Falls happen. Some people lose their balance and fall while others fail to watch where they are going and trip. But it is a completely different story when an accident occurs due to a slippery surface, cracked sidewalk, broken step, hidden illusion, or other hazardous conditions. In many cases these types of conditions should have been repaired by the time the victim fell. When a property owner fails to repair dangerous conditions, all visitors to the property are at risk. The slip and fall accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have assisted thousands of individuals injured in slip and fall accidents. If you have fallen on the property of another person or company and believe it was due to negligence, our firm will review your accident and provide you with an assessment of your legal rights and options. We fight hard for our clients who have been injured due to hazardous defects and conditions on property in order to seek compensation from the negligent owners for their damages.
If you fall while on someone else’s property, your first focus should be on obtaining the medical assistance you need. Call 911 if you have sustained a serious injury in the accident or seek medical attention as soon as possible after the fall. If you fell in a store or business, you should report the accident to the appropriate party when it happens. Ask for a supervisor or manager. You may be asked to fill out an accident report detailing the fall. If you are physically able, obtain the contact information from any witnesses to the accident and take pictures of what made you fall. Our attorneys can also examine what happened and advise you on what legal rights you may have as well as what actions to take in order to protect your rights.
Your legal rights following a slip and fall will depend on the unique circumstances of the accident. Every slip and fall case is different and, at times, plaintiffs may be deemed partially at fault for the accident. In Georgia, injured plaintiffs can seek damages from the person that caused their injuries so long as they were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident. In cases in which an injured person contributed to their fall, their recovery may be reduced in accordance with their percentage of fault.
Potential damages in a slip and fall case include, among others:
Possible dangerous conditions include:
These are just a few examples of dangerous conditions that could give rise to liability on the part of the property owner. If you have been injured on someone else’s property because of negligence, contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, for help with your individual case. Do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident, contact the Augusta Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 33 years, our firm has assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia and in the Southeast. We offer you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to protect those legal rights.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.