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Slip, Trip & Fall Lawyers Serving Macon

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Sometimes, a slip and fall is simply an accident that isn’t anyone’s fault. But that changes when hazardous conditions on a property cause the injury. 

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.

The Money You Need, the Respect You Deserve.

We know people tend to downplay the severity of slip, trip and fall injuries. Not us. We take your pain seriously, and we’ve seen the toll these injuries can take on a client’s physical and financial wellbeing. We’re here to help fight for your full physical and financial recovery.

 

 

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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!
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!
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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!
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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
When it comes to personal injuries being handled with upmost quality care, professionalism and determination to resolve all legal woes quickly and successfully. I'll be the first in a very long line of satisfied customers to say that Monica Pearson, (one of Atlanta's great Black female broadcast journalists and the first, former WSB-TV evening anchor at Channel 2 Action News) who I truly admire was right on the money (meaning trustworthy) for informing all victims of negligence to seek legal help from a proven law firm such as Montlick & Associates, who I call the best of the best LEGAL STRONG ARMS in the personal injury business!I'm a client of this wonderful establishment who truly took care of all my needs relating to my unfortunate accident, all due to a distracted driver who paid dearly for his poor driving ability.In saying that, I must recognize two important people at the firm. One is legal assistant Amber Starks (a marvelous paralegal) who kept my spirit up while I dealt with my personal recovery. Amber Starks is fantastic person to know, and second is my attorney, the incredible Nick Vocino. I call him a "legal eagle battling ram" for the underdog against vicious insurance companies. He's terrific! Nick "The Battle Ram" Vocino is "no joke" when it comes to him protecting his clients, he's fabulous! And last but also first is the entire staff at Montlick, who made me feel like one of their family members, just splendid! Alright people, I stated I was recognizing two, but I ended up acknowledging four. Monica Pearson, Amber Starks, Nick Vocino and the staff at Montlick; thank you for all that you have done and still do. All of you have earned my respect and deserve a round of applause from your clients. Ladies & gentlemen, I appreciate you for a job well done. Many blessings I send to you.
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I had a wonderful experience with Montlick and my lawyer Nick Vocino. He was very efficient and always available if I needed him. I would recommend Montlick and Nick V. to anyone who needs help after an accident!
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When I was injured in an automobile accident I called Motlick Personal Injury Law Firm. Attorney Cate Powell and her team took on my case and won. I am thankful that I knew which law firm to call. If you are injured in an accident, call Motlick!
Jacqueline Johnson
I couldn’t have chosen a better law firm to handle the case of my accident which was not my fault! Jason Saltzman was my attorney and he was amazing and he didn’t leave any stones unturned! He worked for the absolute most for me and got me the care I needed ! And Esmeralda, his senior legal assistant, was always there when I had questions and would always email me back very quickly if I had questions and she and Jason really put my mind at ease while going through all of this ! He got me the maximum of what I deserved and worked hard on my case! I’d give them 100 stars if I could because they are the best! I’d recommend them anytime any day for anyone who needs an attorney who cares and one that will answer you no matter what and answer any questions that you may have ! Thank you so much Jason and Esmeralda !!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Amber and Nick have been an outstanding team. They guided me through the legal process after my accident and always kept me up-to-date with progress on my case. Amber was always available to answer any questions, and was so polite and professional. Both Nick and Amber really did an amazing job of making me feel like I was their priority. Thanks so much to both of you!
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I recommend everyone who is injured in an accident to hire Nives R. Juric, Attorney at Law at Montlick. A drunk driver crashed into the back of me on the highway and she won my case. She’s the best!
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Property owners have legal obligations

No matter where your slip and fall occurred, one fact remains: property owners owe a duty of care to their employees, patrons, and anyone else on a property to ensure that property is reasonably safe.

You need a lawyer you can trust

We’ll treat you the same way we would want to be treated. We answer calls and questions promptly, and always keep you informed of the status of your case. You’ll get to know your lawyer and legal team personally, and we’ll never treat you as just a case number.

At Montlick We Promise to: 
  • Protect you from powerful insurance companies
  • Give your case our personal attention
  • Be there for you when you need us most
  • Always treat you with dignity and respect
Macon Slip and Fall Attorneys

We Take Slip and Falls Seriously 

Slip and fall accidents happen every day in Georgia. Injures caused by a hazardous property can range from minor scrapes and bruises to serious or even catastrophic suffering. Common injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls include broken, fractured or shattered bones, head injuries (such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries), back or spinal cord injuries, damage to internal organs or internal bleeding, and even death.

Despite sometimes being parodied as minor accidents, slip and fall injuries lead to over one million hospital visits in the United States each year. These accidents are much more serious than people realize, causing a great deal of pain, anguish, and financial expense.

At Montlick, we understand how serious slip and fall injuries can be and the substantial impact they can have on a person or loved one’s life. Our law firm has more than 40 years of experience representing injured individuals in Macon, fighting to free them from financial uncertainty and obtain justice for their injury.

