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Durham Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers

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Slip and fall accidents occur when someone is injured due to a hazard that is present on another person's property. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, from grocery stores to parking lots to sidewalks. When they do occur, slip and fall accidents can result in significant damage to the victim's body. Slip and fall accidents can cause broken bones, cuts, concussions, and other serious injuries.

At Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC, our Durham slip and fall accident attorneys are here to help. We understand how difficult slip and fall accidents can be and how important it is for victims to have the support of a team of legal professionals. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for you and seek the compensation you deserve. If you were injured due to a slip and fall accident, you should not have to worry about the financial burden that comes with your injuries. We are here to fight for you.

To learn more about your legal options, please fill out an online contact form or call our Durham office at (919) 891-8361.

What Are the Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents are caused by many different hazards. Common slip and fall accident hazards include:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy sidewalks
  • Loose or uneven floor mats
  • Uneven or broken sidewalks
  • Broken or uneven stairs
  • Debris or clutter on the floor
  • Cobwebs
  • Blocked or non-existent walkways
  • Excessively low door thresholds
  • Poor lighting
  • Poor signage
  • Poorly lit parking lots
  • Dangerous or faulty equipment
  • Defective building maintenance

Who Is Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents?

In North Carolina, responsibility for slip and fall accidents typically falls under premises liability law. Under this legal principle, property owners or occupiers have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any potential hazards. However, determining responsibility for a slip and fall accident can depend on several factors, including the circumstances of the incident and the status of the injured person.

In order to recover compensation after a slip and fall accident, you must prove that the party responsible for the accident was negligent. Negligence is a legal term that refers to a party's failure to act as a reasonable person would act in a given situation. Slip and fall accidents are typically caused by the negligence of a property owner who failed to correct a hazard or take reasonable precautions to prevent slip and fall accidents.

Property owners or occupiers may be held liable for slip and fall accidents if they:

Created the hazardous condition: If the property owner or occupier caused the condition that led to the slip and fall accident, such as by spilling a liquid and failing to clean it up promptly.

Were aware of the hazard: If the property owner or occupier knew about the dangerous condition but failed to take appropriate action to address it or provide adequate warning to visitors.

Should have known about the hazard: If the property owner or occupier failed to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the premises, resulting in the existence of a dangerous condition that they should have been aware of.

Comparative negligence laws in North Carolina may reduce the compensation an injured person can recover if their own negligence contributed to the accident.

Common Types of Property Owners Held Liable

The property owner responsible for a slip and fall accident depends on the circumstances of the case. Property owners commonly held liable for slip and fall accidents include:

  • Commercial property owners
  • Estate property owners
  • Homeowners associations
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels/motels
  • Apartment complexes
  • Government property owners

How Much Compensation Can I Receive After a Slip and Fall Accident?

The amount of compensation you can receive after a slip and fall accident depends on the severity of your injuries. Slip and fall accidents can cause many different types of injuries, from cuts and abrasions to concussions to broken bones. The more severe your injuries are, the more compensation you may be able to receive.

Slip and fall accident compensation can be awarded for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

Legal Representation for Slip and Fall Claims in NC

If you've been involved in a slip and fall accident in North Carolina, it is advisable to consult with Durham slip and fall accident attorneys at Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC who can evaluate the specific details of your case and help you understand your legal rights and options.

Fill out an online contact form or call (919) 891-8361 to learn more.

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