Slip and Fall

What Should I Expect During a Free Consultation?

At Burton Law Firm, we provide free consultations to injury and accident victims. A free consultation is a great way for a potential client to learn more about the law firm, the firm’s attorneys, and the legal rights and options available to injury and accident victims. When you call Burton Law firm for a free …

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How Much is My Case Worth?

After being hurt in an accident, clients typically have to deal with a lot of unexpected expenses such as high medical bills, medications, and medical equipment – all while missing work. Because of this, one of the first questions we get asked is, “How much is my case worth?”. The legal team at Burton Law …

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North Carolina Appellate Court Discusses the Open and Obvious Danger Doctrine in Trip and Fall Case

Under certain circumstances, North Carolina law allows someone who is injured on another person’s property due to negligence to recover compensation from the property owner. There are certain things that the injury victim must show before he or she is entitled to compensation and there are defenses available to the defendant that may prevent the …

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North Carolina Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment for College Stadium in Trip and Fall Case Causing Permanent Back Injuries

North Carolina law states that property owners have a duty to guests to keep them reasonably safe from harm. This applies to private property owners as well as operators of large venues like sporting arenas. Just because a venue hosts hundreds or even thousands of people at a time does not imply that the people …

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North Carolina Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Defendant in Broken Leg Slip and Fall Case

Although slip and fall accidents can sometimes lead to minor injuries, they can also lead to devastating disabilities that leave the victim with a permanent injury. A slip and fall accident can happen nearly anywhere but when it happens on someone else’s property, the injured individual may be entitled to compensation from the person or …

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North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Government Immunity Doctrine in Slip and Fall Case Involving a Residential Property

Slip and fall accidents can happen virtually anywhere, leaving you with painful injuries and crushing medical expenses. In general, North Carolina law holds a property owner responsible for any injuries that happen as a result of his or her negligent care of the property. But when the property owner is a government entity, a different …

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