Injuries that are caused by an existing dangerous or hazardous condition on the property of another that causes an individual to trip, slip or fall is commonly known as a slip and fall injury. In Raleigh / Durham and other parts of the state of North Carolina, this form of injury falls under a general area of law referred to as premises liability.
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere… in a parking lot, an office building, a shopping mall, or the grocery store. Examples of slip and fall injuries include broken bones, sprains, fractures, head trauma, or spinal cord injuries. Common examples of conditions that cause these accidents are slippery or wet floors, uneven or loose flooring, poorly lit areas, falling objects, missing handrails, open holes, and disorganized walkways.
Property managers and owners, by law, are required to maintain a safe premises. Establishing liability in a slip, trip or fall accident can be a complex undertaking, as it must first be determined whether the property manager or owner owed a particular duty of care to the individual, and whether or not this duty was breached. It must also be proven that the breach of duty caused the particular injury to occur.
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As the injured victim, you will also be held responsible for your actions. If you were trespassing, for example, you will not be entitled to file a claim against a property manager or owner if you sustained an injury while on another’s property. If you are proven negligent or careless in avoiding the condition that caused your injury, your actions will also be taken into account.
At Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A., our Raleigh personal injury lawyers are committed to helping those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. Filing a slip and fall injury claim can be tricky, so it’s advantageous for you to consult with an experienced Raleigh slip and fall accident lawyer as soon as possible after you accident.
If you or a loved one is injured in a slip, fall or trip type of accident, call Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. today at (919) 852-3933. We offer our legal services at no cost unless we win your case… let us put our 20+ years of experience to work for you.