When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident, the injury claim is handled under premises liability law. This is because property owners are responsible for providing safe and secure premises for occupants and visitors.
The good guys from the Law Offices of Gary Bruce can ensure your slip and fall accident claim is given the personalized attention it deserves. We seek fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.
Were you injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident? Our firm offers complimentary in-office case evaluations to discuss your injuries. In this meeting, an attorney will evaluate your case and advise you on moving forward. Schedule your free initial consultation by calling 706-596-1446 today.
A Property Owner's Negligence Can Lead to Serious Injury or Death
Our attorneys have significant knowledge of the responsibilities of property owners. Landlords, property managers, store managers and others have a duty to provide safe premises. These safety measures include making timely repairs to walking surfaces — such as stairs, sidewalks, carpets and floors — and warning people when dangers exist. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries such as back and spinal cord injuries, head and neck injuries, and accidental death.
Through negotiated settlements and litigation, our firm seeks recovery for damages. We are dedicated to obtaining fair compensation on behalf of our injured clients for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.
Common Sites of Slip & Fall Injuries
We provide highly experienced and attentive legal help, handling accident claims arising from wet floors, loose stairs, broken hand rails and other hazardous conditions. These can occur on premises such as the following:
- Grocery stores
- Retail stores
- Apartment complexes
- Restaurants and fast food establishments
- Parking lots and parking ramps
Our firm has the resources that are necessary to secure compensation for slip & fall injuries. We frequently obtain video from stores, gather witness statements, and take other measures to establish liability of property owners.
Slip & Fall FAQs
When do I have a case if I fall and get hurt?
Slip & fall accidents are common – particularly for older people in high traffic areas. In this kind of accident, just as the name implies, the injury is the result of a slip on a surface that results in a fall or jerk.If you are injured in such an incident, the first step should be to get medical attention. After the injuries have been assessed, you can decide whether your injury should be discussed with a lawyer.
We are happy to discuss your case and help you with decisions relating to how to proceed. There is no obligation and the consultation is free. In our experience, the sooner you talk to a lawyer the better, because the technology now available may allow us to capture the data or video of the incident.
At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, we strongly believe that even if we are not able to obtain video immediately, we can make efforts to ensure the responsible party secures and protects the evidence so that it is not lost. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
What are the factors that impact the value of a case?
Every case is different, but some of the factors include:
- The amount of medical treatment required
- If the injury has affected your ability to earn a living, and the duration of that
- Amount of help needed to complete normal daily tasks (outside of work)
- If you were responsible for the accident or if the accident was a result of a dangerous surface
What do I need to prove to bring a case?
If you think you have a case, you should consult a lawyer to discuss the matter and preserve all of the evidence as soon as possible. You should gather names of witnesses and take photographs if you can.
Notice of the problem is the most important issue in a fall down case – did the owner of the property know of the problem and fail to clear or warn of the hazard? If those facts can be proven, then it can be argued that the owners of the premises has responsibility for the accident because he or she was negligent, or did not take ordinary care, to keep the premises safe.
Do you need a lawyer?
The insurance company for the owner will probably ask you to give a recorded statement outlining what happened. We like to be involved in giving such statements since giving that statement to a trained adjuster to illicit harmful responses can be a problem later in a case.
If you have been injured and are seeking medical care, make sure to contact our office as soon as possible. The statute of limitations, or amount of time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit, in Georgia is only two years; but more importantly, evidence can be lost and problems can develop when too much time elapses. We are happy to meet, face to face, for a no obligation and free consultation to discuss your case.
Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Have questions regarding a slip and fall injury? Contact us for representation in and around Columbus, Fort Benning and other nearby areas of Georgia. Our firm also serves clients in Alabama, including the Phenix City area.