Slip & Fall Injuries Can Be Life Altering; Hire An Attorney Who Treats You With The Respect You Deserve
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Practice Area: Slip & Falls
At Morrison & Hughes, our personal injury attorneys are highly skilled in slip and fall cases. Our attorneys are compassionate and hard-working. Our premises inspectors are thorough experts. And our team is dedicated to aggressively pursuing full and fair compensation for you. You could look to the top ratings that Morrison & Hughes has received from industry groups, but then again, million-dollar results speak for themselves.
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How Common Are Serious Falls?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), death rates from falls increased by 30% in the U.S. between 2007 and 2016, particularly in older adults. Likewise, the medical costs of falls in the U.S. in 2021 were over $50 billion. In fact, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and most fractures suffered by older adults.
What About Falls at Work?
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, and the leading cause of work-related injuries for workers age 55 and older.
Falls are Serious and Costly
Let’s be honest: there is a stereotype when it comes to slip and fall claims. An experienced, honest attorney will screen out false claims and minor injuries. The truth is, Georgia protects businesses and homeowners from accident claims where the hazard was in plain view, or when the fall could have been prevented by simple caution. However, not all hazards are obvious, and a slip and fall injury can change your life.
The CDC notes that one out of five falls causes a serious injury, such as broken bones or head injury. Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized every year because of a fall injury, most often because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or hip fracture. In fact, more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, and falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Common Trip and Fall Hazards
- Wet or slippery floors, particularly where no caution signs are posted
- Building code violations, such as broken concrete, uneven steps, stairs that lack guard rails, raised carpeting or floor boards.
- Negligent construction in commercial buildings, hotels, stores, offices, and apartments
- Deck or platform collapses
- Malfunctioning Elevators
What Other Types of “Premises Liability” Exist?
Property owners are required to use reasonable care in maintaining their properties. An experienced Atlanta premises liability attorney knows when a property owner has disregarded laws meant to protect you, and when they may be held liable for your injuries. Other types of premises liability may include:
- Falling objects in stores
- Defective guard rails on hotel or apartment balconies or stairs
- Roof collapses
- Negligent security, bar fights, gun violence and murder at a business
- Retail and Restaurant negligence
What are some general rules to help decide whether someone else was at fault for your slip and fall injury?
- The owner of the property or an employee caused the dangerous situation or permitted it to exist.
- The owner of the premises or an employee knew of the dangerous condition but did nothing to fix it or warn you about it.
- The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and remedied it.
- You did not see the hazard before it caused your injury.
Consultations Are Always Free
You can learn a lot from a simple conversation. Talk with one of the experts at Morrison & Hughes to get a feel for how we work and get insight into your situation. We will always honor your time and give you the no-nonsense answers you need.
We Can Come To You
Many of our clients have had their lives upended by injury or circumstances that make travel difficult. We work hard to accommodate your needs - often coming to you when you can't come to us.
We FIGHT HARD for YOU
Ask our past clients or read our reviews and you'll see that we treat our clients like family. We don't call ourselves 'The Big Guns' for nothing- choosing to work with Morrison & Hughes is choosing to fight for what you deserve.
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"Made me feel like I was his only client"
I am a Certified Nursing Assistant And I was injured on my job and after being injured i had so many mixed emotions. I didn't know how i was going to provide for my family. I went online looking for a workers comp. lawyer just to consultant with about my injury and i came across Attorneys Morrison & Hughes Attorney At Law. I called to speak with an Attorney and i was directed to Attorney Paul Jenkins, And after speaking with him he told me i had a really good case and he would like to assists me with it. And i knew from speaking with him i wanted to hire him. And immediately he helped me with finding a doctor an getting me treatment for my injury.I was so Ecstatic on how he made me feel like i was his only client. He was very Intensive in my case. He called me before and after my doctors appointment. He's a great communicator, He made sure that i understood what was going on in my case. He was very knowledgeable, He was affable and he worked Diligently on the case. I found him to be very trustworthy, And he was Non Judgemental. I could not have choosing a better Lawyer than Attorney Paul Jenkins, If you're in need of an Attorney i recommend you Call Morrison & Hughes Attorney's At Law And Ask For Attorney Paul Jenkins, He's Absolutely The Best Attorney Ever.
What our clients are saying:
"I'm so glad that I didn't choose a TV lawyer"
I had a major accident, so I needed an attorney that could handle a big case. My sister and I looked on the internet, and we chose Morrison & Hughes because they had such a good reputation. It was the right choice and I'm so glad that I didn't choose a TV lawyer! The lawyers at MH are friendly and easy to talk to. They understood how to handle my case from the beginning, even though it had a lot of complicated issues. I'm going to be recovering from my injuries for a long time, so I needed a lawyer who could go the distance
"Explained what my rights were"
Tristan explained what my rights were under workers compensation and how the company I was working for failed to do right by an employee that was hurt on the job and proved the company was at fault.
"Put my mind at ease and updated me on every step in the process"
Morrison and Hughes law firm hands down is the law group to help with your worker's compensation case. My case was messy, when i met Mr. Morrison. He put my mind at ease and updated me on every step in the process. When you are looking for experience and caring workers compensation attorney, not just a lawyer, reach out. Morrison and Hughes is the law firm, I promise that you won't be disappointed.
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