Did Damaged Sidewalk Cause Your Fall?
Even walking along a public sidewalk can present a significant risk of injury. Tripping over uneven pavement, cracks, debris and other sidewalk hazards or slipping on icy sidewalks can result in serious personal injury. To defend your right to fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you have endured, you should enlist a Worcester sidewalk accident attorney as soon as possible.
If you have slipped and fallen or tripped and fallen on a sidewalk, the property owner may be held responsible. Call us today or contact us online to discuss your case.
At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience. We represent clients throughout the region who have suffered significant personal injuries on someone else’s premises. We handle cases for clients who have suffered the following as a result of falling on a sidewalk:
- Wrist and hand injuries: These are extremely common injuries in any type of falls, as people naturally put their hands out to catch themselves when they are falling. Unfortunately, the hands and wrists then take the brunt of the force of the falling body and break or shatter under the pressure.
- Back injuries: Even if you do not physically fall to the ground, you may sustain a back injury if you slip or trip due to the body’s natural attempt to catch you before you fall. This often results in the back being quickly twisted or turned, causing sprains, strains and potential spinal cord injuries.
- Hip injuries: Many elderly people break their hips in falls due to their frail state. However, this can also occur in anyone of any age, depending on the severity of the fall and where the body lands on the ground.
- Broken bones: Any bone can be broken if you trip or slip and fall. From minor hairline fractures to bones being shattered, the degree of break depends on how much of the impact is taken by those bones and the way in which the person landed.
We know which authorities, whether municipal or state, to contact and how to pursue maximum compensation. We stand with clients against reluctant insurance companies, and use our resources to get the results they deserve.
Experienced, Dedicated Legal Representation
When we take a case, we get right to work examining the evidence to determine all possible sources of liability. We can pursue claims against adjacent property owners, road maintenance officials, municipal transportation organizations and third-party concrete or asphalt manufacturers.
We then aggressively seek full and fair compensation through settlement negotiation wherever possible. If a trial should become necessary, our lawyers are seasoned litigators with the knowledge and experience to defend our clients’ best interests in court.
Contact Us After A Slip And Fall
Sidewalk accidents can cause significant injuries that could leave you unable to work or perform daily tasks. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm by calling 866-491-6561 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with our skilled lawyers at our Worcester, Massachusetts, office.