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Atlanta Slip and Fall Attorneys

They’re Responsible for Your Injury–They Should Be Responsible for Your Recovery.

You should never have to pay the ultimate price for someone else’s negligence. With over 40 years of experience, Montlick knows how to pursue justice for your injuries, your family, and your future.

People who own apartment buildings, stores, and other public properties must ensure their visitors leave the premises safe from harm. When they fail to honor basic safety standards, the consequences can be devastating. You’re here because someone else’s irresponsibility has disrupted your health and happiness. Your medical bills are piling up, and your emotional and physical pain leaves you unsure when you’ll be able to return to life as you knew it. Fortunately, there’s a way to move forward. During life’s most trying times, Montlick puts you first.

Make Your First Call The Right Call: Make It Montlick

Montlick has been handling premises liability claims in Atlanta, Georgia for decades. In our tenure, we’ve learned how quickly evidence disappears–and the steps you need to take to protect it. Camera footage can be erased, witnesses may move out of the state, and negligent employees of property owners can change jobs. Immediate preservation of evidence in slip and falls is critical.

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Good Day Ms. Claudia Turner and Ms. Kim Jacobsen. Your team worked to assist me with my accident. I thank GOD that it gives a person like you who look out for people like me. I truly found my Angel. I will tell everyone if they need someone in their corner MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES you can trust to go the extra mile.Thank you again Ms. Claudia TurnerA Very, Very Greatful Client.Vanetta C. Stockfisch
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The magnitude and depth of gratitude and appreciation for Nick Vocino and his assistant Amber Starks for the extraordinary, remarkable, inspiring, incredible, exceptional and exquisite work that they did for me when I got into a car crash is something I can never forget.I had just started working on my new Home Health Agency when my car was hit. I sustained some serious injuries in my knees, neck and back. That was a big blow to me .Right from the day I called Montlick and Associate and handed over my case to them ; They instantly became my new family: they showed genuine concern for my life; called me frequently to check on me and how my treatment was going.They encouraged me and wished me well when I was going for a surgery as a result of the injury I suffered due to the car crash. They were my fortress and they fought for me. They were timely with every information I needed to know about my case and the speed of communication is beyond imagination.My settlement was a dream come true and it was settled faster than I expected. Don’t even think twice about retaining Montlick and Associates whenever you get involved in any accident.Nick Vocino and Amber Starks are Angels in human form. They are full of compassion, empathy , respect ,resilience and yet they are super talented, professional, knowledgeable and overall astute in their work. I say this in all honesty and seriousness: Montlick and Associates have been a mammoth blessing to my life. May they continue to grow from strength to strength.
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If you or your love ones ever need an accident attorney, I recommend Montlick Injury Attorneys. Nick and his team were great, and was very attentive to my son’s needs. Nick worked hard to get my son a nice settlement to get back on his feet after his traumatic accident. We are are ever so grateful!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Watch Now: What is a Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall injury lawsuits and cases go under a more general legal umbrella called “premises liability.” This practice area encompasses all kinds of accidents where a person is injured on someone else’s property. This can be in the form of a slip, trip or fall, or it could apply to other situations like negligent security.

Common locations for slip and fall accidents include grocery stores or supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and other establishments, or even a friend or family member’s private home.

Settlements for slip and fall injuries in Atlanta can vary depending on the severity of the injury.

Slip and fall injuries can be extremely serious. An Atlanta slip and fall lawyer can help you get the compensation you need after an injury.

Slip Trip and Fall Injury Attorneys in Atlanta

It’s More Than a Slip-and-Fall Case. It’s Your Life.

One second, you’re going about your daily routine, strolling through a parking lot, apartment building, or grocery store. A millisecond later, you’re on the floor suffering from extreme pain, shock, and confusion. Questions run through your mind: What happened? How will this impact my life? Do I have to go to the hospital? Can I afford medical care?

We all know that embarrassing feeling of falling or tripping over our feet. Most of the time, a trip or slip is a minor event that leads to a skinned knee or some bruises–nothing too serious. It’s easy to forget that everyday slips and falls lead to severe injuries in the United States. In fact, over one million hospital visits result from slip and fall injuries annually. Sometimes a slip and fall is a freak accident with no obvious instigator. However, when a slip and fall happens due to a hazardous condition on someone’s property, the injured can take legal action to recover compensation.

