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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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When you enter a public place like a park or a shopping mall, you expect to complete your visit without incident. Unfortunately, unforeseen hazards can cause you to suffer a severe injury after a slip and fall. When that happens, a call to a personal injury attorney may give you some insight as to whether you have a viable injury claim.

An experienced attorney could evaluate the viability of your claim, the extend of your damages, and the liability of the property owner. To learn more about your legal options after suffering an injury on private property, contact a Columbus slip and fall lawyer right away.

Common Causes of a Slip and Fall Injury

Any object, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could result in a slip and fall accident. However, certain circumstances are more likely to lead to a fall than others. These circumstances can include slippery floors, debris, or uneven surfaces. No matter the cause, a skilled Columbus slip and fall attorney may be able to recover damages for their injured client from the person responsible for the fall.

Common causes of slips and falls include:

  • Wet or icy sidewalks
  • Spilled food at a grocery store
  • Slick floors caused by chemical spills at the workplace
  • Unmarked natural hazards
  • Broken stairs
  • Poorly lit hallways
  • Damage carpeting
  • Uneven pavement

Contributory Negligence in a Georgia Slip and Fall Lawsuit

When it comes to slip and fall injurires, assigning blame is not always cut and dry. In some cases, a plaintiff can play a role in their own fall. This concept is known as contributory negligence. In Georgia, some measure of contributory negligence will not automatically bar a plaintiff from recovering any damages. However, when a plaintiff is primarily at fault, Georgia law will prevent them from recovering any compensation at trial.

At trial, the jury must first determine the total amount of damages available to the plaintiff. Once the amount of damages is set, the jury will then assign fault for the injury to the parties of the lawsuit in the form of percentages. If the jury finds a plaintiff is 50 percent or more at fault, the plaintiff will recover nothing. Should the jury determine the plaintiff is 49 percent or less at fault, the plaintiff will recover the total amount of damages determined by the jury, but reduced by their percentage of fault.

Discuss your Case with a Columbus Slip and Fall Attorney

A slip and fall injury can lead to life-changing injuries, which may, in turn, lead to high medical costs/ Those costs may be compounded if your injuries caused you to miss work for an extended period of time. Monetary compensation could help soften the economic blow caused by a slip and fall injury and help give you the financial stability you deserve.

If you suffered injuries due a fall through no fault of your own, you might have a viable injury claim. To learn more, contact a Columbus slip and fall lawyer today.

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