Slip-and-Fall Claims in Burlington, Alamance County, NC
Slips and falls can cause serious injuries. Whether the fall occurs on the same level or involves a fall from heights, the injuries you sustain can cause significant medical expenses, impact your quality of life, and diminish your earning capacity.
When you suffer a slip-and-fall accident in North Carolina, our attorneys can help you recover compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. In some cases, it may also be possible to pursue punitive damages for the negligent actions of others.
Contact us at (336) 652-5910 to schedule a free consultation for your slip-and-fall claims. We represent clients in Alamance County, Burlington, Graham, Elon, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh.
Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Slips and falls can occur on any surface. Some of the most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents in North Carolina include:
- Failure to remove ice and snow from sidewalks and parking lots
- Improper maintenance of parking lots, parking garages, and stairs
- Wet flooring that isn’t properly cleaned up or marked to alert pedestrians to the presence of a wet surface
- Potholes in parking lots
- Improper removal of debris from sidewalks and hallways
- Ladder failures
- Scaffolding failures
Many slip-and-fall accidents occur because of the negligence of business owners. Business owners in North Carolina who fail to properly maintain their facilities ― and therefore fail to protect customers and personnel from personal injuries ― are liable for the injuries their negligent actions cause.
In North Carolina, statutes governing premises liability provide legal recourse for clients, employees, and others with lawful access who suffer personal injuries on either personal, public, or commercial property.
Prompt treatment and care are essential when you suffer a slip-and-fall injury. The sooner you commence treatment for your personal injuries, the sooner your body will heal. Moreover, prompt treatment establishes a clear link between the injury and the impact it has on your quality of life, ability to work, etc.
Common slip-and-fall injuries include hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), shoulder injuries, sprains, strains, and spinal cord fractures. In many cases, individuals suffer multiple injuries in a fall, and this can result in more complicated treatment requirements.
Documenting a Slip-and-Fall Injury
Thorough documentation is required when pursuing a claim for a slip-and-fall injury in North Carolina. You should start compiling your records as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t lose receipts, medical records, prescription records, and other documentation related to treatments and employment.
It is advisable to keep multiple copies of your records and include an injury diary that documents the daily impact of your injury. This establishes the impact on your quality of life, ability to work, as well as the pain and suffering that you feel.
Preparing for a Free Legal Consultation
We offer free consultations to all of our clients. Prior to your consultation, you will want to gather all relevant documentation for the attorney to review. You will also want to prepare questions regarding your legal options, the attorney’s fee structure, and the anticipated duration and outcome of your claim.
Contact us at (336) 652-5910 to schedule a free consultation for your slip-and-fall claims in North Carolina. We represent clients in Alamance County, Burlington, Graham, Elon, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh. Our attorneys will help you identify the best course of action to pursue your claim.