Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip & Fall Accident Injury Lawyers
Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Morgantown, WV Trial Attorneys
If you have fallen and suffered serious or catastrophic injuries on another person’s residential or commercial property due to negligence on the part of the property owner (and through no fault of your own), you may be eligible to collect damages for your actual out-of-pocket expenses, as well as pain and suffering. The experienced trial attorneys at Cranston & Edwards PLLC have over 55 years of collective experience securing numerous settlements and judgements of over one million dollars. We invite you to call now for a free case evaluation: 304-296-3500. If you are unable to come to our Morgantown office due to the extent of your injuries, we can travel to your home or hospital.
Comparative Negligence and the Standard of Safety
West Virginia’s premises liability laws mandate that property owners maintain a certain standard of safety to help keep visitors safe. If you were paying attention, avoided any visibly dangerous areas, and were still injured in a slip and fall accident, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. It is important to remember that West Virginia follows the rule of “comparative negligence,” –meaning that if you bear some responsibility for the incident, your rights to recover compensation may be limited, or null and void.
Four Components of a Successful Slip & Fall Claim
In the state of West Virginia, several things must be true and proven to file a successful personal injury claim for a slip and fall-related injury.
- The property owner or tenant should have known about the hazard and taken action to prevent people from being injured.
- The injured party was being careful while walking on a dangerous surface.
- The injured party was injured in a slip and fall accident.
- The injuries cost the injured party money.
If all of the above apply, you may be awarded damages for the actual expenses (medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, home care, etc.) you incurred as a result of your injuries, as well as compensation for your pain and suffering. However, slip and fall cases are rarely straightforward. It may be alleged that you were trespassing on a part of the property where visitors are not expected or allowed to be, that you were distracted by your phone or not paying attention, that the dangerous area was marked off or indicated, or that it should have been obvious that a dangerous property condition was present. When filing a personal injury claim for a slip and fall injury, it is important to have a skilled legal team on your side. From document preparation, collecting testimony and expert opinions and developing legal strategy to providing skilled counsel at trial, we are with you every step of the way.
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Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, head, neck, and spinal cord injuries. Many fall victims are left with significant disabilities that require long-term medical treatment. Cranston & Edwards PLLC negotiates the best possible settlement or judgement on your behalf so you can focus on what matters most: healing.
Cranston & Edwards PLLC works on a contingency basis for personal injury claims. There are no fees unless we collect on your behalf. If unable to come to our Morgantown, WV office, we will come to you. Do not delay. Call now.