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Savannah Slip and Fall Lawyers Seek the Compensation You Deserve

Strong advocacy for victims of property owner negligence

When on someone else’s property, you expect to be safe from hazards that can cause you to slip or fall. All property owners have a responsibility to provide safe conditions for anyone who enters public or private premises — whether they’re a guest, a pedestrian, or a customer — but that doesn’t always happen. Slick, uneven, or broken surfaces and stairs can cause you to fall and suffer serious, painful, and even disabling injuries.

Premises liability law allows victims to hold property owners accountable for their negligence when injuries happen on their premises. At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, our Savannah premises liability attorneys know how traumatic slip and falls can be — especially when they leave victims like you in chronic pain and unable to work. Our law firm has been helping Savannah injury victims for nearly 20 years, and we want to help you too.

If you or a loved one was hurt at someone else’s home, business, or property, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation.

Falls are the third leading cause of fatal workplace injury

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common causes of fatal workplace injury are:

  • Transportation accidents — 40 percent of deaths nationwide and 44 percent of deaths in Georgia
  • Violence — 17 percent of deaths nationwide and 22 percent of deaths in Georgia
  • Falls — 16 percent of deaths nationwide and 17 percent of deaths in Georgia
  • Exposure to harmful substances — 10 percent of deaths nationwide and eight percent of deaths in Georgia

All other causes of death at worksites amount to 17 percent nationally and nine percent in Georgia.

If you are injured in a fall in the workplace, your sole remedy may be workers’ compensation. However, if a third party with whom you do not have an employer-employee or coworker relationship caused your fall, you may be entitled to sue for negligence. This would certainly help your recovery, since workers’ comp only pays for your medical expenses and partial wage replacement. This always produces economic loss for the victim. With a personal injury lawsuit, you could recover medical expenses, the entirety of your lost income and compensation for your pain and suffering.

If you suspect the facts of your case would support a third-party claim, our attorneys can fully explain the law and your rights at a free consultation.

Common causes of slip and fall accidents

It’s up to property owners, maintenance contractors, and public entities to keep their premises safe and to ensure everyone who enters is aware of potential dangers. When responsible parties fail to do so, serious accidents can occur, and they can be held liable if anyone gets hurt.

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet and slick surfaces — Icy sidewalks, uncleaned spills and excessive floor wax and polish are all common conditions on properties that can cause you to slip and suffer severe injuries.
  • Uneven surfaces — You expect the ground, floor, or stairs on someone else’s property to be level and even. But some properties are poorly maintained and may have ripped or bulging carpet, loose and frayed rugs, or chipped and broken walkways that could lead to falls and injuries.
  • Dangerous stairs — Stairs pose some of the biggest risks for slip and fall victims. If you were hurt walking up or down stairs, it may have been due to the property owner’s or manager’s negligence and failure to fix worn or rounded steps, remove debris, or repair broken handrails.
  • Poor visibility — Surfaces don’t have to be slick, broken, or worn to cause you to fall. Your injury may have been caused by a poorly lit pathway. When guests and customers can’t easily see where they’re walking, property owners and managers may be held liable for injuries.

When you call us after your slip and fall accident, we’ll investigate the property where you fell and help determine whether your injuries could have been prevented.

No matter what type of injury you suffered, we can help

Our Savannah premises liability lawyers know how devastating slip and fall injuries can be. In many cases, victims like you develop lifelong pain and loss of motion, making it difficult or impossible to go back to work.

Some of the common injuries we help victims get compensation for include:

  • Muscle and ligament injuries — These injuries may not be immediately noticeable, but they can cause you to suffer severe pain and profound disability.
  • Head injuries — If your head strikes the floor, ground, or stairs during a fall, you could suffer a concussion or a more serious traumatic brain injury.
  • Spinal cord injuries — Your spinal cord is protected by your vertebrae, but it can be damaged during a slip or fall, resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis.

Cuts, bruises, and broken bones are also common results of slip and fall accidents. These injuries can cause victims like you to need extensive and expensive medical care and rehabilitation that lasts for months, weeks, or even years.

Get the help you deserve for your slip and fall injuries in Savannah

At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, our legal team believes in holding property managers and owners accountable when innocent people get hurt due to their negligence.

Don’t wait another day to get the experienced legal representation you or your loved one deserves after a slip and fall injury. We’re available to take your call any time, and our services are free unless we get money for you — that’s our No Fee Guarantee®. Call 912-212-2100 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Reviews From Our Clients
  • "I was pregnant and injured in an automobile accident. Mr. Owens, personally, came to the hospital. He told me he would handle everything, I just needed to get healthy for the baby and myself. Mr. Owens did everything he said he would. I highly recommend Owens and Mulherin. Everyone in their office is friendly and informative. You're not just another client with them, they genuinely care." - Lindsay Chadwick

  • "Highly recommend working with this group!! They are very friendly, understanding, caring people and very easy to talk to. They Gave us plenty of time to talk with them. Did not make us feel rushed and explained everything thoroughly. Made the experience the best possible and we had a positive outcome during a tragic time. Thank you to the attorneys and entire staff." - Cindy Shuman

  • "I found Mr. Owens to be very professional and extremely sympathetic towards my needs as a result of my injuries. His experience helped guide me through my case and we ultimately won in the end...settled out of court! Thanks for all your help!" - Diane Calahan

  • "Following an automobile accident I sought representation from Wil Owens. Throughout the process he and his staff were always very kind, informative, and diligent in protecting my rights and interests. I knew my case was minor comparatively speaking, however, they never minimized the importance of my situation or claim. I would highly recommend this local law firm!!Sincerely,Christi (Fry) Vinyard" - Christi Fry

  • "This was my first time having to get an attorney and my experience was great. They make sure you fully understand everything that's going on and make sure the case is settled in your favor. I highly recommend this attorney office if you need one." - Dee James

  • "Absolutely 100% the best law firm around. I was completely blown away by the staff with all their generosity and helpfulness every step of the way. Wilbur Owens is hands down the best attorney I have ever met. He was caring, professional, and helpful in all aspects of my case, from the very begining with all my treatments to the very end with my settlement. He was highly recommend to me and I have heard nothing but great things about him and his firm. They truly are the best around and if ths need were to arise again in the future I will gladly come to the law firm of Owens and Mulherin. Wonderful people and they gave me my life back as well as piece of mind, and for that I am and always will be truly thankful." - Courtney Graves

  • "I had a good experience with Mr. Owens and Ms. Teresa. They were very professional and was on point. It was a long process but it was worth the wait. I would recommend anyone to this lawfirm." - Ashley Robertson

  • "My thanks to Mr. Owens and his crew. After getting injured at work , and not knowing what to do I found them thru a local web search. Everyone in the office was great, Will walked me thru my case and explained how it would go. After everything I would highly recommend this law firm. I can't say enough of Mr. Owens and his staff . Thank you for your help!" - Mark Kalla

  • "I worked with Mr. Ownens and his team for my most recent accident involving 2 uninsured motorists, and I am extremely pleased with the way my case was worked, as well as the outcome. I cannot say anything negative about the law firm whatsoever, but I can tell you that being hit by uninsured vehicles is a nightmare." - Nic Schuman

  • "Loved working with me. Mulherin. Didn’t make me feel rushed or pinned against a wall. He gave me the beat and worse case scenario. Went to bat for me when the insurance company thought they could get away with being cheap. Brooke was amazing to work with to. Always answered calls or emails in a timely manner." - Natasha Campbell

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Wilbur D. Owens

Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…

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Joseph A. Mulherin

Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…

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