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Slips, Trips & Falls

Charleston Attorney for Slips, Trips & Falls

Were You Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

What goes up always comes down, but not even the universal force of gravity is a good excuse for a negligent property owner when you become injured by a slip, trip, or fall on their premises. Accidents happen, and they can happen anywhere for a number of reasons.

Slips, trips, and falls are no exception, especially because anyone can be at risk when a property owner is negligent in the upkeep of floors, hand railings, stairs, and other features.

The attorneys of Rod Smith Law PLLC can support your claim if you were injured after falling on someone’s property. Premises liability laws in West Virginia say it’s the owner’s responsibility to keep their property in a safe condition at all times to avoid injury to other parties for incidents like slips, trips, and falls.

Unsafe conditions that can lead to these types of personal injury claims include:

  • Wet floors
  • Uneven pavement
  • Potholes
  • Loose railings
  • Lack of warning signage
  • Torn carpeting
  • Illegal or unapproved building modifications

At Rod Smith Law PLLC, each new case we fight benefits from our 25 years of combined experience and brings us new experience to continue fighting for clients like you in the future.

Our slips, trips, and falls attorneys in Charleston can help you build a legal strategy that may help you win a favorable settlement or compensation in court. If you need to hold someone accountable for your injuries, reach out to us today!

Contact Rod Smith Law PLLC online or by calling (304) 406-7076 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.

Slips, Trips & Falls: Common & Deadly

According to the National Safety Council, nearly 8.3 million Americans were injured from falls in 2018, accounting for about 30 percent of all nonfatal injuries in the U.S. Almost 37,000 Americans were killed by falls in 2018, accounting for 22 percent of all fatal preventable injuries that year.

Needless to say, slips, trips, and falls are common and can be deadly. That’s why it’s important for you to seek justice by holding those responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence. Not only do you deserve fair and just compensation to help you pay your medical bills and other hardships like physical therapy or loss of enjoyment, but your actions now could prevent future incidents.

Do You Need a Lawyer?

If you plan to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable, you need an experienced lawyer who can help you maximize your compensation in a settlement or award in court. Rod Smith Law PLLC’s attorney for slips, trips, and falls in Charleston can bring more than 25 years of experience to your fight for fair and just compensation for your injuries.

Our legal support can help you fight for what you need to offset medical bills resulting from your injuries as well as any that may be necessary in the future to help recover physically, mentally, and emotionally.

We will aggressively pursue your interests with the other party and their insurance companies to ensure a fair payout for your expenses remains possible.

For more information about how we can help you with your specific situation, contact us online and ask to schedule a free consultation with us at Rod Smith Law PLLC.


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