Regaining Control After A Slip-And-Fall Accident
Slip and falls and trip and falls can happen wherever people walk. They can occur in homes, businesses or public property. No matter where your accident happened, however, you are likely dealing with medical bills, time off work, physical pain and other problems.
I am Brunswick attorney Steven L. Morgan, and I can help. As a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer servicing clients across Glynn County and the surrounding area, I’ll help you determine if you have a viable slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case. If so, I can pursue full compensation for your injuries.
These accidents usually occur due to wet floors or slippery debris, particularly near entrances of businesses. The physics of the accident typically cause the victim to fall backward, injuring his or her spine, neck or head.
These ordinarily occur due to uneven surfaces like cracked sidewalks, holes in parking lots, changes in flooring heights or torn carpets. The victim often falls forward, injuring his or her arms, shoulders, neck or head.
Proving That The Property Owner Was Negligent
The law controlling premises liability claims governs these accidents. Georgia has its own premises liability statute. It sets a duty of ordinary care for a property owner or manager. This means that the property owner must use ordinary care to prevent or correct problems that could lead to injuries.
The duty of using ordinary care is the standard of care that an ordinary reasonable prudent person would use under the circumstances to prevent injury to others. Failure to meet this standard of care can be actionable negligence. That’s a question of fact that sometimes has to be decided by a jury.
What does this mean for you? It means that proving the property owner was negligent is very difficult sometimes. It is a job for a skilled attorney. Let me put my experience to work for you in these challenging cases.
Do You Have A Case? Find Out In A Free Consultation.
A free consultation with me at my office in Brunswick can help you understand your legal rights. You’ll learn what course of action will be necessary to hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries.
You can use my online contact form or you can call Steven L. Morgan, P.C., at 912-289-0640. If you retain my law firm, you can be assured that your case will be personally handled by me and not passed off to another attorney.