Fargo Slip & Fall Attorney
Slip & Fall Accidents in North Dakota
When you go to the store, a restaurant, a friend’s house, or another property owned by someone else, the owner of that venue is legally responsible for your safety. If you fall down and are harmed by a hazardous condition that should have been cleaned up, sectioned off, or otherwise mitigated, you may be able to sue the property owner for damages such as your medical expenses. At Solberg Stewart Miller, our Fargo slip and fall attorneys represent clients all over North Dakota who have been injured due to a property owner’s negligence.
Call (701) 401-8588 or write to us online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
You live in a cold and snowy place. Sometimes a slip and fall cannot be avoided, but other times the danger presented by ice and snow has been magnified by a property owner’s failure to reasonably remove ice or snow, the failure to properly put down sand or salt, or the improper placement of downspouts. When a property owner magnifies the normal danger of ice and snow contributing to the cause of a fall the property owner is negligent and may be responsible for paying its reasonable share of the damages that it has caused.
Some slip and falls have nothing to do with ice and snow but are caused by other factors. Let’s look at some other common causes of slip and fall accidents:
- Loose carpets
- Broken sidewalks
- Lack of handrails
- Improper lighting that makes it hard to see
- Failure to properly clean slippery substances off floors
- Clutter, exposed cables, or other obstructions in walkways
How a Lawyer Can Help
If you or a family member has suffered a severe injury in a slip and fall that was caused by the negligence of a property owner, contact our office for a confidential review of your claim. We have helped people like you throughout North Dakota and Minnesota win compensation for over 50 years.
We never charge for the initial consultation, during which we will take the time to find out how your injury has affected you and your family, carefully review the facts of your case, and explain the complex legal process that we will undergo in order to help you to obtain the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
We accept serious slip and fall injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us any legal fees unless we obtain a money recovery for you. There is no risk in giving us a call right away to see if we are the right fit for you.
Common Slip & Fall Accident Injuries
Slipping and falling might not sound serious, but such an accident can actually result in severe, debilitating injuries or even death. The severity of your injuries will vary based on numerous factors, so if you have recently experienced a slip and fall, it’s best to see a doctor as soon as you are able, just to ensure your injuries aren’t worse than you think.
Slip and fall accidents may lead to injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Hip, wrist, and ankle fractures
- Spine and nerve damage
- Cuts and bruises
- Shoulder dislocation
- Knee trauma
- Wrongful death
Types of Damages You Can Recover
When you have been hurt in an accident that another person or company is liable for, you can legally sue for damages. Damages are a type of compensation awarded in personal injury claims.
The types of damages you can be compensated for after a slip and fall accident include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages from having to take time off work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
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