Sidewalk Slip and Fall Liability

Who is responsible for a slip and fall on a city sidewalk in Georgia? Learn about sidewalk slip and fall liability in this educational video.

Question:

Can I sue a city or county for a slip and fall on a faulty sidewalk in Georgia?

Answer:

People often want to know whether they can sue a city or a county for an injury that occured when they may have fallen on a curb or a public sidewalk. The answer is it is possible, but it’s much harder than suing a private entity. Sidewalk Slip and Fall Liability Governmental entities have a lot of protections and what are called “immunities” under the law. However, if they fail to maintain items under their control in an appropriate fashion, a lawsuit can be filed against them and a claim can be pursued. These are different cases in that there are different steps that you have to take to sue a municipality. One of the main things that you have to do is give what is called an ante litem notice to the governmental entity within a certain period of time (generally, 6 months), putting them on notice of what this potential claim may be.

If you’ve been injured on a sidewalk or curb of some sort that’s maintained by a governmental entity and you want to know if you have a personal injury claim, please contact us so we can investigate the claim, make that determination, and help you preserve all the evidence necessary to pursue such a lawsuit.


If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident in Georgia, you may have questions about sidewalk slip and fall liability.
Contact experienced Atlanta slip and fall lawyer Christopher Gunnels at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation.
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