Slip and Fall Accidents
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You're walking down the street. Or perhaps you're in a store or a restaurant. Suddenly, you slip and fall. Instantly, you can injure your head or back. Elderly people or children may break a hip or other bones in slip and fall accidents. Our slip and fall accident lawyers deal with these cases all the time in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
And worst of all, most of these personal injury accidents can easily be prevented. That's because property owners often cause these accidents through their negligent or reckless behavior. As a result, you have the right to seek compensation for injuries sustained on their property.
Don't wait for insurance companies to make you a low-ball offer after your slip and fall accident. Take action. Contact us. Our experienced accident attorneys know how to handle a wide range of slip and fall liability cases, including:
- Wet floors
- Icy sidewalks and improperly maintained curbs
- Snow-covered walkways
- Potholes and poor lighting in parking lots
- Unsafe stairs
Types of slip and fall injuries
Most injuries caused by a slip and fall are not major accidents. Common types of injuries include scrapes, cuts, bruises, or perhaps a sprained ankle, dislocated shoulder, or broken bone. But any fall has the potential to be serious; indeed, falls are the leading cause of concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) nationwide. That's why it's critical that you get checked out by a doctor (and get a second opinion if your doctor doesn't take you seriously). Pay attention to every symptom, even as simple as a headache. Your health comes first.
Unfortunately, serious accidents causing severe injury do happen. An accident that leads to traumatic brain and spinal cord injury may need several surgeries to fix the damage caused by the fall. Other types of injuries may require physical therapy or dental work. Some falls leave people with a permanent back injury or increase the risk of a future need for surgery like knee or shoulder replacement. In severe instances, a victim could die when a slip and fall accident is caused by a property owner's negligent maintenance.
Slip and fall accident victims can seek compensation for the negligence of the owner of the premises. The owners of businesses, apartment complexes, and private residences are responsible for maintaining safe conditions on their property. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall accident, it's crucial for you to get medical treatment from the appropriate specialists and legal representation from an experienced attorney. Our firms can aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve in Massachusetts or Connecticut.
"Why do I need a slip and fall accident lawyer?"
Even if your case seems straightforward, never assume you automatically receive the maximum compensation for your accident. Property owners and insurance companies often do everything they can to avoid paying injury victims. They may even try to claim you didn't something to cause your accident.
We know all the tricks insurance companies try to play after an accident. That's why we want to meet with you. We have decades of experience successfully protecting the rights of people injured in slip and fall accidents. We know what evidence to look for and how to compile it all into a strong, legal case.
Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 and schedule an appointment today with the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts or the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut. Your initial consultation is free and you don't pay us unless you win. It's that simple.