Greensboro Slip and Fall Lawyer
Our team of compassionate, client-focused lawyers is here to help you get back on your feet after suffering a slip and fall. We don’t see you as just another case number. We see you as a beloved member of our community in need of support. When you entrust your case to a Greensboro slip and fall lawyer from Whitley Law Firm, you get a friend, ally, and advocate.
Today, you can share your story with a member of our personal injury team during a free case review. This is your opportunity to ask questions, get clarification, and gain much-needed peace of mind. Call (919) 785-5000 to begin.
What Is the Whitley Advantage?
“The Whitley Advantage” is the way we approach cases and treat our clients. The Whitley Advantage is not just one thing; it is everything. We sincerely care about our clients and treat them like family. Our care and compassion feel like one big hug.
We speak Spanish for the convenience of our clients, and we return phone calls promptly. We work for you, not the other way around.
Whitley Law Firm has more than 80 years of combined experience helping severely injured people in North Carolina. When we handle your slip and fall injury case, you get to focus your attention and energy on getting better and rebuilding your life. We take care of everything else.
You Can Afford a Greensboro Attorney for Your Slip and Fall Injury Case
We handle fall injury claims on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we do not charge you for our hard work until the end of your case. No upfront legal fees, no deposits, no hourly rates. Instead, we receive a percentage of the settlement proceeds or court award. If you do not win, you do not owe us any attorney’s fees.
Our Greensboro Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Prove Negligence
Slip and fall cases often have many involved parties. The at-fault party in your case might include an individual, a corporation, or a government entity, such as a city (e.g., the City of Greensboro), county, or local agency.
To secure financial recovery, we must demonstrate that the property owner or occupier:
Owed You a Duty of Care
Every property owner has a duty of care to lawful visitors. This means they must do everything in their power to mitigate hazards, put up warning signs when appropriate, and seal off dangerous areas. The extent of a property owner’s duty of care depends on the visitor’s reason for being on the premises.
For example, a business invitee (such as a customer at a store) who is on the premises for business purposes is typically owed a higher duty of care than a social guest (who is on the premises for their own purposes). Property owners typically have little responsibility toward trespassers (who are not permitted to be on the premises for any purpose).
Breached Their Duty of Care
A breach of duty means that the premises owner or occupier violated their duty of care, such as by failing to clean up puddles of water from the floor or failing to repair a damaged sidewalk or stairwell.
Caused or Contributed to Your Accident
Next, we must show that because the property owner or manager breached their duty of care, you suffered serious injuries. Your Greensboro slip and fall lawyer can use evidence to prove this element, such as the accident report, eyewitness testimony, and your medical records.
Caused You to Incur Damages
To fully satisfy the required elements of negligence, we show that because of your slip and fall, you have damages, such as medical bills and lost income.
You don’t have to fully understand the principles of negligence to recover compensation. That’s our job. We can prove each of your case’s required elements, leveling the playing field during negotiations.
Recoverable Damages in Greensboro Slip and Fall Injury Claims
Your compensable losses comprise both economic and non-economic damages. These include:
- Medical bills and expenses (such as hospital, doctor, and physical therapy bills)
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Past, present, and future pain and suffering
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of spousal support or consortium
- Coverage for related mental health, psychological, or psychiatric treatment
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Loss of quality or enjoyment of life
- Loss of benefits
- Death benefits (if applicable)
When you talk to a slip and fall attorney at Whitley Law Firm, we will want to know all the ways the accident and your injuries have impacted your life, so that we can pursue all the compensation you deserve.
You Have a Limited Time to Seek Damages in a Greensboro Slip and Fall Case
North Carolina law limits the amount of time that a person has to file a lawsuit against the party whose negligence caused their slip and fall. You must file a personal injury case within three years, according to G.S.§ 1-52. If your close relative passed away from fall-related injuries, the family only has two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit under G.S. § 1-53.
It would be a mistake to assume that the statute of limitations does not apply to your case. If you miss the applicable deadline, not only will you lose the opportunity to file a lawsuit, but the insurer will have no incentive to negotiate. We want to uphold your right to compensation in every way possible. So, we encourage you to connect with our team at your earliest convenience.
Our Greensboro Slip and Fall Lawyers Seek Damages for These Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that slip and fall accidents can cause catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Emergency rooms in the United States treat three million older adults for fall injuries every year, but people of any age can suffer injuries in these accidents. Falls cause over 95 percent of hip fractures, a devastating injury that can rob a person of their mobility.
Whitley Law Firm advocates for people who have suffered serious injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- The loss of one or more limbs
- The loss of a sensory organ, such as an eye
- Torn ligaments
We encourage you to seek medical attention if you haven’t already done so. A healthcare provider can work to stabilize your condition and outline a treatment plan that aims to better your quality of life. They can also provide our legal team with much-needed information to bolster your claim, such as imaging scan results, the names of your prescribed medications, and their expert testimony.
Four Considerations After a Greensboro Slip and Fall Accident
In addition to working with a lawyer from Whitley Law Firm, here are four things that could protect the success of your fall injury claim:
Complete Your Medical Treatment
We understand that, at some point, most people who suffer devastating injuries think they will never get to the finish line of their medical treatments. Still, you should complete all the prescribed treatment to give yourself the best chance of optimal recuperation. This also prevents the other party from justifying a low settlement offer.
Ask Your Lawyer to Review Any Case-Related Documents
Do not sign anything without running it by your slip and fall attorney first. Sometimes, claims adjusters have injured people sign their rights away without explaining what the papers mean and how their signature could harm or even destroy their injury case. Our attorneys can break down the complicated legalese and ensure you understand every document that requires your signature.
Refrain From Posting to Social Media
While your slip and fall accident case unfolds, stay off of social media. Despite your privacy settings, insurance companies can access your accounts in many situations. They can harvest your photographs and words, twist them, and use them against you. It is best to take a clean break from social media until your case gets resolved.
Refuse to Give a Recorded Statement
The claims adjuster may ask for an on-the-record statement, saying this is your chance to tell your side of the story. A word of advice: don’t give such a statement. The claims adjuster may play back the recording later and bend your words into something you didn’t intend to share. Whitley Law Firm can furnish all the information needed to move your claim forward and secure a fair settlement.
These suggestions are but a few examples of things that could promote your case’s outcome. You can learn about additional considerations during your free case review.
Connect With a Greensboro Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries that limit your independence and working ability. If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, Whitley Law Firm can pursue the monetary compensation you need and deserve.
Feel free to contact our experienced slip and fall attorneys in Greensboro at any time. Call (919) 785-5000 to get started.