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November 24, 2020

Slip and Fall Accidents Can Cause Painful Injuries

When you go shopping or take a stroll through a public park, you have the right to expect that the ground beneath you is safe and stable. But if you slip and fall because a property owner failed to repair a dangerous condition on the premises, you may have a legal claim against him or her.

Many slip-and-fall accidents happen in public buildings, grocery stores, or in retail outlets like Home Depot or Wal-Mart. When an accident happens, defense attorneys are called into action almost immediately to prevent the business or building owner from having to pay victims the compensation they are entitled to.


The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates aggressively fight to protect the rights of slip-and-fall injury victims and people hurt in shopping-related accidents at retail outlets such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kroger and Publix.

We’re here to help you win. Call Monge & Associates today, or use our online contact form for a free case evaluation.

Our lawyers have more than three decades of combined legal experience representing clients in premises liability claims. We know that your well-being is the most important aspect of your case, and our mission is to make sure that you are well compensated for your injuries.

Insurance companies and large corporations will try to prevent you from recovering the damages you deserve. That doesn’t scare us. The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates have a proven track record of success in slip-and-fall cases throughout the Southeast.

We also offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100 percent satisfied with our services during the first 30 days after hiring our firm, your case file and attorneys’ fee will be returned to you with no questions asked.

Another promise: If we don’t win, you won’t pay us.

The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates represent clients in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville, Loganville and across Georgia and the Southeast.


Accidental falls consistently rank as the leading cause of injuries in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 8.8 million Americans were hurt in unintentional falls during 2009, the latest year for which data is available. Over 24,000 died from their injuries.

About 20-30 percent of people who fall suffer from moderate to severe injuries. Common examples might include brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations, hip dislocations, back injuries, sprains, strains and bruising. Recovering from these injuries can be a long and painful process – and, tragically, some people never fully recover. The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates know about the physical, emotional and financial hardships that families inherit as a result of a slip-and-fall accident – and they know how to use Georgia law to help relieve some of those burdens.


Slip-and-fall cases fall under an area of the law called premises liability. Premises liability claims may be brought against property owners when it can be proven that a failure to maintain or repair hazardous condition on the property led to an injury or death.

Premises liability actions can arise from a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Tripping while shopping at a retail establishment, such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kroger or Publix;
  • Elevator and escalator accidents;
  • Slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall accidents;
  • Construction site accidents;
  • Landlord negligence;
  • Falls due to dim lighting;
  • Accidents due to obstructed walkways;
  • Falls caused by a failure to clean up spills in aisles;
  • Injuries caused by falling down unsafe stairwells; and,
  • Dog bites.

Proof is very important in premises liability cases. In order to hold a property owner or other party legally responsible for injuries that occurred on their property, it’s important to establish several key points, such as:

  • Whether the property owner knew about the problem;
  • Whether the defendant made any effort to fix the problem;
  • Whether the property owner should have known about the danger as a part of routine maintenance;
  • Whether you were injured despite taking reasonable precautions to avoid the accident.

Georgia has an “open-and-obvious” doctrine that protects a property owner from liability if the hazard was one that you could have easily seen and avoided. It’s important to consult with The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates to determine how the open-and-obvious rule might affect your claim and any damages you may be able to recover.


Premises liability cases can be legally complicated, particularly when you are dealing with retail giants who have teams of defense attorneys working to minimize your financial award. However, the types of damages that accident victims may recover include:

  • Medical bills;
  • Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational therapy;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of future earning capacity;
  • Cost for assistive devices like wheelchairs and walkers;
  • Travel expenses for medical appointments;
  • Compensation for scars and disfigurement;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • In some cases, loss of consortium (spousal loss of companionship);
  • Punitive damages (in certain circumstances).

Because You Want to Win

The slip-and-fall lawyers at the attorneys of Monge & Associates have more than 30 years of combined experience handling premises liability claims. When you put your case in our hands, you can rest assured that we will explore every legal avenue available to make sure you get the money that you deserve – and we won’t back down when insurance companies and opposing counsel try to shortchange you.

We’re here to help you win. Call Monge & Associates today, or use our online contact form for a free case evaluation.

Remember: If we don’t win, you won’t pay.