Slip and fall accidents are not a minor issue. They can result in severe injuries, permanent disabilities, and in the most extreme cases, death. When a property owner is negligent and it results in a slip and fall injury, you need help from an experienced Apex slip and fall attorney. The attorneys at theLaw Office of D. Hardison Wood are skilled in fighting for compensation for their clients, which means when you retain our services, you have a team of professionals ready to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Premises Liability in North Carolina
Most home and business owners carry liability insurance that protects them in the event that a person is injured on their property. This includes slip and fall accidents that are a type of premises liability. If a person is injured in a premises liability accident, such as a slip and fall accident, they must prove that the property manager or property owner:
- Knew there was a hazardous condition
- Failed to take adequate steps to fix the hazardous condition
- Caused your injuries due to their inaction
Premises liability accidents, such as slip and fall accidents, are common and occur everywhere. Whether your accident happened at a grocery store, restaurant, department store, movie theater, or another location, you have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. It is their responsibility to take care of your financial concerns and medical expenses.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Many people have the misconception that slip and fall accidents only happen to the elderly, but these accidents can injury a person of any age, even the unborn child of an expectant mother. Below are common examples of slip and fall accidents:
- Open ditches or holes
- Slippery or wet floors
- Cracked, uneven, or broken pavement
- Torn carpet
- Broken handrails or stairs
- Obstructed walkways
- Poor lighting
- Lack of warning signs
Depending on how severe your injuries are, you may lose income and have trouble taking care of your financial responsibilities and medical expenses. Our attorneys will work to get you back on your feet financially.
We Will Put the Responsibility Where it Belongs
The insurance company of the property owner will likely argue that their client did nothing wrong. Instead, they will try to say the injured party ignored warning signs, failed to take precautions to avoid the accident, or caused objects to fall. Our attorneys are familiar with these tactics and know how to keep the insurance company from avoiding blame. We have our own strategies, which include the following:
- Working with investigators and getting accident reports
- Taking photos of the accident scene
- Interviewing employees and witnesses
- Reviewing safety inspection records
- Consulting with engineering and architectural experts
We will uncover the truth. We always strive to argue the facts and win each case based on the truth. We are thorough and relentless and are prepared to handle anything that the other side will throw at us to avoid blame.
Win Your Apex Slip and Fall Lawsuit
The attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood will fight to prove the property owner acted negligently and the result was your injury. Property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises free of hazards and we will hold them responsible for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.