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Athens Slip & Fall Premises Liability Injury Attorneys 

Justice for Your Injury

The owners of stores, apartment buildings, and other properties have a duty of care to their visitors. When that duty is neglected, the consequences can be devastating.

You should never have to bear the burden of someone else’s negligence or noncompliance. With 40 years of experience, Montlick has a track record winning the settlements slip and fall victims need to get back on their feet.

Get the Money You Deserve

When an accident upends your life, a stressful battle for your financial compensation lies ahead. Fortunately, you don’t have to fight alone. Montlick takes charge of our clients’ cases and fights fiercely to put the maximum money in their pockets.

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This is by far the absolute best Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. My attorney, Nick Vocino, who’s extremely brilliant, exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, efficient, effective, and prompt has handled two car accident cases for me resulting in very favorable outcomes. Nick Vocino and his staff possess the right combination of skills that you can trust to get the very best results. This firm has earned my most fervent and enthusiastic recommendation.
Chandra Hambrick
Listen up! If you been in a Accident.Montlick and Associates are one of the best in town.Attorney Cate Powell is a great attorney. She answered my questions in a timely manner and always kept me in the loop. Her staff, including Amy Jones, was pleasant and courteous. They got me a great settlement and were attentive to my needs. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family. I'm telling the truth to anyone been in accident call them .You will not regret it!
Larry Copeland
On Oct 30, 2022, I was in a Hit and Run Accident in Lagrange GA. by a non-insured motorist, Not naming the 3 previous law firms that totally almost ruined my chances in getting things doing and helping me through my nightmare. a year head almost went by feeling like i was the perpetrator and not the victim of a hit and run. I never been in any car accident of this multitude. I was so lost, had not guidance of what to do and how to do it right. Never even got to talk to any of the previous attorneys that claim they help people after a car accident. I had sunk into deep depression. As a retired Veteran that suffer from PTSD and Paranoia when i had to drive, I was so scared and afraid to the point I had other drivers around me wondering if i was a safe driver. until one night i was watch TV after praying to God to please send me an Angle to help me that's when Montlick & Associates commercial came on it was. I set up in my bed and knew if I wanted real help and be able to talk with an Attorney on my case and not some injury firm Secretary. I need to call right away cause time head already been wasted, fighting with the last three injury law firms. Mrs. Neives was my Angle along with everyone at Montlick I felt like not only did I have an Attorney but i also had an after Accident Mental Therapist she insured me that she would get everything back on the right track. and rewrite all the wrongs and make them right. not one time did i every had to call for any updates. if there was anything she needed answers to I was contact by her or someone on her team by email or phone call. the Only thing i regrate is not calling Monlick & Associates when the Hit and Run first Accrued from the Hospital. my story goes out to everyone who may find themselves in the same situation. Yes, there is a lot of an injury law firms out there but I will bet my bottom dollar that you will not talk to nor know who your attorney is and be kept updated about your cause if you're not a client of Montlick & Associates. I thank my Heavenly Father for everyone at Montlick & Associates
Anita Erickson
Since Covid, I’ve been in 3 hit-and-run accidents in which neither were my fault. I had a different attorney represented me in the first accident who was not very attentive nor responsive to my numerous calls and questions. For my second and third accident, I decided to go with Montlick and Associates, specifically Attorney Cate Powell. Cate, returned my call; she listened, took notes, allowed me to vent about chronic pain I was experiencing and after finding out that the other driver almost got out of paying the liability claim due to a technicality, Cate assured me that she had everything under control. Unlike my first attorney, she not only provided updates but she checked on my recovery as well; and if she was unable to personally update me, she allowed her team to provide an update. Cate is a fighter for her clients, she even dealt with my insurance to ensure that I received everything that was owed to me. And she also represented my husband as well. She is now someone I trust wholeheartedly, and if I ever have a legal matter, I can call her for help and if she can’t represent me, she will certainly point me in the right direction.So, if you’re ever in an accident and seeking legal representation, and need a no-nonsense attorney, call Attorney Cate Powell because I am telling you from experience – she would be your one call that would fully represent you. Trust me!
gwenette dowe
There are many positive words to describe my experience with Montlick & Associates. However, the ones that are most applicable to my case are professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.I truly appreciate the time and effort that Nick Vocino and Amber Starks spent on my behalf. The entire process took about 2 years from the date of the accident to the date I got my settlement check. Nick kept me apprised every step of the way and for that, I am truly grateful!Montlick & Associates is a 5-star law firm. I would absolutely recommend it to my family and friends!
Wanda Hightower
After a terrible accident, we turned to Ellen Forrester at Montlick for help with my mom's case. She walked us through everything step by step, handled the documentation and when it came time, her colleague, Mike Moran, and her represented my mom amazingly at mediation. While we are very happy with the settlement reached, this process was so much easier with their care and guidance. We will forever recommend them and Montlick to anyone.
Alex McGee
Mrs. Sara Root and her assistant Chris are the best..Mrs. Root is a very smart attorney she does her research and analyze everything about your case!! I had a spinal injury that resulted to surgery due to being rear ended in a car accident ..They kept me updated through every step..Chris called to check on me often and Mrs. Root made sure i understood everything..Yes i will have back pains in the future but she ensured that i was well compassionated for my life changes due to my injury.. I am so grateful to have had them during my recovery process. Thanks guys!..We met and talk about God m having faith and a connection! I give Montlick a 10 out of 10..I highly recommend them..Thanks to all that participated in making this process smooth and successful!! Awesome Awesome Awesome Team!!
Erica Wright
We would highly recommend Montlick and Associates if you’re injured in an accident. The staff is very professional and kept us up to date as our case progressed. They check on you to make sure you’re ok. They just make the process easy. Thank you for taking care of us!
latrese mikell
Dayna and Ellen went above and beyond to make sure my family and I were taken care of after our accident! I wish there were more stars to give! Definitely recommending to my family and friends!
Daphne McCoy
Sara Root and her team is incredible they helped me from the first day of my accident all the way to the end if you need an outstanding, caring, loving, respectful attorney Sara Root is the way to go
Corey Lightfoot
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Taking Slip & Falls Seriously

We know people tend to downplay the severity of slip, trip and fall injuries. Not us. We take your pain seriously, and we’re here to help fight for the compensation you deserve.

