Nashua Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer
Dedicated Legal Advocacy in New Hampshire
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury in the United States. These accidents can occur anywhere, from a supermarket to a parking lot to a public park. In the blink of an eye, you can go from being completely healthy to being injured and disabled.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you need a dedicated advocate on your side. At the Office of Attorney Mark Rufo, we are committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve. Our team is prepared to investigate the circumstances of your accident and fight to hold those responsible accountable. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
When you work with our firm, you can expect personalized interaction. We work hands-on and closely with all of our clients as service-oriented and client-focused professionals. We make ourselves available to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the legal process. Attorney Mark Rufo has the resources and 40+ years of experience to effectively advocate for you at both the negotiation table and in the courtroom.
What Causes Slip & Fall Injuries?
Slip and fall injuries are caused by a variety of circumstances. Generally, both private and public property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for the injuries their negligence causes these visitors, such as customers, clients, patrons, and more. This liability falls under the legal concept of “premises liability.”
Common causes of slip and fall injuries can include:
- Wet floors, generally from spills, cleaning, or weather conditions on outside surfaces as well as icy sidewalks.
- Uneven or cracked floors, walkways, or sidewalks as well as debris on the walkways.
- Loose or missing floor mats or torn or loose carpets.
- Loose or missing handrails on stairs, railings, decks, or balconies.
- Uneven or defective stairs. These can be loose, rickety, worn out, or poorly constructed.
- Defective or missing lighting in hallways, aisles, corridors, stairwells, and other pathways.
- Negligent security in which you are attacked, causing falls.
These accidents can occur on all kinds of property, from private residences to commercial properties, such as shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, office buildings, sports and entertainment arenas, parking structures, and public spaces, including parks, streets, and government buildings.
Potential Damages in a Slip & Fall Injury Claims
These claims may result in damages similar to other personal injury claims, including medical expenses for immediate treatment as well as ongoing care or rehabilitation, lost income or wages from having to take time off work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. For those catastrophically injured, it may lead to loss of enjoyment of life, at-home personal care, renovations to one’s home or vehicle to accommodate a permanent disability, and long-term or indefinite medical care needs.
As your representative, our firm can ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance company. These are often complex cases in which the at-fault party or their insurers will work to shift the blame to you or otherwise deny their responsibility for your accident and injuries.
Don’t assume that the insurance company or your healthcare provider will look out for your best interests. Attorney Mark Rufo knows what to do, how to investigate and build cases, and how to aggressively fight for you at this critical time.
How much is my case worth?Every case is unique, and how much compensation you are eligible to receive depends on what evidence we can gather — so we can’t guarantee a certain amount. We can guarantee, however, that we will fight for every last penny you are entitled to for your medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Why can’t I just accept the insurance company’s offer?Insurance companies make their money cheating you. Claims agents are trained to get you to agree to the lowest possible amount, so the company can continue to maximize its profit. The only way to look out for your best interests and ensure that you receive fair compensation is to seek counsel from an attorney who is experienced in standing up to these insurance companies.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?Personal injury lawyers do not cost anything upfront. In fact, we get paid only when you do — and we receive only a percentage of the compensation we secure for you. This means that not only can you afford high-quality representation, but you know we will be fighting for the maximum possible recovery, because our own pay depends on it, too.