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Attorney Edward Alkalay writes a regular column for the Conway Daily Sun newspaper entitled "The Legal Corner." His articles address a wide variety of timely legal issues. Click on the titles below to review his past articles.

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The Legal Corner: The Legal Corner: Slip and fall accidents

September 20, 2011

All of us trip or slip and fall down at some point. Some of us more than others. Whether it is a child’s toy left where it should not be, a wet spot on the floor, or a hole in the ground, we all know that feeling of falling and landing on the ground. Hopefully after a fall, you can simply brush yourself off and move on. However, some falls are caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence and result in injuries that require medical attention. When this happens, you should consider contacting an attorney. As with most personal injury cases, you do not have to pay an attorney for representation unless you are successful and there is a monetary recovery. So there is no downside to meeting with an attorney to discuss your case.
So, what are some negligent conditions which cause slip and fall accidents to occur? Slip and falls occur from many causes, including but not limited to (1) dangerous conditions caused by uneven or slippery surfaces; (2) falls caused by insufficient lighting; (3) unsafe stairways lacking suitable railings, containing a dangerous threshold or having inadequate lighting, (4) cracks, holes, or other obstacles on sidewalks and walkways, and/or (5) improper care taken for weather related conditions, such as snow or ice. These types of accidents may occur in parking lots, sidewalks, grocery stores, or any other place where there is an obstacle or condition that causes you to fall. If you are able to, it is important to report the slip and fall incident at the time of the occurrence to the owner or tenant of the property.
Slip and falls can cause broken bones, back injuries or other injuries and these injuries can sometimes become permanent. If you have been injured, you should consider seeking representation. There is no cost, and an attorney may be able to help you to recover medical costs, costs for follow up treatment, costs for lost income, and compensation for your pain and suffering.

Edward D. Alkalay is a partner at Alkalay & Smillie PLLC and can be reached at (603)447-8994 or ed@northconwaylawyers.com. (This article conveys general information and should not be relied on for legal advice without further research and/or consultation with an attorney.)

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By: Edward D. Alkalay