Thirty percent of Americans will suffer a fall every year, and injuries can be devastating: slip-and-falls are one of the top causes of death. Bone fractures, spinal injuries, head trauma and bone fractures can all result from a fall. Raleigh slip-and-fall attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates handle cases for injured victims who were hurt on both private and public property.
How do you file a NC injury claim after a slip-and-fall accident? Evidence of why and how the fall happened will be key to winning the most compensation possible. Was the property not maintained properly? Cracks in sidewalks, missing steps, loose carpeting and poor lighting contribute to unsafe walking areas. Did you fall while you were at work or a while doing a work-related activity? You may be eligible for North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits in addition to pursuing an injury claim with a negligent property owner.
We’ve covered the big facts: slip-and-fall accidents are top cause of fatalities and they can cause crippling injuries. Slip-and-fall victims can also receive compensation for disfigurement. Scarring, facial reconstruction and medical expenses related to cosmetic surgeries to correct slip-and-fall injuries are all compensable expenses if your fall was caused by another party’s negligence. Expenses you can expect to receive compensation for when you have a valid NC slip-and-fall accident injury claim:
- Loss of use
- Physical therapy, long-term treatments
- Corrective surgeries
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering