Slip And Fall Attorney in Columbus

408 12th St., Suite 200
Columbus, GA 31901
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Columbus Slip & Fall

If the carelessness of a property owner caused your slip and fall accident, you shouldn’t be on the hook for your expensive medical bills. Property owners in Columbus and the surrounding areas have a responsibility to keep up their properties in a reasonably safe condition to protect visitors from harm.

The premises liability lawyers in our Columbus office may be able to help you recover compensation for the injuries you have suffered while on another’s property. Our attorneys can work with you to help you receive payment for the damages you have incurred, including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Georgia’s “Attractive Nuisance” Doctrine

In addition, the law in Georgia imposes a duty on property owners to keep their premises free from any hazards that might attract and injure children.

Under this doctrine, property owners can be held liable for injuries that occur to trespassing children who are hurt by unsafe property conditions, such as inadequately secured pools and trampolines, as well as abandoned appliances and equipment.

If your child has been hurt because of an unsafe condition on a neighbor’s property, our slip and fall attorneys may be able to help you secure compensation for the damages you have incurred.

Other Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits Our Attorneys Handle

Our lawyers do not limit their practice to slip and fall claims. We also represent clients in the following types of cases:

  • Swimming pool accidents, including cases involving improperly secured or supervised pool areas
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
  • Assaults due to negligent or inadequate security
  • Injuries from falling objects
  • Collapsed decks and balconies
  • Defective stairs and railings, including broken steps and missing handrails
  • Accidents caused by uneven terrain

Our lawyers handle claims involving negligent property conditions at construction sites and other dangerous work locations. If you are an employee injured at a dangerous worksite, you may be able to seek damages through Georgia’s workers’ compensation system.

Other Muscogee County Communities We Serve:

  • Bibb City
  • Custer Terrace
  • Fortson
  • Fort Benning
  • Upatoi
  • And all other surrounding communities.
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Morgan & Morgan

  • When Is Another Party Liable for My Slip and Fall Injury?

    Another party is liable for your injury when that party had a responsibility to prevent it. This responsibility can be contractual, like the kind a caregiver might have, or an implied one, such as in the case of a property owner being held to premises liability.

  • What Is Premises Liability?

    If a property owner allows people to enter their property, it must be safe for those visitors. This means that the owner must remove any obvious dangers, and visitors must receive clear warnings about any dangers that the owner cannot remove.

    When property owners fail to take proper safety precautions, they are liable for any harm caused by that negligence.

  • Are There Any Exceptions to Premises Liability?

    There are some exceptions to premises liability. First, if you do not have permission to enter the premises, you are not protected by this rule. Second, if you are doing something risky that is not reasonably expected or that the property was not designed for, you might not be protected even if the owner was negligent.

  • If I Slip and Fall at Work, Is My Employer Responsible?

    If you are performing work activities as instructed, your employer is responsible for any injuries you might sustain. In most cases, your employer will usually be liable even if they weren’t negligent. Your slip and fall lawyer will tell you about your options after an accident.

  • What Types of Injuries Are Most Common in Slip and Fall Accidents?

    If you injure yourself in a slip and fall accident, you may sustain:

    • Broken bones
    • A concussion
    • Sprains or muscles tears
    • Abrasions

    Injuries vary based on where you fell and what you were doing when you fell. If you were to fall on a dock, you would likely suffer very different injuries than if you were to fall down a flight of stairs.

  • How Much Does It Cost to Consult a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Columbus?

    At Morgan & Morgan, we charge you nothing for your initial case evaluation and consultation. We want to familiarize ourselves with your case before we take it, and we want you to fully understand your options. Even if you don’t choose our law firm to represent you, we still won’t charge you for the meeting.

  • Can a Claim Be Denied Because I Hired a Slip and Fall Lawyer?

    No, you always have the right to be represented by an attorney. An insurance company cannot deny your claim because you have a lawyer.

  • What Should I Do After I Have Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

    The first thing you should do after sustaining any injury is to seek medical attention. Many serious injuries will worsen and can even endanger your life if you don’t get immediate treatment. Additionally, you will need medical records from an evaluation to maximize the compensation you get from your case.

    Once you have been evaluated, you should contact a slip and fall lawyer at Morgan and Morgan. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your case.

  • Why Is It Important to Consult With an Attorney as Quickly as Possible?

