Slip and fall accidents are common causes of serious injuries such as bone fractures, concussions and back injuries. They can cause hip fractures with severe – and often deadly – complications for the elderly, as well as life-changing injuries for other victims. Many slip and fall accidents are preventable. They arise due to neglect on the property owner’s part. If you have an injury from a slip and fall accident in Nashua, New Hampshire, do not hesitate to contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for a free legal consultation about your rights.
Most slip and fall claims encounter challenges such as the comparative negligence defense. This defense states that the plaintiff contributed to the accident and therefore should receive less – or no – compensation. If a defendant alleges that you should have watched where you were going, for example, this could hurt your compensatory award. Hiring a premises liability lawyer in Nashua could enable you to overcome obstacles and navigate even the most complicated slip and fall lawsuit. Your lawyer can fight for maximum compensation through all available outlets on your behalf.
Slip and fall accidents lead to premises liability lawsuits when the victim has evidence that the property owner reasonably could have prevented the fall. If the property owner should have done something differently to prevent the fall, he or she could be liable for the victim’s damages. It may have been possible for the owner to prevent the accident by inspecting the property for common slip and fall hazards.
If a property owner discovers any fall hazards, he or she has a legal obligation to repair them. If the owner cannot make repairs right away, he or she must post visible warning signs. A breach of duty of care in the form of lack of property inspections, delayed repairs, ignored hazards or no warning signs could lead to a property owner’s legal responsibility for a related slip and fall accident.
During a slip and fall accident claim, a judge or jury will need to see enough evidence to convince them that the defendant’s negligence is more likely to be true than not true. Evidence collection is one of the most vital parts of proving your claim. You can start on your own while still at the scene of the accident. Take photos and report your accident to authorities. Afterward, a lawyer can help you continue to gather information through investigation. Your lawyer can take steps to help you prove the defendant’s duty of care, breach of duty, fault for causing your accident and damages – the four main elements of a premises liability claim in New Hampshire.
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an injurious slip and fall accident in Nashua. If you wait too long, you may lose the right to file. A lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can review your case for signs of negligence at no cost to you. We may be able to help you obtain full compensation for your damages. Request your free consultation today at (617) 391-9001 or by contacting us online 24/7.