Slip & Fall Accidents and Premise Liability
Slip & Fall Injuries
Although the seriousness of slip and fall accidents is often underestimated, these accidents frequently cause debilitating injuries. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of all brain injuries in the United States. Falls are particularly serious for children and for adults over age 65, resulting in more than half of their traumatic brain injuries.
Our personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC in Charlotte handles each slip and fall accident case with the seriousness and integrity it deserves. We listen carefully to your concerns and the facts of your case so we can provide exceptional service and skilled representation and obtain just compensation for your damages.
Common Reasons for Slip and Fall Accidents
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks
- Snow or ice
- Broken or dangerous stairs
- Missing handrails
- Wet or slippery floors
- Torn carpeting
- Spilled produce
- Spilled garbage
- Inadequate drainage
- Inadequate or dim lighting
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace accidents
Common Reasons for Slip and Fall Accidents
Our attorney and staff guide you through litigation or negotiation with insurance companies to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In most cases, we seek a recovery from the insurance company of the negligent landowner, property manager or other negligent party, such as a homeowner’s policy or a business’s insurance. However, when it is in the best interest of our clients, we do not hesitate to aggressively seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits in Charlotte. Through attentive service, thorough investigation and diligent strategizing, our firm has helped many clients obtain maximum compensation.
Premise Liability Accidents
Property owners in North Carolina have a duty to take reasonable steps to keep their property safe for all types of visitors except trespassers. Visitors have rights when they are injured due to a condition on the land, such as an uneven sidewalk, a slippery floor or a broken stair caused by poor construction. If unsafe conditions lead to an accident, the injured party can bring a premises liability claim, better known as a slip and fall claim, against the property owner.
When you suffer injury because a landowner or other person or business in control of a property failed to take reasonable measures to maintain it safely, our highly experienced law firm can assist you in recovering compensation through personal injury representation. Our responsive and detail-oriented personal injury attorney provides assistance for victims of all types of premises liability accidents, including:
- Slip and fall. When someone falls because of a wet, icy or uneven surface it is called a “slip and fall” accident.
- Tripping. Trip and fall accidents are the result of hazards such as torn carpeting, objects left on the ground and broken railings.
- Falling objects. When objects are improperly stored, stacked or secured, they can fall and cause injury. This is especially common in warehouses and shopping centers.
- Inadequate security. In some cases, property owners can be held responsible for assaults and other crimes taking place on their property if reasonable safeguards such as lighting and cameras were not provided.
- Burns and exposure. Defective electrical wiring, code violations and carelessness can lead to electrocutions, burns and even exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Understanding Premises Liability Injuries
There are a variety of injuries possible in slip and fall accidents and other premises liability cases. We represent victims who have suffered broken bones, head and spinal cord injuries, burns and other injuries. In most cases, we seek a recovery from the insurance company of the negligent landowner, property manager or other negligent party, such as a homeowner’s policy or a business’s insurance. However, when it is in the best interest of our clients, we do not hesitate to aggressively seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits. Through attentive service, thorough investigation and diligent strategizing, our firm has helped many clients obtain maximum compensation.
Contact a Skilled and Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
At the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC, we take a personal interest in the results of each and every client’s case. We work hard to get you the compensation and justice you deserve after a slip and fall accident. To learn more about our services and results, please contact us online or call us at 704-405-5505 to schedule a free consultation.