Injured in a Slip or Fall Accident?
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If you or someone you know is injured from a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, and you’re considering filing a claim, we suggest seeking legal advice from a local personal injury attorney. At Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys, we’re aware of certain time limits in which injured persons may file a personal injury lawsuit and we want to make sure you’re taken care of. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.
Slip and Fall Personal Injuries
Whether it happens at a store or a friend’s home, slip and falls accidents occur often.
Slips and falls can happen from all types of dangerous conditions, whether it’s torn carpeting, poor lighting, narrow stairs, wet floors, or cracked public sidewalks. Depending on the situation, sometimes the property owner is at fault for an injured party’s grievances and in other cases they’re not held responsible. No matter what, the victim must sustain some type of injury in order to try and collect from a claim.
There isn’t an exact way to determine when someone else is legally responsible for your injuries if you slip and fall. What they can look at is whether the property owner acted on and fixed the problem so that slipping and falling isn’t likely to happen, or whether you were careless in not seeing or avoiding the situation that caused the fall. To win a claim, you must prove that your slip and fall on someone else’s property was because of a dangerous condition that the property owner knew about and that you did not.
To show that a property owner was aware a dangerous condition existed, it must be proven that:
- The owner created the dangerous condition
- The owner knew the condition existed and failed to correct it
- The condition existed for long enough that the owner should have noticed before the slip and fall accident occurred
If a slip and fall occurs on a commercial property, how you hold the owner of the establishment responsible is slightly different. You must prove that:
- The owner of the business caused of the dangerous condition
- The owner of the business knew about the condition and did nothing about it
- The owner of the business should have known about the condition because a reasonable person taking care of the property would have discovered and fixed the issue
When slip and fall accidents occur at a rental property owned by a landlord, the landlord may be held liable to tenants or third parties for any accidents. To prove a landlord is at fault for the accident, the tenant must show that:
- The landlord had control over the dangerous condition that caused the accident
- The landlord could have repaired the dangerous condition by taking reasonable actions
- The landlord knew a serious injury could happen because of the failure to fix the condition
- The landlord failed to act and fix the condition to avoid any potential accidents
Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.
We have have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.
With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.
Sherman Lee Criner
Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.
Ashley M. Edwards
Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies.
“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"
“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."
“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"
“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."
“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."
“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "
“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."
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