It’s easy to slip on a recently mopped, wet area of the floor. If you’re in public, you first feel embarrassed, and then you may look around and notice that there are no yellow caution signs around.
You’re likely to prioritize dusting yourself off and going on your way. However, what you may not realize is that your slip-and-fall accident may entitle you to seek compensation for your injuries.
Don’t talk to the insurance companies first! You need the legal expertise of a law firm with a team that stands ready to help you pursue your compensation.
Now is the time to call the personal injury team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers at (800) 577-5188. We have experience handling personal injury cases in Peabody, MA. We can conduct your free consultation by phone or video conferencing, if you prefer.
Premises Liability: What Are Slip-and-Fall Accidents?
Premises liability refers to the property owner’s or operator’s responsibility to maintain a safe premises. When a visitor (not a trespasser) is injured on another person’s property, the owner could be held liable for compensation if he or she was negligent.
This law applies to houses, stores, restaurants, malls, airports, hotels, offices, playgrounds, parking lots, and even sidewalks. Property owners must keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition and warn guests of known hazards.
Slip-and-fall accidents occur quite frequently and are one of the most common types of premises liability cases. In fact, the number that have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents account for over 1 million emergency room visits every year!
Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Wet/slippery floors
- Snowy/icy Sidewalks
- Uneven floors
- Inadequate lighting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Poorly maintained handrails
- Torn/ripped carpets
- Electrical cords in walkways
Think about what you did yesterday. How many times were you actually on someone else’s property? While visiting these various properties, don’t forget that the law of premises liability is in effect. If you experience a slip-and-fall, remember that you have rights.
The lawyers at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers are experienced in handling slip and fall cases and are here to help you get compensation. Call (800) 577-5188 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
Common Injuries From Slip-and-Fall Accidents
A fall may not sound serious, but such an incident can cause severe injuries resulting in expensive medical bills and many years of rehabilitation. Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Facial injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful Death
Keep in mind that just being injured on another’s property does not mean that the owner was negligent. This must be proven.
Connecticut is one state that has adopted the law of modified comparative negligence, which means there is a possibility that the owner can be found only partially at fault. Additionally, the adjuster with the insurance company may only seek to minimize the cost of your claim.
This is why you need a lawyer on your side. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers serving Peabody, our personal injury lawyers will work aggressively to help you get fair compensation.
Compensation may be possible to help cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Household renovation for disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Why Contact the Team At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers
If you experienced an unfortunate slip-and-fall accident while going about your daily routine, call the law firm of Jason Stone Injury Lawyers as soon as possible, even if you’re not yet feeling any aches or pains.
Don’t be fooled. Sometimes the pain and suffering from a fall accident can take months or years to make itself known. If you were injured due to someone else’s carelessness, it only makes sense that he or she should pay for your recovery. However, the responsible party’s insurance company is likely to resist paying you a fair amount.
That’s why you need our help! Take action and get free legal advice from one of our lawyers. There are no hidden fees, even if you hire us. And part of our Stone Cold Guarantee® is that we only get paid if you win.
Reach a personal injury lawyer at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers serving Peabody, MA, today at (800) 577-5188 to discuss your accident in a free consultation session.