Maine Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Our personal injury lawyers get results for clients in Waterville and Portland
People slip and fall in all types of different places and situations throughout the state of Maine. A slip and fall accident can leave you seriously injured. When your premises liability accident was caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help.
Owners of properties and businesses have a responsibility to make sure their premises are safe for visitors at all times. When they fail to meet this responsibility and someone is hurt as a result, that is an act of negligence. The personal injury lawyers at Jabar LaLiberty & Dubord, LLC hold negligent owners accountable.
Slip and fall accidents can happen at stores, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, hotels, amusement parks, parking lots and private homes. When owners and businesses are aware of a slipping or tripping hazard, they must take steps to correct it promptly or warn visitors. Hazards can include:
- Bags or wrappers on the floor
- Recently mopped floors
- Loose floorboards
- Damaged carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Uneven surfaces in pavement
- Missing handrails on stairs
When someone slips and falls, it can result in a wide range of injuries. Minor injuries include cuts, strains and sprains. Victims can also suffer more serious injuries, such as broken bones or injuries to the head, neck or back. Recovery can take weeks, months or even longer and the person may be forced to miss time from work.
The personal injury lawyers that Mainers trust
We know how a slip and fall accident can affect someone. The medical expenses can add up quickly and can become overwhelming. If you are left unable to work, there is less money coming in. You may be unable to take part in your usual activities. If your slip and fall was the result of negligence, you deserve financial compensation.
Recovering compensation can be complicated. Property and business owners typically deny responsibility and don’t admit to doing anything wrong. Insurance companies can challenge your claim. They may question the extent of your injuries. They may deny liability completely and say the accident was your fault.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you. Our lawyers know how insurance companies operate and are familiar with the tactics they use. We know how to hold negligent owners accountable and help you recover financial compensation.
Personal injury attorneys that never back down
We start by getting the facts. Our legal team investigates your slip and fall accident. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. Our lawyers carefully review any accident reports and other relevant documentation, such as maintenance and repair records. If needed, we consult experts who can help us understand how the accident happened.
When insurance companies see that we have prepared a strong case and are ready to fight for you in court, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. We’re not interested in making a quick deal that helps them save money. Any resolution of your case must be one that meets your needs.
This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It also includes compensation for any lost wages and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our offices are in Waterville and Portland.