Experienced Representation from a Slip and Fall Lawyer in New Bern, NC
If you or someone you love have suffered an injury caused by dangerous conditions or poor maintenance on someone else’s property, it’s important to speak with a New Bern, NC slip and fall lawyer about seeking compensation. With his years of experience and dedication to justice for his clients, Attorney Harry H. Albritton, Jr. takes on insurance companies, negligent property owners, and more to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Slip and Fall Accidents Explained
You have the right to expect an area is safe when you’re at someone else’s home, shopping or visiting a business, or in a community area of rented or multi-family property. If unsafe conditions, such as wet floors at a store or icy, untreated sidewalks around an apartment building led to an injury, the owner of the property or other responsible party may be held liable for damages.
Understanding Premises Liability Law
Slip and fall claims are a type of claim that is guided by premises liability. In North Carolina, liability law states that the person or business occupying the property or the owner of the property is responsible for keeping the premises free of circumstances that may lead to an injury and alerting people on the premises of any possible hazards. Referred to as duty of care, this includes things like putting down salt on icy sidewalks for delivery people, hanging a “beware of dog” sign, and keeping walkways clear of hazards.
It’s important to note that just because an occupier or owner didn’t know about the hazard, they’re still potentially liable. They can actually be responsible for any danger they should reasonably be aware of if they inspect the property on a regular basis.
Common Occurrences of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slips and trips that lead to an injury can happen anywhere, anytime, but the most common civil cases related to fall injuries include:
- Grocery and retail stores
- Public restrooms where water has splashed on the floor;
- Entryways and stairwells of office buildings and multi-family dwellings;
- Construction sites
- Sidewalks, walkways, and driveways of private residences;
Often, these are caused by wet surfaces, damaged or worn floor coverings, and hazards being left out, and while a trip and fall often doesn’t seem serious, victims often suffer broken bones, sprains, spinal cord injuries, or even traumatic brain injuries that can lead to high medical bills, long-term treatment, missing work, and ongoing disability.
Why You Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you slipped and fell on someone’s property, you shouldn’t have to fight for justice on your own. Attorney Harry H. Albritton Jr. has worked with a wide variety of clients helping them get fair settlements or taking the responsible parties to court when needed. He has a track record for success, including:
- $225,500 to a woman who injured her hip after tripping over a display while she was at a large retail store;
- $115,000 settlement for a woman who slipped outside a restaurant restroom due to water on the floor ;
- $77,500 to a client who fell out of her wheelchair while descending a ramp that was not in compliance with the building codes
- $50,000 to an elderly woman who slipped on water on the floor that was leaking from an ice machine at a restaurant.
Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer in New Bern, NC Today
If you’ve been injured from slipping or tripping and falling due to negligence on someone else’s property, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 252-320-7399 or fill out the contact form to set up a consultation about your case.