Starting Off Strong

Whatever your slip, trip or fall case looks like, a Montlick attorney will review it at no cost. An experienced personal injury attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened in your case to determine your legal options and a path forward.

Montlick Takes You from Hurt to Hopeful. Here's How: 
  • We work tirelessly to prove liability
  • We put you first, always
  • We have recovered cumulative billions for our clients
  • We take on huge corporations, and win
Athens Slip, Trip & Fall Injury Lawyers

We Take Slips, Trips, and Falls Seriously 

We all know that mildly embarrassing feeling of tripping over our own feet. Sometimes, a trip-and-fall is simply an accident that isn’t anyone’s fault. However, the story changes when hazardous conditions on a property cause injury and pain. 

A dangerous condition on someone’s property that results in an injury to someone else can be grounds for a personal injury claim. These types of claims fall under the category known as “premises liability.” The world of product liability is extremely complicated. That’s where we come in. We can fight on your behalf so you can receive the money you deserve to heal from your injury.

Athens, GA Premises Liability Injury Attorneys

Who is Responsible?

In Georgia, an “owner or occupier” of land can be liable for damages to an injured person if they fail to “exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.” This protection applies to anyone entering the land for a “lawful purpose” including, by way of example, visitors or customers in a shop or tenants in an apartment building. If a person is trespassing, the landowner owes a much lower standard of care, although there are exceptions. For example, minors trespass can be treated differently than adults depending on the circumstances.

A rule referred to as “superior knowledge” creates liability in cases where the owner has more knowledge about a dangerous condition than people entering the property would, and yet fails to remedy the dangerous condition or warn people of its existence.

Some examples of premises liability claims include a person falling because of a slippery floor or a broken stair. The property owner also has a duty to warn of high voltage areas, and to prevent heavy objects, such as light fixtures or pieces of ceiling, from falling on someone’s head. In what are known as “negligent security” cases, a property owner can be held liable for the violent criminal actions of other people on the property. For example, a hotel located in an area where violent crimes are frequently committed normally has a duty to take safety precautions for its guests.

You May Have Options

Even if you’re partially at fault, you could still be entitled to compensation.

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Could I Be At Fault for Not Being Careful Enough?

Often, there is more than one cause of an accident. Perhaps the floor was slippery, but you were in a hurry and that was part of the reason that you did not notice the state of the floor. Even further, your speed contributed to the severity of your injuries.

In Georgia, if you were part of the cause of your own injuries, you can still recover from a negligent property owner so long as a court finds you to be less than 50% at fault. This is because Georgia practices a modified form of what is called “comparative negligence.” Under the modified comparative negligence doctrine, an injured person who is 20% responsible for his or her injuries can still collect 80% of the damages. In a claim worth $100,000, this would mean you could collect $80,000 from the property owner. However, if you are 50% or more liable for your own injury, you cannot collect anything under Georgia law.

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If you’ve been hurt in a slip, trip or fall accident on someone else’s property and you’re not sure what to do, start with Montlick. Our attorneys will review your situation and advise you on your legal options at no cost.

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Experience is Everything

Our attorneys have been handling premises liability claims in Athens, Georgia for 40 years, and we know how quickly evidence disappears in these types of cases. For example, camera footage can be erased, witnesses may move out of the state, and negligent employees of property owners may change jobs. This is why immediate preservation of evidence in such cases is so important. Our premises liability attorneys work hard on behalf of each injured client in order to document their injuries and pursue their claims. Injured victims can be entitled to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages in some cases, and more.

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Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

In Georgia, the statute of limitations generally gives injured individuals two years to file a claim following the accident that caused the injuries. If a slip and fall leads to a death, then the family is normally allowed two years following the death of the individual to file a claim. However, there are exceptions to these deadlines, making them potentially longer or shorter, so a free consultation with a Montlick attorney is always your best way forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

All the Answers You Need

Does a property owner have to take security precautions?
An owner of a private residence is not required to take security measures to protect a social guest who visits their property.
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Can a property owner be liable for injuries that result from natural conditions like an icy driveway in front of a business?
A property owner can be liable for such conditions just as they can for man-made conditions.
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Can the property owner say the accident was my fault because I was not paying attention?
Even if you were not paying attention, this will typically only result in a reduction in the amount you recover.
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What should I do if I’m injured because I slip and fall in a store?
You should seek medical assistance for your injuries and file an accident report with the manager of the store.
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Your Athens GA Slip and Fall Lawyers

Serving Athens, Georgia and Beyond

Watkinsville (30677)

Winterville (30683)

Bogart (30622)

Statham (30666)

Arnoldsville (30619)

Bishop (30621)

Colbert (30628)

High Shoals (30645)

Good Hope (30641)

Bethlehem (30620)

Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.