The Woonsocket slip-and-fall lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates have released a new slip-and-fall webpage which offers comprehensive information to residents about their legal rights and options. Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious or even catastrophic injuries that could turn lives upside down. As personal injury lawyers in Woonsocket, who have successfully handled these types of cases over the years, we know the emotional and financial toll these types of injuries can take on victims and their families.
What Constitutes a Slip-and-Fall Case?
A slip-and-fall accident occurs when you slip and suffer injuries as a result. If this accident was caused as a result of a property owner or property manager’s carelessness, then, you may be able seek compensation for your injuries, damages and losses. For example, if you were walking down the stairs in your apartment complex and slipped and fell on ice that accumulated on the stairway due to a lack of care, then, you might be able to hold the property owner and/or manager accountable for failing to clear the stairway and allowing the dangerous condition to exit.
In order to have a successful slip-and-fall case, the following elements must be present and proven:
- Duty. The owner had a duty of care to ensure that the property is safe for visitors, guests and tenants.
- Breach. The owner must have breached that duty of care. This means that the owner did not fulfill their obligation to maintain the property in a manner that is safe.
- Causation. The dangerous condition caused the slip-and-fall accident. The injuries were a result of the slip-and-fall accident.
- Damages. The accident must cause injuries and losses to the victim.
What is Your Claim Worth?
The value of your claim depends on the circumstances of the case and the extent of your injuries, damages and losses. For example, if you suffered broken bones, a concussion or back and neck injuries that required hospitalization, surgery, medical treatment or rehabilitation, you might have a large claim. Examples of damages you can claim include medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress. This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you and evaluate your claim.
Why Choose Our Lawyers?
The experienced Woonsocket slip-and-fall lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates have a successful track record for obtaining favorable results for clients. We offer free telephone, in-person or online consultation. If you are injured and cannot travel, we can come to you at home or at the hospital at no cost.
We work on a contingent fee basis, which means we will not charge you any fees until we have recovered compensation for you. Our law practice is experienced in representing victims of personal injuries and disabilities. We offer personal attention to each and every one of our cases. Call us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free no obligation case evaluation.