Asserting Your Rights After A Slip-And-Fall Accident

To some people, a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident may sound minor, but these incidents can lead to many debilitating injuries; from broken bones and strains to serious, sometimes fatal, head injuries.

Floors on grocery stores and department stores frequently become slippery for a variety of reasons.

People who are making their weekly trip to Walmart or Food Lion or who are having lunch with friends at Applebee's do not usually think about the dangers of slipping on a wet floor. They assume that when they enter a public place, it will be safe and free of hazards.

Wayne County Premises Liability Attorneys

Slippery floors are a main cause, but not the only reason, that injured people have come to Baddour, Parker, Hine & Hale, P.C., There are many hazards that go unattended until someone is injured, including:

  • Slippery floors and standing snow, ice or water
  • Damaged and/or poorly maintained walkways and entryways
  • Assault and/or injury due to inadequate security, including lights and surveillance
  • Construction site injuries, especially by non-workers
  • Drowning and diving accidents in pools
  • Objects falling from store and warehouse building shelves

Will Contributory Negligence Be Applied in My Case?

The term contributory negligence is used in North Carolina accident injuries cases, and it relates to the actions of an injured person that may have also caused or contributed to his or her own injury. If contributory negligence is established in your case, any award you receive could be discounted or your claim denied.

For that reason, you need a team of skilled accident injury attorneys who can present your case and deal with any claim of contributory negligence.

For more than 40 years, our Goldsboro slip-and-fall accident attorneys have helped North Carolinians get the settlement money they need and deserve.

Contact us to discuss your circumstances. One of our accident injury attorneys will be happy to evaluate your case, at no cost or obligation, and explain your options.

If There Is No Settlement, There Is No Fee

Our contingency fee representation is based upon our ability to settle your case. Our accomplished lawyers have a solid track record of successfully settling personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security Disability claims, but we will not charge for our services if we cannot obtain compensation for your injuries.