Proving Your Slip and Fall Case in Georgia

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Under Georgia law (Title 51, Chapter 3, Article 1), a property owner or occupier (such as a renter or lessee) can be found liable for slip and fall injuries sustained on the property if the property owner or occupier fails to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe. Under the law, a store owner has a duty to ensure the store premises are safe and free from hazards. A common slip and fall accident occurs when a customer slips on liquid that has not been cleaned up and is not marked with a warning of the hazard, such as a safety or caution sign. In such cases, depending on the circumstances, a store owner can be found liable if the slip and fall resulted in injuries.

Under the rule of “superior knowledge,” the property owner is liable when he or she has knowledge of a dangerous condition that people entering the property, such as customers or guests, would have no reason to know about, and an injury occurs as a result. When property owners do not take the appropriate steps to remedy the dangerous condition or provide people entering the property with an adequate warning of its existence, such property owners are violating their duty of care to others and committing negligent conduct that leads to serious injuries and sometimes death.

Can I Receive Compensation?

Georgia law is designed to protect those invited to the premises for “business purposes”. This would include customers in stores, patrons in restaurants, tenants and their guests in apartment complexes, and others. Georgia law is not designed to protect trespassers, who have no lawful right to be on the property, from negligence. If a trespasser suffers injuries from slipping and falling on another’s property, he or she likely would not be eligible to receive compensation for his or her personal injuries.

How We Prove Fault

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In order to prove that another person or company negligently caused you to slip and fall, resulting in injuries, you must directly link the negligent party’s conduct to your fall. Examples include the following:

  • The owner, agent, or employee of the building or premises where the slip and fall occurred actually caused the conditions that led to the slip and fall, such as knowingly or negligently leaving standing liquid on the floor, having torn edges on the carpet or flooring that make for an uneven surface, and untreated icy surfaces, among other examples; or
  • The owner, agent, or employee knew or should have known that dangerous conditions existed that could cause an individual to slip and fall and become injured and, in turn, did not take the necessary steps to cure the defect.

If it is shown that the owner, agent, or employee of the premises was aware of certain conditions that could cause slip and fall injuries and failed to take any steps to make the conditions safe, an injured plaintiff likely can establish fault.

Sometimes the owner, agent or employee truly did not know about the hazard. In those cases, though, the law also states that if a “reasonable” owner, agent, or employee would have known about the dangerous conditions in the same or similar circumstances, then an injured plaintiff can demonstrate liability. This is called the “reasonable person standard” and is used to measure if a person or company’s conduct rose to negligence.

It is also important that the plaintiff also knew less about the hazard than the property owner. If the plaintiff has “equal notice” to that of the owner/occupier, then Georgia law will generally prevent the plaintiff from obtaining compensation.

For example, if a person sees an employee mopping a floor, then afterwards steps over the area of the wet floor, it can be difficult to prove that the property owner was negligent. Another example of this concept would be if a warning, such as a caution or hazard sign, was present near the defect at the time that the person sustained an injury. This is why it is so important to not only prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the hazardous defect, but that his/her knowledge was superior to that of the injured person.

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Avoid a Costly Mistake

Legal Time Deadlines

It is always important to remember that there are strict time limits placed on the ability to collect compensation in a personal injury case. In Georgia, an injured individual is generally required to file their claim within two years of the of the incident, but statutes of limitation vary by state. Even within Georgia, there are exceptions that can shorten or lengthen the deadlines depending on the specific facts of a case.

Failing to file within the statute of limitation can prevent a person with an otherwise legitimate claim from being able to seek compensation for their injuries.

Other Time Deadlines

Non-legal deadlines can also affect your claim value. Many insurance policy contracts have timely notification deadlines, and if those are not met, you could forfeit your right to financial recovery.

In many cases, evidence such as security camera footage or witness testimony can be crucial to proving liability, and it is important for your lawyer to begin their investigation as soon a possible after the incident to avoid that evidence disappearing or being compromised.

If you have sustained injury in slip and fall incident in or near Macon, Georgia, contact Montlick to discuss your claim with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

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Why You Need a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and fall cases can be difficult to prove, subject to the availability of evidence. Depending on the case, it can take the thorough evaluation and diligence of a knowledgeable Georgia personal injury attorney to connect the dots and link a negligent party’s conduct to your injuries.

Slip and fall cases are stronger when there is documentation that an incident and injury actually occurred. For example, if there are store security cameras and eyewitnesses to verify that a slip and fall happened and the injury resulted because of dangerous conditions on the premises, then the case has a greater likelihood of success.

Our Macon slip and fall attorneys are knowledgeable about Georgia’s premises liability laws as well as what is required to prove liability in these types of cases. Moreover, our attorneys, in the appropriate cases, interview witnesses, photograph accident scenes, and conduct appropriate evidence preservation measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Your Questions, Answered

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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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.