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Martinsburg Lawyers Represent People Hurt in Slip and Fall Incidents

West Virginia attorneys pursue relief for clients in premises liability actions

A slip and fall can lead to serious injury, yet many property owners fail to take reasonable safety measures to protect their guests. If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s premises because of a hazard that wasn’t cleared or properly marked, you might be entitled to a financial recovery. The lawyers at the Ferretti Law Office PLLC in Martinsburg have provided outstanding legal counsel and service to West Virginia slip and fall victims for more than 25 years. We can outline the relevant law and assert your rights effectively against negligent businesses, government agencies and individuals. Regardless of whether you’ve suffered a back injury, a broken bone or some other type of medical harm, our proven litigators will create a thorough legal case to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.

Thorough firm handles claims relating to damaged and dangerous walkways

To succeed in a slip and fall personal injury claim, a plaintiff must show that the defendant had a duty to protect them, but failed to take reasonable measures to do so, resulting in physical harm. Significant disputes can break out over whether a property owner took the necessary steps to avert injuries. We are well versed in the types of evidence that can help victims prevail in premises liability actions involving:

  • Cracked walking surfaces — A sidewalk or parking lot that hasn’t been well maintained could contain dangerous cracks or gaps that are difficult to see, triggering falls onto hard ground. By analyzing relevant records and questioning witnesses, we can see if necessary upkeep occurred.
  • Dangerous staircases — Loose handrails and faulty steps pose a significant risk to people in office buildings, stores and even private homes.
  • Icy walkways — Failing to use salt or some other method to treat ice that’s formed on a walkway could lead to a compensable injury.
  • Wet floors — Spills on supermarket or restaurant floors should be identified and remedied promptly. Our firm litigates to achieve fair financial recoveries for people hurt because dangerous conditions weren’t treated or properly marked.
  • Debris — Scattered debris or a hidden obstruction could result in a harmful trip. We’ll find out if reasonable measures were taken to keep people away from the hazard.

Even if you were partly responsible for the incident, because you weren’t paying full attention to where you were walking, you can still recover damages as long as you don’t bear a majority of the fault for your injury. In a free initial consultation, we can discuss defenses that might be used to challenge your claim.

Proven litigators work to secure compensation from careless property owners

In some cases, businesses and their insurance companies might argue that they took reasonable care to prevent an injury by inspecting the area or performing regular maintenance. Our experienced firm will review the pertinent facts to determine where liability exists. In addition to property owners, maintenance and management companies might be defendants in these actions. After identifying all of the liable parties, we will vigorously pursue payment for all available injury-related costs, including reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitative care. We’ll also work to collect noneconomic damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering.

Contact a West Virginia lawyer to schedule a free consultation about a slip and fall claim

Ferretti Law Office PLLC represents West Virginians hurt in slip and fall accidents and other instances of negligence. We serve clients throughout the Eastern Panhandle area, including Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. For a free consultation at our Martinsburg office, please call 304-596-8854 or contact us online.

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  • ""I turned to Ferretti Law Office PLLC. Mr. Ferretti came to the hosptial to visit me. We had a long discussion and I knew immediately that he would be the person to represent me. It's certainly one of the best decisions I've ever made. He frequently made compassionate inquiry about me and kept an ongoing gathering of medical information with extremely detailed aspects of the accident. " -Jerry K. Beightol" - Jerry K. Beightol

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