You May Be Entitled To Compensation For A Slip-And-Fall Accident
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents often seem as if they should be straightforward. The reality, however, is that they often involve complicated liability issues. If you have been injured after falling on another party’s property, speak with one of our attorneys to learn how we may be able to help you.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we represent individuals with North Carolina premises liability claims. With our experience, we can review your claim and determine whether the property owner is liable for negligence. For a free consultation with a Wilmington slip-and-fall accident lawyer, please call 910-338-9813 or contact us online.
Injuries Caused By Slipping, Tripping And Falling
Injuries caused by a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can be very serious, especially if the victims hit their head. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Back and neck injuries are also common when people fall. If the spinal nerves are damaged, paralysis or other spinal cord injuries are possible. Broken legs, hips, wrists, arms, shoulders and ribs are additional injuries common to falls.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere, but occur frequently at the following sites:
- Hotels and motels
- Swimming pools
- Gas stations and convenience stores
- Discount and grocery stores
- Shopping malls
- Apartment complexes
Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer In Wilmington
Walking surfaces that are wet, slippery or unstable can cause people to slip and fall. Trip-and-fall accidents may occur when objects such as fallen merchandise, power cords, garbage or tools are in the path of a pedestrian. People also trip and fall when walking on broken stairs, ripped or bunched carpeting, and cracked or missing floor tiles.
If we determine that the property owner knew or should have known about the danger and did not repair it or warn visitors of it, we may be able to sue for damages. Every case is different, however, so please discuss yours with an attorney as soon as possible.