Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and falls or trip and falls are incredibly common and can occur at any type of location, including amusement parks, night clubs, retail stores, supermarkets, public parks, schools, hospitals and more. By definition, a slip and fall accident occurs when a dangerous property condition causes a person to slip and fall and sustain some type of injury.
Under New Hampshire personal injury law, property owners are legally responsible for maintaining their property and making sure that there are no potential hazards or dangerous conditions on the premises. If the property owner fails to take the proper steps to maintain the property or remedy a hazardous condition, he or she will be held legally accountable for the accident.
There are a number of dangerous conditions that could cause someone to slip and fall, including:
- Slippery floors due to ice, snow, water, or spilled liquids
- Improper snow/ice removal and/or treatment
- Torn carpets
- Broken floorboards
- Uneven or cracked walkways
- Broken stairs
- Weak or broken handrails
- Objects cluttering the walkways
- Exposed holes or ditches
- Poor lighting
- Falling merchandise or objects
- Lack of warning signs
If not handled accordingly, you may be able to pursue compensation from the property owner responsible under premises liability laws for any damages caused by such conditions.
Have questions about your case? Call our slip and fall lawyer in New Hampshire today at (603) 883-4100.Common Injuries Involved in Slip & Fall Accidents
Depending on how the fall occurred and how the falling person landed, numerous injuries could be sustained including but not limited to:
- Fractures requiring surgery and other treatment
- Knee injuries including meniscal tears which often require surgical repair
- Hip Injuries including labral tears
- Coccyx and other back injuries
- Head or brain injuries
Often these injuries are painful, may require surgery, and may have permanent repercussions for the injured party. With many of these injuries, especially of the foot, ankle, and knee, a fracture or other injury may increase the onset of osteoarthritis and cause more problems in the future.We Know How to Establish Liability in Slip & Fall Claims
In order to recover damages, you must be able to prove that the property owner not only knew about the hazardous condition, but also failed to take proper steps to fix the problem. At the Injury Law Center®, our New Hampshire personal injury attorney has handled countless slip and fall cases over the years with much success.
In addition to being familiar with the kinds of injuries sustained in such falls, our team is skilled at building a case to prove that the property owner was negligent and thereby liable for your injuries. We work hard so that you can recover compensation for your medical bills, future medical bills, medication costs, lost wages, future lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To set up a free consultation with our caring legal team, reach out to us at (603) 883-4100 today. We are here to help you through this difficult time.