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Have You Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

By Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey  Oct. 26, 2010 9:50a

Homeowners and commercial businesses have a responsibility to keep their premises safe and free of dangers so people can avoid problems like slips and falls. Slip and fall injuries can not only be serious, they can be life threatening and even result in death. The last thing a homeowner or business owner would want to contend with is a wrongful death lawsuit but it does happen. People can acquire serious brain or spinal cord injuries from a slip and fall accident.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Following are some of the more common causes of slip and fall accidents, althouth there can be many others. In commercial business environments, these are some common causes:

  • Slippery floors from spills
  • Worn out rugs which can cause tripping
  • Insufficient lighting causing trips or falls
  • Equipment or debris left in walkways causing trips or falls
  • Poorly maintained elevators or escalators
  • Improper shelf stacking resulting in falling objects
  • Icy floors or walkways
  • Poorly maintained stairs
  • Insufficient warning signs where potential hazards exist to warn people of danger

A few causes in the home environment that homeowners need to be aware of are:

  • Trees or plants that can protrude onto sidewalks presenting a hazard for people passing by
  • Wet or slippery surfaces that may encroach upon people waking by or on your property
  • Unrestrained animals that can run out and knock people down
  • Poorly maintained stairs inviting slips and falls
  • Poor lighting in areas where people walk

When people get injured due to the negligence and carelessness of others, compensation may be gotten to cover the cost of the injuries. If you or someone you care about has sustained a slip and fall injury in the New Hampshire area, you need to contact a New Hampshire slip and fall attorney as quickly as possible.

In our firm, Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, we have experienced personal injury attorneys who can help you with filing a claim. With over 30 years of experience in representing clients in many different types of personal injury cases, we know how to create effective legal strategies for our clients' defense with the goal of recovering the most fair and equitable compensation possible.

Contact a New Hampshire Slip and Fall Lawyer in our office to set up a free case evaluation and we will review the specific details of your case.

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