Atlanta Slip and Fall Accident Injury Lawyers

Who Is Liable: Understanding Duty of Care Owed By Property Owners

At a Glance

Types of Visitors

〉Invitee (business patron)

〉Licensee (social guests)

〉Trespasser (without permission)

Premises liability law imposes varying degrees of responsibility on property owners to make their property safe or warn of hazards on the property based on a number of factors, including the relationship between the parties, the visitor’s purpose, the type of hazard and other factors.

In some situations, the property owner has an obligation to conduct reasonable inspections of the property in other situations no such obligation applies. The issues involved in slip and fall cases require intensive factual analysis so it is important to work with an experienced Atlanta slip and fall attorney. Montlick’s Atlanta slip and fall attorneys have been representing those injured in falls throughout Georgia since we were founded in 1984. An important inquiry in determining the amount of care owed by an Atlanta property owner involves a determination of the purpose for one’s visit to the property of another.

Invitee: When a customer enters a store or restaurant, the law classifies them as an invitee, which means essentially that they are present for the mutual benefit of both the business and the patron. This characterization means that a business owner has an obligation to keep the premises reasonably safe from dangerous conditions including a foreign substance like spilled food, detergent, soda, water or a flaw in the flooring like a cracked tile. Invitees may include members of public service organizations attending meetings, contractors doing work on the premises, customers seeking to purchase products and services or other similar mutually beneficial relationships. Invitees are entitled to the highest standard of protection under the law. This duty includes conducting reasonable inspections and maintenance to discover and make safe hazards on the premises.

Licensee: A licensee is essentially a social guest, such as a friend who visits a neighbor. A door-to-door solicitor would also typically be considered a licensee. Property owners owe an intermediate duty of care to protect licensees who come on their property not to expose them wantonly and recklessly to non-obvious perils.

Trespassers/Attractive Nuisance: Those who enter your property for their own purpose and without express or implied permission generally are owed the lowest duty of care. A property owner only has an obligation not to wantonly and recklessly injure a trespasser. This essentially means that you have a legal obligation not to set traps designed to injure trespassers. There is one significant exception to the general rule that property owners do not owe a significant duty of care to trespassers, which applies to children who trespass. The attractive nuisance doctrine imposes a duty on property owners similar to that owed to invitees to protect children from artificial (man-made) hazards that are likely to attract child trespassers. The rationale behind this exception is that children may lack the experience and judgment to fully appreciate the risk posed by certain types of hazards. The classic example of an attractive nuisance is a swimming pool.

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Evidence is Essential for Slip & Fall Injury Claims

Insurance companies for grocery stores and other businesses often defend slip and fall cases by claiming that the accident victim is responsible for his/her own injuries. The open and obvious doctrine is a defense used in many slip and fall cases, which essentially provides that when a visitor is on the property of another the visitor has an obligation to avoid hazards that are readily apparent. If you are shopping in Costco and a large pallet of merchandise is in the middle of the aisle, the insurance company will argue that the hazard was so obvious you had an obligation to avoid tripping over it.

Successful slip and fall cases require a careful analysis of the factual circumstance of a fall. Our experienced Atlanta slip and fall attorneys at Montlick may analyze the following types of evidence:

  • Store accident report
  • Video surveillance footage
  • Warnings or barriers
  • Visual inspection of the accident location
  • Witness reports regarding the incident and duration that hazard was present
  • Adequacy of lighting
  • Past reports of accidents from the same hazard

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The Fall Was Partially My Fault. Can I Still Recover Compensation?

Slip and fall cases can be complex. Maybe a slippery floor was the primary cause of the accident, but you were rushing and running and that was why you did not notice the state of the floor. Even further, your speed contributed to the severity of your injuries.
Fortunately, in Georgia, if you were part of the cause of your own injuries, you can still recover compensation as 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.

Your Questions Answered

Atlanta Slip-and-Fall FAQs

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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