Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents result from dangerous conditions on property or construction sites and can cause serious injury or death. Some property conditions that can lead to slip and fall accidents include wet floors, poor lighting, ripped carpet, and debris or power cords on the floor. Construction accidents can also happen because of faulty scaffolding or other inadequate safety measures. When slip and fall injuries occur because of another person’s fault or negligence, the employer, business or property owner may be held liable.
Business owners have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for customers who come onto the property. If they fail this duty, they may be liable for any injury that happens to another person. Property owners also have a more limited duty to keep their property reasonably safe for those who are invited onto the property for non-commercial purposes. In some situations, a property owner may be held liable for failing to warn a visitor of a dangerous condition that causes injury.
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries such as brain injuries, back or spine injuries, head injuries (such as concussions), broken bones, joint injuries and more. These injuries can lead to severe physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as financial hardship because of expensive medical bills and inability to work. If you or someone you love was injured because of the carelessness or fault of another, you need an experienced attorney to seek justice for you and help you get the compensation you deserve. You may be entitled to monetary damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. However, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your injury, since there is a time limit to how long you have to bring a claim (in West Virginia, the statute of limitations is 2 years after the injury occurred).
For more than 20 years, the Wolfe Law Firm has successfully handled numerous personal injury cases regarding slip and fall accidents, construction accidents and more. West Virginia slip-and-fall injury attorney Dorwin J. Wolfe has helped hundreds of clients throughout North Central West Virginia (including Randolph County, Harrison County, Barbour County, and Upshur County) seek justice and obtain the compensation they deserve. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we fully understand the difficulties that arise from a slip and fall injury and we are here to help you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation so that we can answer your questions regarding liability, insurance, medical bills and compensation. If we take your case, we will represent you on a contingent-fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees unless you get compensated for your injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall injury due to the fault of another, contact the Wolfe Law Firm today by calling toll-free at 1-877-637-5756 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced West Virginia slip and fall injury attorney.