Middlebury Slip & Fall Injury Attorneys
Fighting for the Treatment You Need and the Compensation You Deserve
One of the most common types of premises liability claims are those involving slip and fall accidents. When a business owner or property manager fails to maintain a safe environment for their guests and clients, it can cause a fall that results in severe injuries. At Griffin Injury Law, LLC, our legal team has decades of experience negotiating and litigating on behalf of those injured in slip and fall accidents.
Our Middlebury slip and fall injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the compensation that you need and deserve. When you join us for a free consultation, we can carefully evaluate your case, determine how much your claim is worth, and help you take the necessary actions to recover maximum compensation for your losses.
Factors Involved in Fall Injuries
There are numerous types of situations that can lead to slip and fall injuries. No matter how cautious you try to be on someone else’s property, an unknown tripping hazard might arise at any moment.
Some of the most common factors that cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Broken steps
- Uneven surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Loose rugs
- Scattered objects
- Lack of handrails
- Objects in walkways
- Poor lighting
- Ice and snow
- Broken sidewalks
Another leading cause of slip and fall injuries is when a premises owner or manager fails to warn of a dangerous condition on their property. If the owner knows or should reasonably know of the unsafe conditions, they must provide a clear warning for their visitors or customers. Otherwise, they could be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result of the hazardous condition.
Common Slip & Fall Injuries
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents often lead to much more than a few scratches and bruises, especially for the elderly. In fact, several claims involve serious injuries that have a long-term impact on the lives of the victims and their families.
Slip and fall victims may suffer from a range of injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Shoulder dislocation
- Head, neck, and back injury
- Broken ribs
- Orthopedic injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Limb amputations
In some cases, you may need to go to the hospital immediately for emergency treatment. When your injuries do not require immediate medical attention, make visiting your doctor a priority. Your ability to recover compensation is directly linked to the professional documentation of your injuries and the cost of your medical bills.
Proving Negligence in Slip & Fall Cases
When it comes to slip and fall cases, proving negligence is crucial in order to receive compensation for your injuries. Our experienced Middlebury slip and fall injury attorneys understand the complexities involved in these cases and are dedicated to fighting for your rights.
In order to prove negligence, the following elements must be established:
- Duty of care: It must be shown that the property owner had a legal duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors.
- Breach of duty: It must be proven that the property owner failed to fulfill their duty of care by not taking reasonable steps to prevent slip and fall accidents.
- Causation: It must be demonstrated that the property owner's breach of duty directly caused your slip and fall accident and resulting injuries.
- Damages: You must provide evidence of the physical, emotional, and financial damages you have suffered as a result of the slip and fall accident.
Our dedicated attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and work tirelessly to establish negligence on the part of the property owner. We will fight for the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
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