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Slip and Fall Accidents: Determining Liability

If you have been a victim of a slip and fall accident and you are thinking about taking legal action, it is important for you to understand liability and how liability is determined by law in premises liability cases.  In order to be successful with your slip and fall accident case, you will have to prove that the injuries you incurred resulted from property owner negligence.  Therefore, one of these three statements must be true:

  • The property owner or an employee caused your slip and fall.  For example, if a property owner or an employee spilled liquid on a floor and you slipped and fell, the property owner may be considered liable.
  • The property owner knew the hazardous or dangerous condition existed, but did nothing to fix the condition.
  • The property owner or an employee should have known about the dangerous condition, and if they had known about it, they would have been able to fix it.

To learn more about liability and how it will impact the outcome of your slip and fall case, schedule a consultation with a New Bern personal injury lawyer.

Victims of Slip & Falls Need Immediate Legal Help

It is a well-known fact that slip and fall accidents can happen when people are visiting all sorts of places. From walking on public sidewalks, to visiting a local grocery store, to frequenting private establishments, slip and fall accidents can occur within seconds at any place, anytime.

Once a slip and fall accident has occurred, victims may develop serious injuries such as head injuries or even brain injuries.  These serious injuries may be revealed immediately following the slip and fall or become apparent days, weeks or even months after the fact.  For this reason, slip and fall accidents should never be taken lightly and slip and fall victims should always seek an immediate appointment with their doctors.

Any delay in getting medical attention can lead to victims’ medical conditions getting worse.  Additionally, any delay in getting appropriate legal representation may jeopardize victims’ personal injury claims because the chances that evidence or witnesses may become compromised will only increase.

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in North Carolina, do not wait to get legal help from a Raleigh personal injury attorney.  Contact the Whitley Law Firm now!