Savannah Slip and Fall Lawyers
When you’re 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 a 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 is a type of personal injury law that allows victims to hold property owners accountable for their negligence when injuries happen. 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. Get in touch with us today by dialing 1-800-396-5368 or completing a free online consultation form.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
It’s up to property owners, maintenance contractors, and public entities to keep their premises are safe and to ensure everyone who enters is aware of potential dangers. When they 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, pooling rainwater, and excessive floor wax and polish—these 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 dangers such as ripped or bulging carpet, loose and frayed rugs, or chipped and broken walkways.
- 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 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. Property owners should make sure that guests and customers can easily see where they’re walking, and if they don’t, they 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
When you fell, you may have struck your head on the floor, ground, or stairs, causing you to 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 require extensive and expensive medical care and rehabilitation that lasts for months, weeks, or even years.
Get the Help You Deserve
At Owens & Mulherin, 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 deserve 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®. Dial 1-800-396-5368 or complete an online contact form to speak with us today.