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Personal Injury Lawyer in Dekalb County, GA

When you enter into a store to do your routine weekend grocery shopping, the last thing you expect to leave the store with is a slip and fall injury. It is likely that you shop at this store for your family because it is kept nice and clean, so you normally expect the floors to be swept and freshly mopped.  But what you don’t expect is there to be no sign indicating a wet floor. If you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall injury due to a wet floor in a store or any location, it is likely that there is compensation that can be awarded to you.

It is a property owner, or manager’s duty to place warning signs on floors that are slippery than they would be on a regular basis due to mopping, painting, or anything that can lead to an injury. When this does not happen, and someone is hurt because of it, it becomes the responsibility of the property owner. This is not something that happens only on tiled or hardwood floors like many people may suspect, although very common. Rugs may not be properly placed on the ground, carpet may be torn or lifting out of place, floor may be uneven, and there may also be breakage in the floor that causes a trip. If parties that may come in contact with this poorly managed, or freshly maintained flooring has not been informed, this can cause a slip and fall accident.

If you have been a victim of a slip and fall accident, just like in auto accidents, it is best to gather information of any witnesses, photos of the scene in which the incident occurred, seek medical attention as soon as possible, and contact an attorney.

By speaking with a skilled personal injury attorney, , like a personal injury lawyer in Dekalb County, GA from Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. , you allow yourself the opportunity to focus on healing. With the right attorney, liability will be proven, and with the facts of your case presented, you will receive compensation for the injuries sustained. In some cases, lost wages, and pain and suffering are also accounted for. Slip and falls can occur anywhere, so it is wise to pay attention to your surroundings. However, no matter the condition of the premises, some things are inevitable. Speak with an attorney so that you are not punished any more than you have to be for someone else’s negligence.

How much are Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Worth?


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Lawyers represent people who have been poisoned by carbon monoxide and suffered serious injuries from the effects of the toxic gas. When negligence was a factor, a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit can usually be filed against the building owner, landlord, manufacturer, building manager, contractor, maintenance worker, and so forth. Most negligence is the result of:

  • Faulty appliances or devices
  • Improper repair of appliances or devices
  • Poor ventilation, or lack of
  • Failure to comply with state regulations

Known Carbon Monoxide Settlements and Verdicts in the U.S.

Each year, approximately 15,000 people are injured by carbon monoxide exposure, and another 500 people lose their life. Whenever negligence was the reason for the exposure, the victim or their loved one can pursue damages for medical care, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. The following settlements and verdicts have been awarded to victims across the U.S.

A family in Virginia suffered severe exposure and harm due to faulty building repairs. Their lawyer recovered damages for medical care, pain, suffering, and more.

A family filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved ones, a couple, who died from faulty repair work in Virginia. Funeral and burial costs, loss of future income, loss of consortium, and punitive damages were awarded.

In Wyoming, a 23 year old woman was poisoned by a furnace that was 30 years old and should have been replaced. The woman suffered a permanent brain injury and was awarded a significant amount of compensation by a jury.

In another case involving a faulty furnace, a young girl lost her life and her little brother suffered serious harm. Multiple parties were found to be liable and after mediation sessions, a settlement was reached.

In 2018, a young boy died in a North Carolina hotel room after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. His family filed and won a wrongful death lawsuit that included punitive damages.

The same hotel also paid a large sum of money to the family of a couple who died in the exact same room as the young boy.

In Colorado, a seven figure award was given to a woman vacationing in a home that did not have carbon monoxide detectors. She filed a lawsuit against the property owner for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering and other non-economic damages and won.

No two cases are alike and the results of one case cannot be used as any type of indication of what our carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers may obtain for you. What you should understand is that there is a strong precedent for reaching ample verdicts and settlements in cases that involve carbon monoxide poisoning .

How much is my case worth?

Until you speak with a lawyer, it is impossible to tell you what your case is worth. In general, the more serious the injury was, the more you will receive. Factors certainly apply and could increase the value of your case. There are statutes of limitations to file a lawsuit. The sooner a personal injury lawyer Milwaukee, WI offers is contacted, the more likely that important evidence can be properly gathered.

Thank you to our friends and contributors at Hickey & Turim, SC for their insight into carbon monoxide and personal injury cases.