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Columbus Slip, Trip & Fall Injury Lawyers

Taking Falls Seriously

You shouldn’t have to pay for a property owner’s failure to meet basic safety standards. 

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 premises 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 and more on.

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When a slip, trip or fall accident upends your life, you need a law firm that knows how to explore all avenues of compensation and vigorously pursue them on your behalf. You need Montlick Injury Attorneys.

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Cate Powell and her team was great in helping me with my case!!! I was the passenger in a 3 car accident. Got rear ended. They were very kind and patiently explained things that I didn’t understand. THANK YOU FOR ALL HELP!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Marcie Okechukwu
Scott Patterson was extremely helpful in our settlement for a horrible car accident I was involved with, would definitely use him again if ever needed. His team is hands down very professional and helpful during the whole process. 10/10 would recommend.
Emily Gruner
I was in an auto accident in December and I contacted Montlick for representation and from day one they made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me. Amy and Cate was very polite, professional, well informed and easy to reach. This made me feel very comfortable with this firm. My case manager Amy was awesome, she was always quick to call me back when I needed to speak to her and she called me at least every two weeks to keep me posted on my case even if there wasn’t any developments. My attorney Cate Powell was also great to work with, she too kept me very well informed on my case every step of the way. Up to the very end when we closed my case, they both explained everything very clearly, and made sure that I was comfortable with everything I was signing and made me feel welcome and appreciated. I would highly recommend Montlick Law to anyone with a personal injury. They will take great care of you.
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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!
Dawn Meggs
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!
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Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers Serving Columbus

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We all know that slightly embarrassing feeling of tripping over our own feet. Sometimes, a slip-and-fall is simply an accident that isn’t anyone’s fault. However, the circumstances change when hazardous conditions on a property cause a fall. 

A dangerous condition on someone’s property that results in an injury to someone else can be grounds for legal action. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident or another premises liability accident in Columbus, Georgia, Montlick is ready and able to fight on your behalf. 

Premises Liability Lawyers Serving Columbus, GA

Slip and Fall Cases Can Be Complex

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With over 40 years of experience, we know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured due to a negligent property owner.

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Slip and fall cases against property owners often involve complex legal issues, such as sovereign immunity when pursuing an injury claim against a public entity, the legal relationship between the parties and the purpose of the injury victim for being on the premises as well as other important legal questions that can impact liability.

Our Columbus slip and fall attorneys at Montlick also recognize that slip and fall claims may require careful investigation of lighting conditions, the amount of time a hazard was present, maintenance practices, prior accident reports and other factors. We have successfully represented Columbus slip and fall victims since our law firm was founded in 1984.

What Is Premises Liability?

Slip and fall accident claims are governed by the area law referred to as “premises liability.” Premises liability law defines the duty of property owners to make their premises safe for those who come on their land or to warn about potential hazards that are not obvious to visitors. While a Columbus commercial property owners conducting business on the premises essentially have an obligation to make their premises reasonably safe by removing known hazards or investigating to discover hazards that they should know exist, this duty can vary depending on the reason a visitor is on the premises.

When a customer is patronizing a Columbus business, the business owner generally must take reasonable care to make the premises safe from foreseeable hazards and hidden dangers. This includes conducting reasonable inspections and maintenance of the premises to discover unsafe conditions like a bunched up rug, broken step, slick or sticky substance on the floor or other hazards.

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What Damages are Available?

When a serious Columbus slip and fall causes serious injuries, it can result in physical limitations or pain and emotional stress and anxiety as well as challenging financial obstacles. Our Columbus slip and fall accident law firm may be able to pursue a claim for multiple forms of financial compensation including:

  • The expenses associated with medical treatment including hospitalization
  • Pain and suffering which may include diminished enjoyment of life
  • Reduction in earning potential and lost past and present income
  • Diminished spousal services or companionship
  • Burial and funeral expenses (wrongful death cases)
  • Other damages depending on facts

We Know How to Get Slip and Fall Victims Paid

When a Columbus slip and fall injury victim pursues a legal claim, it is important to understand the key role of an investigation and proper discovery of the facts. Slip and fall cases in Columbus will typically turn on the specific facts surrounding the incident that results in injury. Our experienced Columbus slip and fall accident injury lawyers may investigate for evidence of carelessness or indifference by a business owner including patterns of accidents and the response of the property owner to those reports, a lack of proper maintenance inspections, inadequate lighting, the use of warning signs and barriers, and more.

Your attorney might use any of the following methods to prove liability and get you the money you deserve:

  • Inspection of the premises
  • Review of business records
  • Examination of store accident reports
  • Public records of past accidents requiring emergency medical response personnel
  • Surveillance video
  • Citation or inspection records by fire and building inspectors
  • Accident reports made at the time of the Columbus slip and fall accident
  • Interviews with witnesses and customers including suppliers, patrons and employees
  • Review of prior lawsuits or settlements

Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries are often parodied in movies as minor incidents with exaggerated injuries, but this is a gross misrepresentation of the types of permanently debilitating injuries that often result from a Columbus slip and fall accident. There are over nine million people disabled or hospitalized in slip and fall incidents annually in the U.S., and an elderly person dies in a fatal slip and fall accident every 35 minutes. Columbus slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries including:

  • Severe head trauma including injuries to the brain
  • Broken bones including frequent hip injuries in seniors
  • Damage to the spinal cord that may result in impaired sensation, mobility limitations and paralysis
  • Ligament and tendon damages to knees and other joints that require surgery
  • Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions

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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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Slip and Fall Lawyers Near Me in Columbus, GA

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Fortson, GA (31808)

Midland, GA (31820)

Cataula, GA (31804)

Upatoi, GA (31829)

Waverly Hall, GA (31831)

Smiths Station, AL (36877)

Ellerslie, GA (31807)

Hamilton, GA (31811)

Salem, AL (36874)

Pine Mountain, GA (31822)

Cusseta, GA (31805)

Fort Mitchell, AL (36856)

Shiloh, GA (31826)

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