Goldsboro Slip & Fall Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents and injuries occur frequently throughout North Carolina. While many of these are not caused by the actions or omissions of anyone in particular, in other cases they are due to the negligence of both private and public property owners and managers. Safety hazards and dangerous conditions on their premises can lead to such accidents. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and emotional distress for unlucky victims.
At Strickland Agner Pittman, we provide dedicated representation to those who have been seriously injured in such falls. Our team works through thorough investigative efforts, meticulous claims preparation, honed negotiation skills, and in the courtroom to help clients secure maximum compensation for injuries and losses created by unsafe premises conditions. Slip and fall injury claims can be difficult and complex which is why you will need the professional experience we offer in determining if you have a valid claim and, if so, in pursuing it through legal action.
Slip & Fall Accident Cases in North Carolina
Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of “premises law.” This area of law requires property owners to provide a reasonably safe environment for those who visit their premises, such as customers, clients, patrons, and other invitees. Property owners and managers are expected to provide a “duty of care” to these individuals in that, should a property defect or safety hazard arise, they should repair the condition as soon as possible and alert visitors to its dangers in the meantime. They are expected, through ongoing maintenance, to know about any safety risks their premises pose. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for the injuries their negligence has caused.
Examples of what can cause a slip and fall injury can include:
- Wet, slippery floors
- Icy sidewalks
- Uneven flooring
- Stairways in disrepair
- Cracked and buckled pavements
- Poor or missing lighting
- Cluttered aisles, walkways, and paths
- Overgrown bushes, plants, and trees
Slip and fall accidents can occur due to hazardous conditions on both public and private property, including private residences, apartment buildings, office buildings, retail stores, grocery stores, malls, theaters, restaurants, schools, universities, government buildings, sports arenas, entertainment venues, and more.
Slip and fall injuries can range from cuts, bruises, and sprains to serious damage such as concussions, broken bones, internal injuries, head injuries, and more. As a result, victims of negligence may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages.
At Strickland Agner Pittman, we are known for the genuine care we extend to our clients and as tenacious advocates in seeking the financial resources you need to recover from unpredicted and preventable injuries.