It is your legal right to be safe in a public place. That means the owner of any business, property, or public place is responsible for keeping you from getting hurt on their premises. For example, suppose a business owner or property manager fails to appropriately maintain their property, including public walkways. In that case, the resulting hazards can cause you to slip and fall, possibly leading to severe injury and irreparable harm.
You may not understand the possible severity of a slip-and-fall accident until it happens to you. However, there are many detrimental and potentially life-changing consequences of a slip-and fall-accident, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Temporary or permanent disability
In fact, more than a quarter of all traumatic brain injuries (28%) result from falls, even more than car accidents. A slightly smaller percentage of spinal cord injuries are caused by falls (22%), but in people over age 65, spinal cord injuries are most often caused by falls. This is often a consequence of nursing home neglect.
Slip-and-fall lawsuits are considered a category of premises liability because it is a property owner’s responsibility to ensure that their property is safe for all visitors. If you suffered a serious personal injury due to a slip-and-fall that could have been prevented by appropriate maintenance, you might be eligible for compensation.
You may be eligible for several types of compensation, including:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages and diminished earning ability
- Physical therapy and occupational training
- Pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life
- The amount and type of compensation you may receive will depend on your circumstances.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen instantly, and the injuries sustained could last a lifetime. In that case, you need a trustworthy slip-and-fall accident lawyer to protect your rights and recover maximum compensation for your health, security, and peace of mind. The slip and fall accident lawyers at Daggett Shuler are ready to speak with you for free and evaluate the full scope of your case – and won’t get paid until you do.
The North Carolina slip and fall lawyers at Daggett Shuler are here to help the injured people of the Triad community. If you’ve been hurt or harmed in an accident through no fault of your own, you need an experienced personal injury law firm that will be in your corner and protect your rights every step of the way. It’s our mission to help restore your health and livelihood after suffering a serious injury. Together, we’ll get your life back on track.