Personal injury laws can classify slip and fall accidents as premises liability if a property owner failed to keep the area safe. If they did not take appropriate precautions for inclement weather or did not perform necessary repairs to maintain the property, their negligence may cause slips and falls. You may experience a slip and fall indoors or outdoors on either commercial or residential property.
Slip and fall injuries can happen at grocery stores, government buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, or any other public property. Some may happen on private property too, including residence complexes or assisting living facilities.
Who Is Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?
The owner of the property or one of their employees is typically liable for your slip and fall accident. The owner may be an individual, a business, or a government entity, whether local, tribal, or federal. New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated section 508:4 gives you three years to file a personal injury claim for a slip and fall whether the accident left you injured or damaged your property.
Due to the state’s “comparative negligence” laws, a judge may find that you were partially responsible for the accident. This can result in receiving compensation of lesser value than if you can prove that the slip and fall was the defendant’s clear responsibility.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
The law does not require that you hire a lawyer to file a slip and fall accident claim in New Hampshire. However, working with an experienced personal injury attorney can make a significant difference in receiving the compensation you deserve.
Your lawyer can ensure that you fill out all necessary forms properly and file within the statutes of limitations. They can also directly negotiate with the insurance companies and not give up even when those companies try to avoid paying damages. Having an attorney also shows that you are willing to go to trial if necessary.
Choose Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as Your Personal Injury Lawyer in NH
Our personal injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and we are dedicated to fighting for your rights to obtain the compensation you deserve. We recommend that you reach out to us as soon as possible after your accident, so we can get started on evaluating your case and preparing your claim.
We have a successful track record of negotiating outside the courtroom and representing our clients during trials. Our attorneys tailor a legal strategy to your specific needs and goals and we are used to collaborating with professional experts, law enforcement, physicians, and other lawyers if necessary. Our priority is to protect your future.
Do not worry about having to pay upfront legal fees when trusting us with your slip and fall case. We only get paid if we win. Our team keeps you regularly updated about our progress, and we make sure you can focus on your recovery while we take care of the legal process.
Do you need a personal injury lawyer to assist you in your slip and fall case? Contact Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. today at (603) 288-1403 to schedule a free consultation in Portsmouth or Concord.