Slip and Falls at Shopping Centers
The slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in accidents, such as those on the property of businesses. We bring insights from more than 150 years of legal experience to our efforts in helping clients pursue the full compensation available for injuries in slip and falls at shopping centers and ensuring that those responsible are made fully accountable. Our Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers take the time to understand each and every client’s individual circumstances and to craft a legal strategy that reflects their needs. We are proud of guiding clients through the legal process with personalized attention and understanding.
Slip and falls are common accidents that can happen in a wide variety of different scenarios. Whether it is a trip and fall in a cluttered retail store aisle, a tumble down a poorly lit staircase, or a slip in an icy parking lot, these mishaps can cause serious head, neck, and back injuries. Sometimes the full extent of those injuries may not be clear immediately after an accident. This is a reason why it is important to consult a medical professional as soon as possible. It is also a reason why it is vital to talk with an experienced attorney about potential legal remedies for your injuries.Money Damages for Slip and Falls at Shopping Centers
The good news for a person injured in a slip and fall at a shopping center or another commercial property is that you have the right to seek compensation from the property owner. Premises liability is a legal theory that holds property owners responsible for certain accidents if the owner does not take adequate steps to address a hazard. The money damages typically available in these cases include compensation for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, future treatment costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In tragic situations in which a person dies as a result of a slip and fall, his or her family has the right to seek compensation for their wrongful death.
To get compensation, you likely will need to sue the property owner for negligence. State law requires owners to keep their properties in reasonably safe condition. Owners are also expected to warn people of any hazards that the owner knows to exist or should know to exist through a reasonable inspection. To prove negligence in a case based on a slip and fall at a shopping center, you would need to show that the accident was caused by a hazard like a slick or cluttered walkway. You also need to show that the owner knew about it – or should have known about it – but failed to take reasonable precautions.
Witness testimony and video evidence can go a long way in proving your case. Shopping center employees and customers can help establish that a hazard existed that may have contributed to the fall. Along with security camera footage, they can also confirm that managers and employees knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. Meanwhile, detailed medical evidence is important to proving the full extent of the injuries that you suffered directly as a result of the accident.Talk with an Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorney on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our personal injury lawyers have been representing clients across Cape Cod and throughout the region since 1994. We know how painful and stressful it can be to be injured in an accident, and we can work tirelessly to ensure that the people or entities responsible for your injuries are held accountable. Our track record of success in personal injury cases includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements. Our lawyers regularly offer free consultations at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, but we are ready to meet with you at your home or another convenient location if you are not able to come to our office. We do not charge a fee in most of our premises liability cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.