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Legal Help for Slip-and-Fall Claims in Athens, Georgia

Slip And Fall

Injured in a Georgia Slip-and-Fall Accident?

At the law firm of Wells and McElwee, P.C., our lawyers are ready to accept the challenge of seeking damages for people injured in slip-and-fall accidents. These can be tough cases. Sometimes it's hard to prove damages for soft tissue injuries to knees, shoulders, or other joints. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether the plaintiff or the defendant was in the better position to spot the hazard and avoid the accident.

No matter how your accident occurred, contact a skilled personal injury attorney at our Athens law firm for a free consultation about your legal options. Our experience with investigating accident cases, our knowledge of Georgia premises liability law, and our commitment to the welfare of our clients can all help you resolve your slip-and-fall case on favorable terms.

We Know How to Deal With Problems of Proof in Slip-and-Fall Claims

In most premises liability cases, the plaintiff alleges that the property owner was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to cause an injury. The owner most commonly defends the claim by arguing that the accident resulted from the plaintiff's own negligence.

In some cases, the injured party had no real opportunity for protection against a hazard, as in the case of an object falling from overhead. In other cases, however, the accident resulted from the victim's own carelessness. Sometimes a combination of these factors causes an injury that may still result in a claim. The only way to find out whether you have a case is to talk to an attorney who understands this area of the law.

The following examples of premises liability cases will give you an idea of the variety of ways injuries can result from negligent property maintenance:

  • Slip-and-fall cases on slippery walkways, parking lots, or stairwells
  • Accidents in warehouse superstores, such as falling inventory or spills in aisles
  • Injuries resulting from structural defects, such as roof collapses or broken handrails
  • Workplace accidents in factories or at construction sites
  • Negligent security cases in apartment buildings or parking garages
  • Falls in nursing homes or assisted living centers

Many of these cases will come down to a single issue: who was in a better position to know about the dangerous condition, the owner or the victim? With over 30 years of trial experience, our law firm knows how to present the evidence that can prove the defendant's liability.

Just as much as our clients benefit from our legal knowledge and skill in court, they also appreciate our personal approach to their problems. You'll never feel like just another case file at Wells and McElwee, P.C.

For detailed information about your legal options in any personal injury situation, call us at 706-410-1442 or fill out our short form for a free consultation with a Georgia premises liability attorney.

Most often, we take accident claims on a contingent fee basis. This means that unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you, we will not charge a fee. We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for your claim.