    The insurance company that is supposed to pay your compensation will be looking for any excuse to deny your claim. Therefore, we need to collect as much evidence as possible to ensure you get maximum compensation.

    Unfortunately, the longer we wait before investigating, the more evidence will disappear. Even a delay of one day could cost you thousands of dollars.

  • Why Does Evidence Disappear?

    Typically, evidence in slip and fall cases usually consists of either eyewitness testimony or physical records. However, eyewitnesses often forget details quickly, so their testimony may be useless if your attorney waits more than a few days to speak to them.

    Physical records are less prone to the decay of time, but they may be lost or discarded if no one thinks to keep them. Additionally, if another party wants to hide liability, they may intentionally destroy records.

  • What Kind of Evidence Does My Slip and Fall Lawyer Collect?

    Your attorney will need to collect evidence that proves the extent of your injuries and that another party was responsible for them.

    Typically, the first is usually proven with medical records. If you have a long-term injury, your attorney might also have to produce additional financial records like wage statements from past years.

    The second will require proving that the other party was responsible for protecting you and failed to do so. In the case of a nursing home fall, for example, this could be evidence that a caregiver wasn’t present when a loved one took a shower.

  • Medical Bills Are Piling Up. Can Morgan and Morgan Help Me?

    If your case is taking too long and medical bills are piling up, we can send your creditors a letter of intent. This letter tells them that you are currently engaging in legal action against another party and will pay your bills as soon as your case is complete. Typically, this will delay the bill collectors.

  • An Insurance Company Offered Me Less Money Than I Need for My Bills. Am I Required to Accept It?

    No, you can refuse any settlement offer the insurance company makes. If you receive a lowball offer, your slip and fall lawyer will attempt to negotiate a higher settlement.

  • How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive a Negotiated Settlement?

    Typically, if your attorney successfully negotiates a settlement with an insurance company, the entire process will only take a few weeks. For complicated cases, you might have to wait a few months. If it takes any longer than that, you will usually have to go to court to get your money.

  • Will I Get Paid All at Once?

    Regardless of whether your attorney negotiates a settlement or wins your case at trial, you will typically be paid in a single lump sum at the end of the case. Occasionally, clients will receive some early payments for medical services already rendered when a case runs long, but this is uncommon.

  • How Will My Morgan & Morgan Attorney Get Paid?

    At the end of your case, we will determine the cost of our services based on the compensation you receive. If we cannot secure any compensation in your case, you owe us nothing. This is known as a contingency fee basis. 

  • Is the Owner of a Business Liable if I Fall Down Stairs Because of Poor Lighting?

    Poor lighting is one of the more common reasons for slip and fall injuries, especially in emergency stairwells and parking garages. However, business owners are required to maintain good lighting in any area where people typically walk, especially if there is a fall hazard in the area. As a result, they are liable if you fall and sustain an injury. 

  • Can I Sue an Insurance Company?

    Yes. If you disagree with a decision made by an insurance company or believe that it violated your rights, you can sue to get a fair award from a jury verdict. You even retain the right to sue if you use the insurance appeal process and it decides against you.

  • If My Case Goes to Trial, Will I Have to Go to Court?

    You will probably be required to testify at some point, but that doesn’t mean you will spend every day in court while your trial progresses. Typically, most of your trial will be handled by lawyers outside of court. And unless you are testifying, you aren’t required to be in court.

  • Can I Get Compensation for Lost Wages After Suffering a Slip and Fall Injury?

    Yes, you can get compensation for any expense or loss resulting from your injury. In addition to lost wages, you can potentially get compensation for the money you would have gotten if your injury cost you a raise or a promotion. Speak to your slip and fall lawyer if you think your injury cost you work opportunities.

  • How Can I Protect Myself From Being Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury?

    If you want to avoid being held liable for slip and fall injuries, you must scour your property for safety hazards and correct them as soon as possible. If you find an issue that can’t be immediately corrected, place warning signs or prevent others from entering that area. Finally, make sure someone regularly checks for temporary hazards like spills and corrects them quickly.

  • Slip and Fall Lawyers With an Excellent Record of Success

    If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, you may deserve compensation for your injuries. Morgan and Morgan has an excellent record of getting money for clients just like you. Contact us today to determine whether you have a case and what your options are during a free case evaluation.

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