Tripping and falling might seem like just another hump in the day. But over the course of the next week or so, it may manifest as a much more serious injury.
Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2010 — “Who hasn’t fallen at one time or another, picked themselves up, dusted off their hands and clothing, made a small joke and got on with their day? It’s easy to do. You maybe miss a step on the way up or down a flight of stairs or you didn’t see the coffee spill on the mall promenade. Falling hard, as the result of a slip, can cause untold problems either immediately or later, as we’re not made to slam into hard surfaces and not sustain some kind of injury,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States.
A person trips on an exposed brick in the sidewalk in front of a store. While a fall may not seem like a big deal when it happens, with the passage of time it might turn out that the kneecap that hit the pavement like a ton of hammers is cracked, impeding movement and causing agonizing pain. It’s time to talk to a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer about recovering damages to pay medical bills, which are likely going to be high as a result of surgery, therapy, medications and other tests.
What started out as a simple tumble has now taken on the proportions of a colossal uphill battle with the owner of the store whose sidewalk was uneven. “The owner knew about the brick, but had not gotten around to fixing it. That is unfortunate, however, it is his responsibility to fix it; to keep his premises safe for a person who comes onto his property. That includes the sidewalk in front of the store. Rather than argue with the owner, take your case to a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer and leave it in their capable hands. That’s their job; to get you justice from those who were negligent,” Donahue said.
It’s also the lawyer’s job to obtain a fair and equitable settlement that will cover the bills that accumulate during time off work as a result of medical treatments, tests, etc. Financially speaking, victims in many slip and fall cases have a hard road to hoe because they are losing money from being off work. That means not being paid or being paid a reduced amount, and in today’s economy, this may spell disaster for an injured plaintiff.
“If you want financial compensation to cope with your injuries, then you will need a personal injury lawyer to go to bat for you. Whether you tripped over an uneven brick or slipped on a slick puddle of coffee, the responsible party ought to have liability insurance that will pay your medical bills and time off work. Trying to secure a settlement on your own usually doesn’t work. That’s my job, my only job, and I don’t get paid until you do. If you have questions, give my office a call,” Donahue said.