New Hampshire Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
For When Danger Strikes on Unsafe Premises
Were you on someone else’s property when you suddenly slipped, fell, and suffered a serious injury? Even if no one else was involved in your accident, you could have the opportunity to sue the property owner for compensation.
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP helps people throughout New Hampshire discover and use their legal options after being in a serious slip and fall accident. We have the legal know-how needed to file a claim against any property owner, such as a homeowner or a corporation. What’s important is that we secure the most compensation available to you, which will be our goal from the moment you hire our team.
Property Owner Responsibilities
Anyone who owns and/or manages a piece of property owes everyone who visits it a duty of care to protect them from unreasonable hazards. This duty usually involves regularly inspecting the property for any hazards that could lead to someone’s injury and addressing it.
Common hazards that cause slip/trip and fall accidents include:
- Lifted carpeting
- Wet tile floors
- Cracked pavement
- Stray cables
- Missing handrails
- Dimly lit walkways
All of these hazards and more can happen on any property, which is not the problem. The issue that comes up in slip and fall accident cases is that the property owner did not do enough to fix the hazard, or, at least, did not warn people about it. If our attorneys can prove that the property owner’s inaction was tantamount to negligence, then your claim will be in a good spot.
Severe Injuries Caused by Slips
An insurance company might be quick to argue that slips aren’t serious because they happen all the time. Or they might question how anyone could be hurt just from falling over. Don’t let them convince you that your case is invalid because you “only” fell.
The truth is that slip and fall accidents can and often do cause people to suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries. For example, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has often reported that slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of serious injuries among nursing home residents. Landing in an awkward position or on the wrong object can be disastrous for anyone.
Injuries often reported in slip and fall accident cases include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Lower back injuries
- Broken arms, legs, wrists, and ankles
Can You Sue If You Partially Caused Your Fall?
New Hampshire personal injury laws include a modified comparative negligence rule with a 51% threshold. Using this rule, you can sue someone else for damages after a slip and fall accident as long as you were less than 51% liable for what happened. Property owners often try to say the victim must have done something to fall over because they fell alone and because no one else had fallen in that spot all day. Even if this is true, it would be unreasonable in most situations to assign the majority of liability to the claimant.
For example, imagine that you were looking at your grocery list when you walked by a wet floor sign in the grocery store, slipped, and fell. You might be found partially liable for your fall because you weren’t paying attention, but the store still had the responsibility to ensure that no shoppers walked through the area. As long as your liability does not exceed 50%, you could sue the grocer.
Begin with a Free Case Consultation
Our New Hampshire slip and fall accident attorneys believe in making our clients’ lives easier however we can. That’s why we are proud to offer no-cost consultations to callers who have a potential claim or lawsuit but need legal help to learn more. We also use contingency fee agreements, which don’t require you to pay any attorney fees unless we end your case with a settlement or award for you. It doesn’t get much more risk-free than working with our team to pursue compensation after an accident.
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