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Help with Slip & Fall Injury Claims in NC
Slip and fall accidents can occur in many places, and are often caused by negligence. Slip and fall accidents might happen in the workplace, at a retail store, in an apartment complex, or in any other location where you have a right to be.
Slip and fall accidents are often caused by an accumulation of small hazards that are not readily noticeable. If you slipped and fell because of a hazard, you have the right to seek compensation.
At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We know how to build a strong case and how to negotiate with insurance companies. Our Raleigh slip and fall accident attorneys can help you.
Who Is Liable for Slip & Fall Accidents?
In North Carolina, liability for slip and fall accidents depends on the specific circumstances of the case. Generally, property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any known hazards. However, determining liability can be complex and may require establishing negligence on the part of the property owner.
To establish negligence, the injured person usually needs to show that:
The property owner owed a duty of care to the injured person. This duty is typically owed to lawful visitors, such as customers or guests, but the level of duty can vary depending on the visitor's status (e.g., invitee, licensee, trespasser).
The property owner breached that duty of care by failing to maintain the premises or by creating a hazardous condition.
The breach of duty directly caused the slip and fall accident.
The injured person suffered actual damages as a result of the accident, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, or lost wages.
North Carolina follows a contributory negligence rule. This means that if the injured person is found to have contributed to their own accident by not exercising reasonable care, they may be barred from recovering any compensation.
Recoverable Damages in Slip & Fall Accidents
In North Carolina, if you've been injured in a slip and fall accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to recover various types of damages. The specific damages that can be recovered can depend on the circumstances of the case and the extent of your injuries. Here are some common types of damages that may be recoverable:
Medical expenses: You can seek compensation for the medical costs associated with your slip and fall injuries. This can include hospital bills, doctor's fees, medication expenses, rehabilitation costs, and any other reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to your injuries.
Lost wages: If your injuries caused you to miss work, you may be able to recover lost wages. This can include both the income you've already lost and any potential future earnings that you might miss due to ongoing injuries or disability.
Pain and suffering: Slip and fall accidents can result in physical pain, emotional distress, and a decreased quality of life. Compensation for pain and suffering aims to provide financial recovery for the physical and emotional hardships you have endured.
Property damage: If your personal belongings, such as clothing or electronic devices, were damaged in the accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the repair or replacement costs.
Reliable Legal Assistance for Slip & Fall Incidents
In the event that you experience a slip or trip on someone else's premises, resulting in injuries, you have the option to pursue a claim to seek compensation. Slip and fall cases typically fall under the broader category of premises liability, holding the property owner and/or management company accountable for the accident. Whether your fall was caused by a wet floor, narrow staircase, flooring transitions, inadequate lighting, torn carpeting, or other hazardous conditions, you may have a valid claim to obtain financial restitution for your injuries.
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