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Slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of personal injuries in North Carolina. The strain from physical and emotional injuries, high medical bills, and worries about lost wages can quickly take their toll. But please know you do not have to face this struggle alone. Whitley Law Firm can help.

Our Jacksonville premises liability lawyers are here to tend to your case with compassion and care, standing with you and your family during even the toughest times. To start your recovery journey, call (919) 785-5000 for a free consultation with our personal injury team.

Let Us Help You to Recover Physically and Financially After a Slip and Fall Injury

Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere, causing long-term physical and emotional harm. As such, we know this is a difficult and stressful time for you and your family, so you deserve an advocate who will focus on your comfort and provide exceptional legal representation.

If you are searching for a law firm that genuinely cares and will take the time to listen to your unique needs and concerns, take a moment to breathe; you’ve come to the right place. Partnering with us means you become part of the Whitley Law Firm family – and we will fight for you as we would for our own.

Building sincere relationships with our clients and tending to their needs with wholehearted care is important to us. We stand with you throughout every stage of the legal process, ensuring you have the support you need.

Our focus on client care is the basis of our good standing within the communities we have served throughout North Carolina for five decades. Additionally, we are happy to provide a free consultation if you have questions. Meanwhile, read on to learn more about making a claim below.

Proving a Slip and Fall Injury Claim Is Not Always Straightforward

Slip and fall accident cases fall under the area of premises liability law. They can be challenging to prove. Here are a few reasons why:

The Legal Process Is Challenging

Property owners and occupants must ensure their premises are reasonably safe for visitors and guests by:

  • Maintaining the property
  • Conducting regular building checks and inspections for unsafe conditions
  • Repairing unsafe or dangerous conditions within a reasonable timeframe
  • Providing acceptable notice or warning of any hazardous or dangerous conditions

To recover compensation, you or your lawyer must prove the standard elements of negligence: duty, breach, causation, and damages. We will take on this legal responsibility for you, supporting you through every stage of the process and building a robust case to demonstrate the following:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care (or was legally responsible) to ensure their premises were safe.
  • The defendant was negligent in the maintenance or use of the property and breached (or failed) to keep their premises safe.
  • The defendant’s negligence caused the accident and your injuries.
  • You suffered injuries and other related financial damages due to the accident.

Your Case Could Feature Multiple Liable (or At-Fault) Parties

Premises liability cases can have more than one potential defendant. While this could provide multiple avenues to pursue compensation, it makes the legal process more complex. We can help with determining fault and liability for your losses, so you don’t have to worry.

Potential defendants in Jacksonville premises liability cases can include:

  • Property owners
  • Property managers or landlords
  • Tenants or renters
  • Maintenance companies or contractors
  • Business owners or operators
  • Property management companies
  • Government entities responsible for maintaining public spaces, such as parks or sidewalks
  • Employees of anything listed here

Insurance Companies Heavily Defend Property Owners

Unfortunately, in slip and fall cases, insurance companies may try to limit or deny liability to protect profit margins. For example, the insurance company could allege:

  • You caused or contributed to the slip and fall by failing to pay attention, wearing inappropriate footwear, or ignoring warning signs or placards.
  • The property owner or management company did not have notice of the defective condition in time to properly remedy it.
  • The hazard that caused the accident was obvious and easily avoided.

An uphill struggle with an insurance company on top of everything you are going through can feel physically and emotionally draining. Our premises liability attorneys are here to lift that burden from you. We provide everything you need for your claim and handle all negotiations and communications with insurers. This way, you have peace of mind that your case is in capable hands.

Our Lawyers Will Fight for the Compensation You and Your Family Deserve

Compensation available in premises liability claims depends on the circumstances of the accident, the severity of your injuries, and the overall impact on your home life, family, employment, and future.

Our attorneys carefully evaluate how the accident has affected you and your family, including estimated losses in the future. For example, if your injuries limit or prevent you from working, we will factor your projected wage loss into our assessment.

Other compensable damages include:

  • Current and ongoing medical bills, treatment, and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost or damaged property

Our legal team is here to take care of you and your family. We work hard so you do not have to, standing with you through life’s toughest challenges.

Client Satisfaction Is Our Measure of Success

Don’t suffer silently if you or a loved one suffered injuries on another party’s property. Our premises liability lawyers are here to provide compassionate and effective legal representation. In addition, we offer:

  • Over five decades of experience in helping injured people to navigate complex injury claims
  • Proven results in premises liability cases
  • Prior client testimonials demonstrating our commitment to client satisfaction
  • No-win, no-fee legal representation – you pay nothing unless we win
  • Advocacy for your rights and interests for maximum compensation
  • Peace of mind and more time to focus on your healing

Connect With Our Family-Owned-and-Operated Firm in Jacksonville, NC

At Whitley Law Firm, our passion is fighting for the compensation you deserve, while our compassion is for you and your family. To learn more about our team and how we can help, call (919) 785-5000.