Slip and fall accidents are serious. They are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and even deaths. If you or someone you love has been injured by falling in Columbus, GA, you may be experiencing pain or missing time at work—and you’re probably facing steep medical bills. You need medical treatment, and you need a good lawyer.
John Foy & Associates is one of the biggest Columbus area slip and fall law firms. We have 20 years of experience helping clients who have been injured in accidents. We know that the weeks and months following a slip and fall can be full of stress, pain and financial worries, and we want to help you feel better and get the money you need. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and help you decide the right next steps for you. Call us at 706-400-4000 and get your free case evaluation today.
What counts as a Slip and Fall Case?
We speak to many clients who don’t really think they have a case. Often, they’re surprised when we tell them they have a strong case and could receive a large financial recovery. We routinely see settlements in the tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients who originally thought, “there’s nothing I can do.”
The legal definition of a slip and fall injury is based on the concept of “negligence.” Negligence means the property owner allowed some dangerous condition on their premises, and you ended up getting hurt. It doesn’t mean they set out to harm you. Often, the injury may look like a simple “accident” where you slipped and fell on your own. But if it was caused by the negligence of others, then it counts as a strong claim.
Examples of slip and fall conditions include:
- A freshly mopped floor at a store with no “wet floor” sign
- A small step up or down that is not clearly marked
- Unlit walkways or staircases
- A spilled drink in a grocery store
If you fall in these conditions, you have a case. You didn’t trip over your own shoelaces. You tripped because the property owner allowed a situation that put you and others in risk.
If I slipped and fell, who is at fault?
You are not to blame for a slip and fall injury. The “fault” rests with the person or company who maintains the premises. But a slip and fall case is not really about blame. It’s about getting a fair settlement from the insurance company. That settlement should be enough to cover your immediate medical bills, future treatment, and time lost from work, among other costs.
What steps should I take after a slip and fall accident?
If you fell in a public place, there are basic steps you can take to be your own best advocate. These include:
- Take pictures of what happened, showing the area, where you fell and what caused you to fall.
- Report what happened to a manager. Get their name and contact information.
- Ask for the names and numbers of any witnesses.
- Get medical attention right away.
When you contact us, we will send our investigators to the scene, contact the witnesses, and take the case forward for you.
What if the slip and fall accident happened at a friend or loved one’s property?
Your claim is between you and the insurance company. It does not directly involve your friend or loved one. We will never put them on trial, put them in front of a jury or file a lawsuit against them—ever. In fact, they won’t even hear the details of your case from their insurer. It is strictly private.
How can a Columbus slip and fall lawyer help me?
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, speaking to an experienced attorney may be the single best thing you can do. Slip and fall claims are hard to pursue on your own, because the insurance company will claim the accident was your own fault. The insurer has no interest in helping you get better and only wants to protect their bottom line.
At John Foy & Associates, we have 20 years’ experience dealing with these companies. We know what evidence gets them to change their tune, we know how to collect that evidence, and we know how to drive a hard bargain with them. In many cases we can get the full amount you need without ever going to court. In fact, the majority of our cases are resolved without going to trial in the Columbus court system. You should not suffer after a fall without speaking to a lawyer.
How much does it cost to hire a slip and fall lawyer in Columbus?
You should not pay anything up front for the services of a slip and fall accident attorney. Different law firms structure their fees differently, but at John Foy & Associates we believe you should not face financial risk to resolve your slip and fall claim. That’s why we guarantee that you pay nothing unless we win you a financial recovery.
When you first call us, we will give you a free consultation. This consultation is your chance to sit down with legal professionals and discuss your injury and how it happened. We will go through everything you remember and help you determine whether you have a valid claim. This consultation is free whether we take your case or not.
If we do take on your case, our fee is taken out of the settlement we win for you. That means you pay nothing out of pocket and nothing ever if we don’t win you money. You have suffered enough from the accident itself, and you should not face financial worries on top of it.
Talk to a Columbus Slip and Fall Lawyer for Free
We’re here to help accident victims. We have over 20 years of experience and we know how to get you the biggest financial recovery possible. Call us at 706-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.