Slip and Fall
New Hampshire and Maine Premises Liability Lawyer
We have represented hundreds of slip and fall victims.. There are many different type of defects on the ground that can cause people to slip and fall. Determining what a property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous conditions at for instance, a grocery store, a workplace, or on stairways is an important aspect of a slip and fall injury claim. It is important to take photos of the defect as quick as you reasonably can to document the defect.
Snow and Ice
If you slipped and fell on snow and ice, then it is important to determine whether that snow and ice was an unnatural condition. A few examples of unnatural accumulation of snow and ice would be leaking water that froze from a faulty gutter or roof, accumulations of water in cracks or holes in a walkway surface, or ruts in snow and ice caused by pedestrian or vehicle traffic. It is extremely important to take photos of the condition and location of where you fell.
Slip and fall accidents happen everywhere:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping malls
- Office and apartment buildings
- Hotel balconies
- Stairways anywhere
- Cracked sidewalks
- Icy and snowy surfaces
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in a slip and fall accident in the Portsmouth area, we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy and Lown.
Our experience, our track record of success, and our dedication to the well-being of our clients who have been injured, make choosing our law firm a logical decision.
We are ready and willing to come to you, in your home, hospital room or elsewhere, to explain how we can help you after you have suffered a head injury, broken hip, back injury or any type of injury when you fell on steps, in a parking area or in the produce section of your local supermarket or any other place that had a defect causing you to slip and fall.
Investigation is Key
A prompt investigation of the scene of the fall is an important first step for your attorney. Please make sure to take photos of the condition whenever possible.
Key legal questions will include:
- Did the premises owner know or should have known about the condition that contributed to or caused your trip and fall accident?
- Did negligent acts of a property owner or landlord cause the condition that led to your herniated disk, broken ankle, knee injury or any other type of injury that you may have sustained?
Examples of negligent acts resulting in hazardous and unsafe premises conditions might include:
- Failure to repair leaky pipes from which water leaked and then froze
- Failure to repair a broken gutter which resulted in a wet or icy sidewalk
- Failure to repair a depression in the cement of a sidewalk, driveway or pathway
- Failure to remove snow, resulting in icy tracks in the snow