What Should I Know About North Carolina Premises Liability Accidents?
If you have an injury due to an accident on someone else’s property, you probably have lots of legal questions. Our slip-and-fall attorneys at Murrelle, Hughes & Majstoravich, P.A., have the answers.
We have years of experience working together to help the injury victims of Morehead City and the nearby communities of North Carolina. Read some of their answers to common questions about property accidents below.
What are the most common slip-and-fall injuries people sustain?
Many people underestimate how severe slip-and-falls can be for survivors. These incidents can cause many life-altering injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck injuries
- Hip injuries
- Broken wrists and knees
These types of personal injuries can occur just about anywhere, and the expenses associated with them are usually very expensive.
What are common public places people slip and fall?
Accidents can take place on any piece of property that its owner has not maintained properly. Some of the most common locations of slip-and-fall accidents that we see include:
- Grocery stores
- Retail shops and malls
- Parking lots
- Public sidewalks
- Private homes
This list gives only a few examples. Pause to consider the many places you regularly visit in a day – any of those premises could be the site of an injury.
What types of properties are subject to premises liability rules in North Carolina?
Just about any form of property can be the site of a premises liability claim as long as you are on the grounds legally as a guest, customer, tenant or employee. If, however, and adult trespasses on private property and breaks their leg, they probably do not have an actionable personal injury claim against the owner.
What damages can I recover for a slip-and-fall injury?
Our personal injury lawyers have handled numerous premises liability cases for clients throughout North Caroline. Some of the most common forms of compensation we recover include:
- Emergency room visits
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Medical equipment
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
In some rare cases, North Carolina courts may award punitive damages, as well. If you are wondering what your claim is worth, please talk to one of our slip-and-fall lawyers for a free consultation.
Get More Answers From A North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney
Get in touch with an attorney at Murrelle, Hughes & Majstoravich, P.A., to set up a completely free initial personal injury consultation. To reach us, call our Morehead City law office at 252-515-7036 or send us an email. We work on a contingency fee basis.