If you slip, trip or fall in Columbus, you may have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim. These cases might seem straightforward, but can become complicated. You might have fallen at the Peachtree Mall in MidTown or maybe you were injured while visiting the Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District in Columbus. You might think you have a case, but without the help of an experienced Georgia attorney you may get far less compensation than you thought you were owed. For a free consultation, call 1-800-HURTLINE now to find out how we can protect your rights.
- How Do Slip and Fall and Other Premises Liability Accidents Happen?
- What to Do If Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident in Columbus, GA?
Slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability case. They occur when a landlord or property owner fails to keep the property reasonably safe for visitors. The owner may be negligent in maintaining the premises, repairing the property or simple upkeep.
Slip and falls can happen at apartments, grocery stores, shopping malls and other commercial establishments. These accidents also tend to occur on construction sites, and may be the negligence of a third party (someone other than the injured worker's employer).
Slocumb Law Firm also handles case involving attacks against people on property. These "negligent security" cases might result from a failure of the property owner to act within reasonable care in protecting a visitor. The owner may be responsible for paying damages resulting from criminal attacks on visitors to the property. Crimes like murder, rape and assault may result in criminal charges against the perpetrator and a lawsuit against the property owner.
- See your doctor - Don't neglect your health. Talk to your healthcare provider immediately. And keep detailed records to support your claim.
- Report the accident - Let the management of the store know and ask them to make a record of the incident. If you fell at someone's house or in an apartment building, let the landlord know as soon as possible.
- Take photographs - By getting photos of the scene, you will have strong evidence. If you fell because of a rut in a parking lot, you want to take a picture of the condition before it gets repaired.
- Collect information from witnesses - Get their names, phone numbers, addresses and emails. You may want to contact eyewitnesses later to support your claim.
- Keep a cool head - Don't let your emotions get the best of you. You'll need to focus on taking care of your health and protecting your rights.
- Don't offer a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster - By speaking to the insurance company for the at-fault party, you are putting your case in jeopardy.
- Talk to an experienced attorney - Mike Slocumb and his team know how to get results for clients injured in premises liability accidents.
For your free consultation, call 1-800-HURTLINE. We represent clients in Columbus and throughout Georgia. If you need an experienced advocate on your side, choose Slocumb Law Firm.