U.S. Virgin Islands Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

St. Croix hotel slip and fall injury lawyer

Lawyers for Fall Injuries in St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix

Nothing can ruin the pleasant, peaceful atmosphere of the Caribbean islands like an unforeseen accident. In many cases, a slip and fall might seem like a minor incident, but the injuries that can occur in these cases are often serious, and they can have long-lasting consequences. If a fall was preventable and occurred because of someone's negligence, a person who was injured may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

The attorneys of Colianni & Colianni, LLC have more than 60 combined years of legal experience, and we understand the long-term impact that a serious injury can have on your life. We can provide you with the representation you need when you have been injured, and we will work to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

Premises Liability in St. Croix and St. Thomas

A slip and fall accident can result in a wide variety of injuries, including broken bones, sprained wrists or ankles, and dislocated joints. Falls to a lower level can be even more serious, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, or even death. A victim may be able to pursue a premises liability lawsuit if their injuries occurred because a property owner or tenant did not provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors.

Slip and fall injuries can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, including:

  • Wet surfaces - People in the Virgin Islands spend a lot of time in and around the water, including on beaches and in swimming pools. Property owners should be sure to address the slipping hazards presented by wet floors, either by promptly cleaning any spills or by providing signage to warn about the risks of slipping and falling.
  • Boats and marinas - Tourists may suffer serious injuries in falls which occur on cruise ships. Improper maintenance of rental boats, commercial boats, or ferries can lead to fall injuries for passengers. Damaged or collapsing docks at a marina can also lead to serious injuries in falls.
  • Structural damage - Hurricanes or tropical storms may have caused damage to buildings, and if this damage is not properly repaired, or if defective materials were used during construction, structural collapses or defects can cause serious injuries. Collapsing decks or balconies and broken or missing railings can lead to falls from a significant height that can result in permanent disability or death for victims.
  • Uneven ground or damaged pavement - Many roads throughout the Virgin Islands are not well-maintained. Failure to repair potholes, cracked sidewalks, or other damaged walking surfaces can lead people to trip and fall.
  • Workplace accidents - Workers in a wide variety of occupations, including harbor workers and longshoremen, may be injured in slip and fall accidents while on the job. In these cases, employees will typically be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

Contact a Virgin Islands Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

When you have been injured because of the negligence of a property owner, boat operator, or employer, you deserve to receive compensation that fully addresses your damages. This includes the costs of the medical care you received for your injury, the financial impact on your life because of inability to work while you were recovering, the need to make accommodations for a disability, and the pain and suffering you and your family have experienced.

At Colianni & Colianni, LLC, we will help you pursue compensation for your fall injury. If necessary, we can work with you via phone and/or email, ensuring that you will be able to bring a lawsuit in the U.S. Virgin Islands, no matter where you are located. To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, contact our office at 340-719-1766.

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