Slip and Fall
Standing up for the rights of victims
Slip and fall accidents are common and can result in serious injury. In West Virginia, the owner or occupier of property may be held legally responsible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have suffered in a slip and fall on their property. The slip and fall attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Dangerous conditions that can lead to slip and fall accidents in West Virginia generally fall within four categories:
- Sidewalks - cracked or uneven pavement can cause accidents. Falls can also occur due to sidewalks and parking lots that are left covered in ice or snow.
- Lighting - A dimly lit hallway, stairway or outside walkway can be dangerous when it prevents a visitor from seeing a hazardous condition.
- Stairs - A fall can occur because a stair is broken or a handrail is defective.
- Floor/ground conditions - A person can slip on liquid or another substance such as wax which has made a floor slippery. Or someone can suffer a fall due to a loose rug, frayed carpet or broken floor tiles. Ground conditions can be dangerous, too, such as concealed holes or objects that stick out.
These dangerous conditions can exist in many different settings, including stores, shopping centers, offices, government buildings, parks, schools, arenas, apartment complexes or private residences.
An experienced legal team will get to the bottom of what happened
When our premises liability attorneys review your case, we will focus on how your accident occurred. In particular, we will look at whether a dangerous condition existed on the property; whether the property owner or occupier knew, or should have known, about the danger; if the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to address the hazard by repairing it or warning visitors about it; and if your injuries were the reasonably foreseeable result of the property owner's or occupier's negligence.
Slip and fall accidents can result in injuries that range from muscle sprains and broken bones to traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. We will determine the true extent of your damages, including all past and future medical expenses and any lost income. You may also be able to seek damages such as pain and suffering.
You can count on our legal team to work hard for you and aggressively seek the compensation you are due after suffering a slip and fall injury. Our legal team knows how to build a strong case that proves negligence. If we can't negotiate a settlement that meets your needs, we will fight for you in court.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, don't wait to get legal advice. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can help.