Have you been injured on someone else’s property because they failed to keep it safe? If you are injured while visiting a grocery store, a mall, an office or another person’s home because of the owner’s failure to keep the property safe, you may be entitled to compensation.
In North Carolina, business owners and property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their property with reasonable care to prevent accidents – including falls. If they fail to keep their property safe or neglect to warn visitors of known hazards, they may be held liable.
Let a Shelby slip and fall lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert review your accident and explain your legal options free of charge. Whether you are in Shelby, Rutherfordton, Lincolnton or Gastonia or a surrounding county, a skilled premises liability lawyer is available to answer your questions.
Contact us by calling (704) 734-9512 or by using our online contact form. The personal injury attorneys at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert are ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and help you get your life back after a slip and fall accident.
When work with a personal injury attorney at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert after a slip and fall accident, you can rely on us to:
While your claim is pending, you can rely on Teddy, Meekins & Talbert to keep you informed about what’s going on. Feel free to talk to your attorney to get answers to all your questions. We believe our clients truly deserve that level of personal attention.
Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere, indoors or outdoors. For example, a wet floor, a pothole, poorly light steps, or an icy parking lot can cause a slip and fall accident.
North Carolina premises liability law applies to both homes and businesses. Property owners and property management agents have a duty to maintain a property in safe condition with adequate security. When they fail to do so, people can suffer serious slip and fall injuries including back injuries, neck injuries, head injuries and broken hips.
Most successful premises liability lawsuits in North Carolina involve people who are lawfully on another’s property — whether as a customer at a retail store or office or as a guest at a friend’s house, for example. The key to a successful slip and fall claim is to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard and did nothing to address it.
Talking to an experienced Shelby slip and fall attorney is the best way to determine if you have a slip and fall claim. The attorneys at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert have years of experience handling personal injury cases and can evaluate your case for you.
To be able to prove a slip and fall case, you must be able to show that:
After talking to you about your accident and gathering preliminary information about your case, we will discuss your best legal options. If we represent you, we will devote all our energy to making sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, your losses may easily go beyond just what you pay in medical bills. You may miss work, thus suffering some loss of wages, and your injuries may make it impossible to return to the same job or the same kind of work, you may lose the quality of life you had prior to the accident, etc.
The losses you can suffer are roughly divided into economic losses (such as lost wages or medical bills), noneconomic losses (such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment), and punitive damages (awarded when the negligence of the defendant was particularly egregious).
You may be eligible to recover compensation for any number of these, including:
Unless you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a fall, you may not think that slip and fall injuries can be very severe. That is a mistaken notion. Slip and fall injuries can range from very mild to very severe or even fatal.
Examples of the kinds of injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident may include:
North Carolina law limits the time you have to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for losses suffered in a slip and fall accident. In most premises liability cases, you must bring an action within three years after the accident or give up your legal right to seek compensation.
The sooner you get legal help after a fall, the better. Evidence may get lost and memories may fade with time. At Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, our attorneys are ready to get started investigating your case as soon as you call. Don’t wait to take action. Protect your future now.
Schedule a free consultation now. At Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, you will get the individual service of a small firm combined with the knowledge and legal skill of a law firm that takes on big cases.