It can be easy to minimize a "simple" slip and fall accident…until you have to deal with the consequences. Did you know that slip and fall injuries can be extremely serious and cause lifelong health problems and disability? Read on for more information on slip and fall injuries and premises liability.
Slip, trip and fall injuries can occur anytime and anyplace. Perhaps there is ice on a walkway or a slippery surface. Perhaps a curb or bump is unmarked. Unmaintained grounds or accidental breakage can present hazards to people spending time on another person’s property. Stairs, parking lots, walkways, and flooring surfaces are the cause of many slips, trips, and falls. Though property owners are expected to properly protect their guests, they sometimes fail to do so, allowing uncared-for premises to present a real health or safety hazard. This can result in disastrous consequences. Even an embarrassing minor trip can lead to back problems and pain if ignored and left untreated.
Our NH slip and fall injury attorneys know that slip and fall injuries can consist of minor issues such as lacerations or twisted ankles, but they can also cause severe and long-term serious health problems such as broken bones, brain injuries, paralysis, or even death. While it is sometimes human nature to minimize the extent of minor injuries, if you add up out-of-pocket initial and diagnostic medical expenses, lost wages, pain, physical therapy costs, travel for medical treatment, and actually know how to value your emotional damages, even minor injuries can end up being surprisingly costly. While each case varies depending on circumstances and the individual injured, it is undeniable that the aftereffects of a slip and fall can present serious health risks and significant costs.
Luckily, the area of premises liability requires a property owner (either a private individual or a business) to exercise reasonable care over their premises. If the victim was legally on the property, chances are that the property owner owed them a duty of care. Victims can sue in civil court to collect damages related to the costs of treatment and other damages, from lost wages to medical bills, to the need for future treatment. However, this area of premises liability law in New Hampshire is complex and may require the collection of extensive evidence proving that the property owner did in fact have a duty of care that was breached. We have the experience and resources to help.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we understand the stress and fear that can arise when a serious slip and fall injury occurs. We urge our clients to protect their rights – and we do just that with our serious and aggressive legal representation. With a reputation second to none and the resources it takes to not just fight, but to win, we provide excellent service and premium results to our valued clients. Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? Do you think you have a lawsuit? Contact an experienced Manchester New Hampshire slip and fall attorney at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. immediately to help protect your rights. Our toll-free injury helpline is 1.888.511.1010. All consultations are free of charge and are always completely confidential.