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Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys in Newport News, VA

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At first glance, a slip and fall accident may not seem too serious. However, these incidents can cause serious injuries and can even prove fatal. Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC is committed to helping slip and fall accident victims and their families seek answers and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. Since 1973, we have dedicated our practice to the representation of the injured. Our lawyers have over 150 years of collective experience and a track record of outstanding results even in the most complex premises liability cases.

Whether you were injured in a slip and fall accident at a retail store, a restaurant, a local hotel, office building, or other residential or commercial property, you may be entitled to financial compensation if the property owner/manager was negligent in maintaining the premises. These are typically referred to as premises liability claims and may cover slips, trips, and falls that occur due to hazardous conditions at a property.

Find out more about your right to compensation by calling (757) 330-3425 and arranging a free consultation with a Newport News slip and fall accident attorney.

Potential Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

Any type of hazard can cause a person to slip, trip, or fall. A property owner may be legally responsible if the condition should have been prevented, identified, or repaired in a reasonable and timely manner.

Huffman & Huffman takes on slip and fall accident cases involving:

  • Wet floors
  • Ice and snow
  • Debris in walkways
  • Defective stairways and railings
  • Escalator accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Poor lighting
  • Spills

Broken bones, head trauma, and serious back injuries may all result from a slip and fall accident. These can cost a considerable amount of money to treat, and a victim may miss work or may be unable to return to work in the same field or at all. Our Newport News slip and fall accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation to cover your losses and expenses, giving you the chance to put your life back on track.

Injuries Suffered in Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries, as mentioned. Insurance companies will sometimes try to argue that falls cannot cause bad injuries, and so the claimant must be exaggerating or reporting preexisting injuries. This argument can be countered through convincing medical evidence and strong arguments from our attorneys that prove otherwise.

Serious injuries that sometimes occur in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Multiple broken bones
  • Brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis

It is important to see a medical professional soon after your slip and fall accident to be medically evaluated. Without a diagnosis related to the fall, it will be easier for the insurance company to refute your claim or at least the severity of your injuries and the extent of their related damages.

Determining Liability After a Fall in Public

Premises liability laws can make pursuing a slip and fall accident claim more difficult than you might initially expect. Defendants can often find room to argue against a claim by saying that you, the claimant, must have contributed to your fall through your own negligence, which is the basis of the legal defense of contributory negligence. They can also often argue that a slip was caused by a hazard that they, the property owner, had no reasonable way of knowing existed and, therefore, they cannot be held liable for the harm it causes.

Consider these two examples of how liability could be assessed in a slip and fall accident claim:

  1. You are in a grocery store when you slip on a spilled product and get hurt. The store should have staff members walk the aisles frequently to look for such hazards. Holding the store liable through a claim could be possible.
  2. You are visiting your friend’s house when you slip on a package left on the walkway by a delivery courier. Your friend was not home all day and did not know the package was there. Holding your friend liable for the accident would be unlikely, even though it was on their property.

Call for Honest, Reliable Representation

Taking care of difficult cases for clients in need is the foundation of what we do here at Huffman & Huffman. Our Newport News slip and fall accident attorneys are dedicated to doing the most for you from start to finish, which means pursuing a maximized amount of compensation in your name. We won’t be satisfied with a case outcome unless you are!

Get experienced counsel after a slip and fall accident – call (757) 330-3425 for a free case review.
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