Slip and fall accidents are not just statistics—they’re real events that can have lasting impacts on your life. Whether it’s a wet floor with no sign in sight or an uneven tile in a well-frequented store, these hazards can lead to significant injuries that disrupt your daily routine and financial stability. At Tronfeld West & Durrett, our personal injury lawyers in Norfolk specialize in turning these unfortunate incidents into cases for compensation, ensuring that victims receive the support and justice they deserve.

Why Should You Hire a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer After Suffering in Norfolk?

With over 1 million emergency room visits attributed to slips and falls annually, as reported by the National Floor Safety Institute, the significance of these accidents cannot be overstated. A skilled lawyer at Tronfeld West & Durrett can offer:

  • Expertise in premises liability to build a strong case.
  • Evidence collection – Gathering crucial evidence to support your claim, including surveillance footage and witness statements.
  • Negotiation with insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • If necessary, representing you in court to fight for your rights.

Our commitment is to provide not just legal representation but a pathway to recovery, helping you navigate this challenging time with expertise and empathy.

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Common Scenarios Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur in Norfolk

With over 50 years of experience aiding injured people in Virginia, we’ve observed a variety of situations where slip and fall accidents occur, each with its unique challenges when it comes to demonstrating owners’ liability.

  • Retail stores where spills or cluttered aisles pose hazards.
  • Grocery stores with slippery floors from cleaning or spills.
  • Malls where the high foot traffic increases the risk of accidents.
  • Restaurants and bars where dim lighting and wet floors are common.

As your personal injury lawyers, our first step will be to understand the root causes of the accident to establish liability and file a valid claim in your favor.

How to Know if You Have a Valid Case

Key considerations include the nature of the hazard that caused the fall, whether the property owner was aware (or should have been aware) of the hazard, and if the owner failed to take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk.

The Virginia Code outlines clear rules for property owners, who have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for all lawful visitors. It states that to establish a valid case, evidence that the property owner knew about the dangerous condition and neglected to address it is vital. This could include maintenance records, witness statements, or photographic evidence of the hazard. Additionally, your legal status on the property at the time of the accident (e.g., invitee, licensee, or trespasser) will also play a significant role in determining your rights under premises liability law.

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Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Cases We Handle in Norfolk

Drawing from our extensive case history, we’ve identified the most common injuries that our clients have faced, each bringing its own set of challenges and recovery paths:

  • Fractures
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – Our experience with TBIs has taught us the critical importance of recognizing and addressing these injuries early on.
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries – often underestimated, soft tissue injuries like sprains and tears can lead to chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Cuts and lacerations

In our decades of representing injured people, we’ve learned that behind every injury is a story of resilience and a journey toward healing. Our role is to ensure that the journey is supported by the full extent of compensation available, covering medical treatments, rehabilitation, and the many unseen costs of recovery.

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Recoverable Damages After a Slip and Fall Accident: What are Your Rights?

Despite slip and fall incidents often being underestimated, they can bring about numerous challenges for those affected and their loved ones. Many of our clients affected are individuals who have suffered severe, catastrophic injuries, often leading to long-term consequences and escalating medical costs.

These are the damages that will be the primary focus of our attorneys in your claim:

Medical Expenses

Compensation for all medical treatments related to your slip and fall, including emergency care, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation.

Lost Wages

Reimbursement for any income lost due to time off work for recovery, as well as compensation for diminished earning capacity if you’re unable to return to your previous job.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress experienced as a result of the fall.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Damages for any lasting disabilities or lifestyle changes that prevent you from engaging in activities you once enjoyed.

Estimating the Worth of Your Slip and Fall Case

Determining the financial value of your slip and fall case involves more than just tallying up bills. It’s about understanding the depth of your losses and the breadth of impact on your life. At Tronfeld West & Durrett, we begin this process with a comprehensive, free initial consultation. Here, we don’t just listen; we actively engage with your story, applying our extensive experience to evaluate every aspect of your claim. 

This includes detailed assessments of your medical costs, both current and anticipated, analysis of lost wages if you’ve been unable to work, and a careful consideration of pain and suffering, which encompasses both physical pain and emotional distress

Our Successful Results

Our mission is to win fair compensation that truly considers all your damages, injuries, and the pain you’ve had to endure. For years, we’ve been ensuring our clients receive just settlements that allow them to rebuild their lives.

For example, we reached a $1,850,000 settlement for a victim who fell from the 3rd floor common area of a residential building. And we want to take your case with the same respect and dedication.

Maximize the Recovery of Your Slip and Fall Accident Claim in Norfolk – Trust Our 50+ Years of Experience

We invite you to reach out to us and discuss the outcomes of similar case results we’ve achieved, setting realistic expectations for your own case’s potential value. Our Norfolk team adopts a contingency fee approach, meaning no fees are charged unless we secure a successful result.

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