According to the CDC, over 33,000 people died in the US in 2015 from unintentional falls.
The statute of limitations to file a claim for a slip and fall accident is three years in North Carolina. This means that you have exactly three years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Durham personal injury attorneys can help you file the correct paperwork and build your case to seek compensation.
If you slipped or tripped on someone else’s property and were injured as a result, you can file a claim to seek compensation for your injuries. Slip and fall cases are usually included in the broader category of premises liability, and the property owner and/or management company may be held responsible for your accident. Whether a wet floor, narrow staircase, changes in flooring, poor lighting, torn carpeting, or other dangerous conditions caused your fall, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.
Proving fault in a slip and fall accident requires thorough investigation and reliance on evidence. This includes witness statements, photographs, police reports, and other documents. In most cases, the injured plaintiff must prove that the property owner, or defendant, knew about a dangerous condition on his or her property and failed to act to prevent the accident.
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In legal terms, a dangerous condition typically presents an unreasonable risk to the person on the property. It also must be a condition that the injured person should not reasonably have anticipated under the circumstances. Whether your accident was on residential, commercial, or government property, the Durham slip and fall accident lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can help build your case and represent you in court.