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Dangerous Conditions that Could Cause Someone to Slip and Fall in NH

Posted by Bradford Coates | Jul 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Slip and Fall in New Hampshire

A slip and fall accident is a preventable one. No accident could happen to anyone were it not for an element of negligence on your part or someone else. 

Injuries happen when you become reckless or careless in your actions, and sometimes death occurs. Slip and fall accidents are the most prevalent accidents in New Hampshire. 

Coates Law Office does consist of attorneys whose expertise is to investigate the facts and determine where the negligence lies in your accident case. We determine who caused the accident. As a victim of a negligent accident, we work hard to advocate your rights to a fair and just compensation claim.  

Why Slip and Falls Can Be Dangerous

Slip and fall accidents can be the most dangerous yet the most common of accidents. When you fall, you are likely to hit your head, neck, and spine on a hard surface. 

Common Causes of Slip and Falls

The following are a few things causing slip and fall accidents. These accidents can happen anywhere and at any time.

  • Careless and reckless actions
  • Running
  • Failure to warn people with signs and alerts about dangerous areas
  • Failure to maintain a property that makes it safe for all who enter
  • Failure to warn people about hidden hazards
  • Wet pavement or floors
  • Broken steps
  • Uneven floors
  • Potholes
  • Absent or loose railings on steps
  • Poor lighting
  • Loose or bunched-up carpeting

Typical Slip and Falls Injuries

It is especially dangerous if you fall downward several feet, as in construction-type, slip & fall accidents. Your damage could be physical, psychological, and financial. The following are typical injuries, some more severe than others. 

  • Head, neck, and spine
  • Concussions and closed head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Lacerations
  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder, wrist, and hand injuries

These serious injuries always cost a mound of bills you did not expect. You or your family should never pay for someone else's carelessness that caused your injuries. 

How to Avoid Slips and Falls 

Avoid these accidents by being forever mindful of what you are doing. You must be observant of your surroundings and what others are doing or not doing to avoid an accident. 

“We all have a duty of care to the other person.”

This means that the property owner must ensure the following, or they may be liable for damages should you become injured on their property. 

  • Safely maintain the property.
  • Remove all hazards on the property.
  • Prevent any foreseeable accident to another person.

Get Compensated with our Help

Law sovereign to New Hampshire fall accidents states that a property owner owes all who enter their property a duty of reasonable care. There is a statute of limitations New Hampshire recognizes when it comes to slip and fall accidents and other injuries. 

Grounds for Compensation

Slip and fall accidents can be minor or severe and life-changing. These accidents cause unwanted and unexpected medical bills and a host of other expenses you did not expect to see. You and your family become burdened with these unexpected expenses.

We may be able to recover compensation for the following.

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional suffering
  • Disability
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of quality of life

Lawyers at Coates Law Office establish liability in your slip & fall accident case. Our slip and fall attorney in NH also serves the community of Nashua. We determine the duty of care that the defendant owed you but failed. Whether you are facing minor or severe life-changing injuries, you deserve just and fair compensation for what it caused and will forever cause you.  

Call us now if you got injured in a slip and fall accident as soon as possible.

About the Author

Bradford Coates

Practice Areas Personal Injury 100% Education University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming J.D. Bar Admission New Hampshire, 2016 Current Employment Position Owner

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