Concord, NC Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Being injured during a slip and fall accident is far too easy. At the drop of a hat, you can find yourself going from an upright position to lying on the ground in pain. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are almost always 100% preventable if not for the negligence or inaction of a property owner or his agents, such as a landlord or property manager. The seriousness of slip and fall injuries underscores the need for seasoned, aggressive legal representation to help injured parties recover the maximum settlement or verdict possible for their injuries.
Sustaining injuries during a slip and fall accident is not just scary and frustrating—it can also be life-changing. Victims are usually left unable to work, even though medical and other bills keep rolling in. You owe it to yourself and your family to hold the negligent party in your slip and fall case accountable for your damages. The Concord, NC slip and fall accident attorneys with Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, want to help. Schedule a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.
Liability in a slip and fall accident does not always lie squarely on the shoulders of the property owner, but that is oftentimes the case. In order to prove that the property owner was negligent and therefore liable for your injuries, you must show that:
- The property owner legally owed you a duty of care to keep you reasonably safe on the property. This is because you were a lawful visitor to the property. You were not a trespasser.
- The property owner failed to honor that duty of care because he knew or should have reasonably known that an unsafe peril or hazardous condition existed on the property. Some examples of potential perils include:
- Slippery or wet floors.
- Poor lighting.
- Frayed or worn carpeting.
- Flooring or pavements that are uneven.
- Potholes in parking lots.
- Broken pavement.
- Defective escalators or stairs.
- Broken or loose stair railings.
- Ice or snow covering walking surfaces.
- Debris, cords, cables, or wires in the pathway of visitors.
- The property owner took no measures to correct the hazard or warn you of its existence.
- Your injuries resulted from the existence of the unsafe or perilous condition.
- The injuries you sustained were serious enough to warrant the payment of damages.
Filing a Timely Claim
In the state of North Carolina, there is a strict time limit that personal injury claimants must adhere to when filing their claims. Known as the statute of limitations, this time limit is just three years from the date of the injury. In cases involving wrongful death, this time limit is even shorter – just two years from the date of death. After either applicable date passes, you may be ineligible to recover damages. Our Concord, NC slip and fall accident attorney at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC recommends filing your claim as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on recovery of your medical bills, lost income, and other economic and non-economic damages. Contact us now to arrange a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.