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Slip and Fall Accidents

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Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in Maine

Were you hurt on someone else’s property? The Maine slip and fall attorneys at Hardy, Wolf & Downing have over 45 years of experience in winning substantial settlements and verdicts for victims of property owner negligence. If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to money damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life, and more.

Our Maine personal injury lawyers offer a complimentary assessment of your case and can provide legal assistance in pursuing a slip and fall lawsuit in Maine. In the event of a life-changing injury, sometimes the only way to move on is to secure financial compensation for your medical bills and the pain and suffering you have endured.

You owe us nothing unless we win your case, so there is nothing to lose in calling our Maine premises liability attorneys at 1-800-INJURED.

Common Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries

Slip, trip, and fall accidents cover a broad spectrum, including:

  • Snow, ice, and wet spots that should have been cleared or treated by the property owner
  • Loose flooring or carpeting in poorly maintained buildings
  • Greased, polished, or wet floors that were not marked with a “caution” sign
  • Unnecessary debris and clutter in the pathway of a pedestrian or shopper 
  • Electrical cords haphazardly left out that trips a passerby
  • Poor lighting or loose/non-existent handrails on a stairwell that pose a hazard
  • Poorly maintained escalators that stop and go suddenly, causing a fall
  • Neglected parking lots with potholes or weather-related dangers

Injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents may include (but are not limited to):

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Open or closed head wounds
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Bone fractures and dislocations
  • Amputations and disfigurement
  • Lacerations and permanent scarring
  • Wrongful death

Who is Liable for Maine Trip and Fall Accidents?

Victims are often embarrassed about a slip, trip, or fall and feel personally responsible for their injuries. However, upon further probing, our experienced team of slip and fall attorneys digs up evidence that the negligence of business owners, homeowners, and landlords caused or contributed to unsafe conditions that led to the accident.

To prove liability, a premises negligence lawyer must:

  • Show evidence of injury, including medical records, photographs, and testimony from medical experts
  • Provide proof of ownership and establish that the property owner had an obligation to the victim
  • Demonstrate how the property owner either caused the dangerous situation or knew about a hazard on the property that was not adequately addressed in a timely fashion

In Maine, premises liability cases allow victims to collect for current and future medical expenses, time lost from work and reduced future earning capacity, the cost of labor to complete household chores, permanent disability, and emotional distress. You generally have up to six years from the injury to file a slip and fall lawsuit in Maine, but there can be shorter timelines. Call an attorney at Hardy Wolf & Downing today!

Plaintiff Wins Big in a Recent Settlement

Hardy, Wolf & Downing recently fought hard to secure compensation for a client, without a lengthy trial, when a plaintiff was injured on an outdoor sidewalk with poor lighting and uneven surface. The plaintiff suffered a knee injury and could not work for several months. The venue’s insurance tried to deny all liability, but our experienced team of personal injury lawyers worked the case and negotiated a $230,000 settlement for our client before the case went to trial.

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How Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys from Hardy, Wolf & Downing Can Help

Each member of the firm is experienced in personal injury and premises liability, with an impressive track record to back it.
After a slip, trip or fall, our personal injury lawyers can take your case on a contingency basis and help you:

  • File all the necessary paperwork and assemble the documents you need to win the slip-and-fall lawsuit
  • Write up a formal complaint outlining why you are entitled to compensation from the defendant
  • Investigate the facts surrounding what happened and apply the necessary laws to the incident
  • Represent you in court and argue on your behalf, assembling expert testimonies to bolster your case
  • Fight for the maximum settlement or award available to you by law
  • Keep you informed every step of the way, thus illuminating the legal process
  • Provide a sympathetic ear so you feel you are not alone in the fight for just compensation

You have every right to fight for justice if you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence. Call I-800-INJURED to speak with a qualified Maine slip and fall lawyer at Hardy, Wolf & Downing.