Slip and Falls

New Hampshire Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Trusted Legal Advocates in New England Since 1987

The injury lawyers at Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. can advise you when you have an injury indoors at a retail establishment such as a supermarket, convenience store, or department store—or if you’ve slipped and fallen on anyone’s property. If you fall at one of these establishments and sustain a personal injury because the store was negligent, you will need an injury lawyer who can help. If you slipped on some produce, liquid in an aisle, or you tripped over things that were negligently left in public contact areas, we can have a New Hampshire slip and fall accident lawyer meet with you to discuss your legal options.

Reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation or call (603) 742-5222—in some cases, one of our lawyers may be able to come to you if you can’t travel to our office.

Understanding Slip & Fall Liability in New Hampshire

A lot of people may think slip and fall accidents aren’t a big deal—they happen to everyone, after all. However, a fall can send you to the hospital with severe injuries and may take months and even years of surgery and rehabilitation to heal. And the older you are, the higher the chance a fall can lead to death—falls are currently the leading cause of injury-related death for people over 65.

If you’ve been harmed after slipping and falling, whether it’s in a grocery store, in a parking lot, or even at a ski resort, it’s possible that a property owner is responsible. Property owners owe a duty of care to those who access their property to shop, visit, or live, and when they fail to maintain their premises or fix dangerous conditions, they can be held liable for injuries and damages. This is why individuals who’ve slipped and fallen can file premises liability claims.

Some common causes of slip and fall accidents our personal injury team has seen include:

  • Wet or slippery floors resulting from spills, splashed grease or oil, or recent waxing
  • Torn or loose carpeting
  • Broken stairs or handrails
  • Dim or broken lighting
  • Loose floorboards
  • Uneven surfaces without warning signs
  • Potholes
  • Icy surfaces that haven’t been salted

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Immediate Steps to Take After a Slip & Fall Incident

The most important thing to do after being injured in a slip and fall accident is to seek medical care. A personal injury attorney will want to see how promptly you sought medical treatment. Getting prompt treatment is medically smart. Proper treatment early on can also help build the foundation for your attorneys to prove the severity of your injuries to the store’s insurance company so that you can receive the recovery you deserve when a store has been negligent.

Many people do not understand how important it is to report your accident and injuries to store employees and management as soon as something bad happens. The more immediately you report that accident and injury, the more likely it is that the store, convenience store, or department store will investigate the accident so that you have a record of something occurring. If they see hazardous conditions, they will record them, which may clarify and support your claim.

Finally, make sure to call our attorney to schedule a free consultation to determine if you have a premises liability case. The sooner you acquire legal representation, the sooner your accident can be properly investigated while it’s still fresh and evidence can be collected before it disappears forever.

Why Choose Our New Hampshire Slip & Fall Lawyers

Slip and fall accident claims, like other premises liability claims, can be difficult to prove on your own because not all accidents that happen on someone’s property are the fault of the property owner. You must have sufficient evidence to not only prove the property owner owed you a duty of care, but that they violated this duty and the resulting negligence directly caused your injuries and damages. To succeed in this claim, you need a lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to navigate the legal system.

Our legal team has years of experience recovering compensation for clients throughout New England, and we understand each state’s unique statutes well. Having recovered millions in damages ranging from hospital and surgery bills to lost income and disability, we know what it takes to get results.

Contact Our Top Slip & Fall Attorneys in New Hampshire at (603) 742-5222 — Dedicated to serving clients across New England.

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Common Answers To Your Questions

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 603-742-5222 today!

  • Do I have to pay to meet with an attorney first before I commit?

    No. Our law firm offers free case evaluations to everyone in New Hampshire and throughout New England—it costs you nothing to meet with us to learn more about how lawyers and so we can learn more about you and your case.

  • What do I do after an accident?

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether it’s a car crash or after slipping on a wet surface, your priority should be getting medical attention for your injuries—even if your injuries are minor or you’re not feeling any immediate pain. From there, we recommend documenting as much of your accident as possible, from taking photos of the property damage to gathering witness contact information, and then calling our firm to get started on your case. We can begin investigating your accident quickly to ensure important evidence doesn’t disappear over time.

  • How is a wrongful death claim different from a personal injury claim?

    Victims of accidents who survive can file personal injury claims, but when they die in their accidents or later pass away from their injuries, their surviving family members or those who were financially dependent on them can file wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims can recover most of the damages that personal injury claims recover, including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, but they can also recover some of the damages the family members incurred, including funeral and burial bills and loss of companionship.

  • What should I say if an insurance adjuster calls me?

    Shortly after an accident, you may receive a phone call from an insurance adjuster. While they may sound nice and say they simply want to understand what happened, insurance adjusters often try to coax certain statements from you so they can limit the amount of liability that falls on their insured. It’s important to get legal representation as soon as possible so your lawyer can handle these calls and you don’t have to risk saying something that may harm your case.

  • How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

    It’s important for victims to know that they don’t have all the time in the world to file a personal injury lawsuit. The amount of time you have to file a claim depends on the state where the accident and injuries occurred. For example, New Hampshire’s statute of limitations is three years, meaning victims have three years from the date of injury to file a claim successfully. Hiring a personal injury attorney can be beneficial because they understand their state’s various laws, including those governing filing deadlines.