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Slip & Fall Attorneys in Portsmouth

What to Do When You’re Injured on Someone Else’s Property

Property owners, both residential and commercial, have a certain duty to provide reasonably safe conditions for guests, customers, and others who are invited to the property. When they fail to do so, and you are injured as a result, the consequences can be serious. Despite this, many individuals are hesitant to pursue legal action after a slip and fall. However, such an accident can leave you dealing with life-altering effects, such as costly medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.

At Burnside Law, our Portsmouth slip and fall attorneys are committed to helping you pursue the just compensation you are owed. When dangerous conditions on someone else’s public or private property causes you harm, you shouldn’t have to suffer on your own. Instead, trust your case to our firm. We know how to navigate the legal system and are prepared to aggressively advocate for your rights in settlement or trial.

Get in touch with our dedicated personal injury attorneys today! Call (888) 724-9319 to schedule your free, confidential consultation!

What Are “Dangerous Conditions?”

While blameless actions certainly do occur, many slip and fall accidents are the result of dangerous conditions on a public or private property. What are dangerous conditions? Any condition that the property owner knows about or should know about that poses a potential threat to others. If the property owner fails to take reasonable action to correct these conditions, and you or your loved one is injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

Some common examples of dangerous conditions can include the following and more:

  • Accumulation of snow or ice in entryways
  • Unmarked wet floors
  • Uneven flooring or torn carpeting
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Insufficient security, leading to assault
  • Improper or missing signage
  • Unsafe stairwells or lack of banisters
  • Unsafe animals, including dogs
  • Defective or otherwise dangerous conditions

Grocery stores, office buildings, retail stores, apartment complexes, and even private residences must take reasonable care to keep their properties safe for customers, residents, visitors, and others.

Why Hire a Slip & Fall Attorney?

Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be severe and life-altering. Many individuals even suffer catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord and brain injuries. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident that stemmed from a property owner’s negligence, our Portsmouth slip and fall attorneys can help you take legal action. We have the experience, skills, and resources needed to aggressively advocate for your rights and we are even prepared to take your case to trial whenever necessary.

To get started with your no-cost case evaluation, contact our firm at (888) 724-9319 today! We’re happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.