Part II - Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Falls in Georgia


December 12, 2015

In Part I of this two part series, we discussed some of the most common questions slip and fall accident victims have following their injuries. We continue our look at frequently asked questions and urge all slip and fall victims to contact our office as soon as possible after the accident.

How much is my slip and fall case worth?

Injured slip and fall accident victims will often wonder how much they can recover. Faced with considerable medical bills and lost wages, slip and fall victims have a right to question what their possible recovery might be.

The answer to this question can only be accurately provided by a slip and fall accident attorney who has reviewed the unique circumstances of your accident. All slip and fall cases will vary and some cases have a greater value than others. Some injuries are more severe and will require additional time off work or even extensive medical procedures.

Generally, slip and fall accident victims will be eligible to recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. These values are driven by the severity of the injuries. Contact a slip and fall accident attorney for more personalized assistance.

I fell at a private residence. Is the homeowner responsible?

While this would depend upon the circumstances of the accident, generally a homeowner will be responsible for injuries occurring on the property if the fall was the result of the homeowner's negligence. Evidence of negligence includes knowledge of a dangerous condition or constructive knowledge of the condition, which can be inferred from the amount of time the condition has existed, along with other factors.

How can I afford a personal injury attorney?

Many slip and fall accident victims are afraid to consult with an attorney because they fear they will not be able to afford the legal fees. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys will handle slip and fall cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not need to pay any money to your lawyer unless he or she recovers for you.

I fell on a friend's steps. She lives in a rental property. Who is responsible for the accident?

This question illustrates the potential complexities of a slip and fall accident case. Premises liability law in Georgia states that a property owner or occupier has the responsibility to those invited on the property to maintain it in safe condition. Liability for a slip and fall occurring on rented property will depend upon several factors, including the location of the fall, the rental agreement, and more.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

If you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall accident due to suspected negligence, contact the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting slip and fall accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We bring over 30 years of experience to your premises liability case, striving to provide you with the exceptional representation you need to obtain the best possible outcome. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.

Source:
http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-51/chapter-3/article-1/51-3-1

 

Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.