Spinal Cord Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries on Cape Cod. Many people who slip and fall have the good fortune to walk away unhurt, while others suffer critical harm. For example, fall accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, resulting in lifelong physical challenges, mental trauma, and significant financial losses. Most falls are caused by dangerous conditions that could easily be remedied by the exercise of due care. Property owners who negligently permit such conditions to exist should be held accountable for any harm that results. For those who have suffered spinal cord injuries in slip and fall accidents, the diligent Cape Cod slip and fall accident attorneys of The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, can evaluate their damages and develop a strategy to help them seek any compensation recoverable under the law. Collectively, we have over one hundred and fifty years of experience aiding people harmed in falls in the pursuit of damages. Our knowledgeable advocacy has helped us to recover numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.Spinal Cord Injuries In Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents often arise due to liquid caused by inclement weather or a spill, or debris on the ground of a premises. They may also be caused by stairs or walkways that are unsafe due to snow or ice or floors that are unreasonably slippery due to wax or other substances. In many slip and fall accidents, people’s feet fly out from under them, causing them to fall on their buttocks or back. The blunt force of this impact can cause vertebrae to fracture or become crushed, damaging the spinal cord. Similarly, if people strike their necks while they are falling, it can cause an injury to the cervical spine. Spinal cord injuries can cause numbness and tingling, a decrease in muscle tone and mobility, and paralysis.Seeking Damages for Spinal Cord Injuries In Slip and Fall Accidents
People who sustain spinal cord injuries require life-long assistance and medical care and can no longer work. As such, they often face significant financial losses due to their injuries. In many instances, they seek to lessen their burdens by seeking compensation from the property owner where the injury occurred through a premises liability lawsuit. In Massachusetts, a person or entity that owns a property can be held liable for negligently causing an injury to a person visiting the property. In other words, property owners must diminish the foreseeable risks of harm to people entering the property by maintaining it in a relatively safe condition. Therefore, if a property owner breaches its duty by allowing a dangerous condition to exist, it may be held liable for injuries caused by the condition. The person injured must show actual harm to recover damages, such as economic losses or pain, suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
Usually, the injured party will have to demonstrate that the property owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the condition in order for liability to be imposed, which means that it must be proven the owner knew or, with the exercise of reasonable care, would have known of the condition. In cases involving certain businesses, though, the injured party may be able to establish liability by showing that the condition that caused the fall was reasonably foreseeable because it arose out of the business’s method of operation.Speak to a Trusted Attorney on Cape Cod
The impact of a fall can cause devastating injuries such as damage to the spinal cord. If you suffered grave harm in a slip and fall accident, you could be owed compensation, and it is advisable to speak to a lawyer. The trusted attorneys of The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, are committed to helping people hurt by the carelessness of others in the pursuit of compensation, and we will diligently pursue the best outcome possible in your case. Our zealous representation enabled us to uphold a record of successful results, including several exceeding one million dollars. We regularly represent people harmed in slip and fall accidents in cases on Cape Cod, and we offer consultations in Plymouth and Hyannis. You can reach us via our form online or at 888.262.6664 to schedule a meeting. Nós Falamos Português.