Raleigh Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you suffered a serious fall, you may be dealing with significant physical and financial setbacks. With so much on your plate, don’t settle for just any lawyer. Our Raleigh slip and fall lawyers have served injured people in our community for almost 50 years, and we’d be proud to help you rebuild and recover after your slip, trip, or fall.
Our highest priority is you. The Whitley Advantage means having a personal advocate fighting doggedly for your best interests while treating you and your family with the care and compassion you deserve. Call us at (919) 785-5000 and see for yourself why so many have entrusted us with their injury case. The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs to get started.
We’ll Handle Your Slip and Fall Case with Compassion, Care, and Conviction
Our premises liability attorneys know how tough coping with a severe fall injury can be. Time away from work, costly medical treatment, and the worry of paying your bills can become overwhelming. We are here to take that pressure off of you. Enlisting our help means you will be supported as if you were one of our own family members.
We have decades of experience holding negligent property owners liable for their failure to keep people safe on their property. When we take on a case, we do the following:
- Investigate the scene where you or your loved one slipped and fell
- Obtain and review the accident report
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Determine whether the property has a history of accidents or unfulfilled maintenance orders
- Gather evidence that establishes the property owner’s negligence and your damages
- Determine a fair value for your case
- Negotiate with the insurer
- Take your case to court, if that is the best option for your case
Our priority is helping you and your family through this difficult time and ensuring you feel comfortable throughout the legal process. This means that we are available anytime you have questions and concerns or just need a sympathetic ear.
Further, because we are invested in the outcome of your case and helping you and your family recover, there are no costs or fees to get started with your slip and fall case. We are only paid if and when we recover a financial settlement or court verdict on your behalf. We also provide a free initial consultation to help you untangle the confusing details of your accident and to determine your legal options.
You face no financial risk when you work with the Whitley Law Firm team.
Our Client’s Recovery and Well-Being Are at the Heart of Everything We Do
The best people to speak on the benefits of our client-focused approach are those we have represented in situations similar to yours. Here is one testimonial from a prior client to give you insight into the Whitley Advantage:
“I would like to send my appreciation and gratitude out to the Whitley Law Firm in Kinston…The entire staff treats everyone with respect, courtesy and dignity. Shannon and Bob made me feel like I had another family with them. They helped me & my family through the roughest darkest days of our lives. For anyone who is seeking sound legal advice and direction, as well as welcome you in like you are part of their family–WHITLEY LAW FIRM is the ONLY place to call. Thank You all for everything and staying by my side every step I had to make!” – K.J.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Claim in Your Slip and Fall Case
Getting hurt can be personally and financially costly. These accident-related losses and expenses are referred to as “damages.” We can demand compensation for them as part of your case.
Damages in injury cases often include:
- Medical expenses and treatment costs
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
The above list does not encompass all of the damages you may demand. After you tell our team about everything you’ve suffered as a result of your slip and fall accident, we will fight to recover compensation for all your unique damages.
When Is a Raleigh Property Owner Responsible for Causing a Slip and Fall Accident?
To recover compensation for a slip or trip and fall, we must prove that the property owner’s negligence makes them liable (i.e., responsible) for your injuries. In some cases, proving liability can be complex and challenging. For example, to succeed in your claim, we must show that the property owner caused the hazard or knew it existed. You could have a claim if they did not reasonably attempt to remove, repair, or post warnings about the danger.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Standing water or spills
- Freshly washed or waxed floors
- Uneven flooring due to poor property maintenance
- Clutter, boxes, or wires obstructing walkways
- Poor lighting making it difficult to see potential hazards
- Broken stairs or handrails
- Unmarked stairs
- Torn carpets, rugs, or floor coverings
- Ice or snow
- Lack of warnings alerting people of a hazard
Regardless of how your slip and fall happened, we want to help you.
We Will Gather Evidence to Demonstrate The Property Owner’s Negligence
Determining whether your fall injuries were caused by negligence and who is responsible can be difficult. Our in-house investigator can examine the scene to determine how and why your slip and fall occurred. This can help us determine who might share liability for your injuries.
Evidence such as the accident report, eyewitness testimony, and surveillance footage can help us prove that the responsible party:
- Had a duty to keep visitors safe;
- Knew of the danger or should have known of the danger;
- Did not take appropriate action to prevent an accident; and
- Caused your injuries and damages.
If the prospect of taking on this process is confusing or intimidating, you don’t need to worry. We know our Raleigh community is made up of hardworking people who can make the best of a bad situation, but that doesn’t mean you have to stand alone. Let us take the lead and seek justice on your behalf.
Contact Our Slip and Fall Lawyers in Raleigh, NC For A Free Consultation
At the Whitley Law Firm, we support our client’s personal and financial recovery by fighting for the compensation they deserve. We want to help you, too. Whenever you have questions, we are here to listen and offer guidance and practical solutions. This way, you have champions on your side during every stage of the legal process and always know how your case is progressing.
If you would like to discuss your situation in more detail or have any questions about making a slip and fall claim, contact us for a free case evaluation today. We can discuss your legal options and talk more about how we can help.