate fault on the part of the defendant. By proving that a hazard had existed long enough, or that an employee was close enough, that action should have been taken, we routinely win the day for our clients and prevent property owners from escaping blame.

The attorneys at Zagoria Law stand ready to put more than 30 years of experience to work on behalf of you or a family member, doing everything possible to obtain satisfactory damages for injuries including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe contusions
  • Severe lacerations, and more

We encourage anyone involved in a foreign substance slip and fall injury to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers as soon as possible by calling 404-653–0023 or emailing the firm.