Slip and Fall Injuries

HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN A SLIP/TRIP AND FALL AND ARE INJURED?

CALL THE LOREDO LAW FIRM. WE CAN HELP.

One of the most common personal injury claims is known as a "slip and fall" accident, which means someone slipped or tripped and fell on someone else's property and was injured as a result. Slip and fall accidents can happen on any premises when business owners, managers, employees, property owners, homeowners, or landlords allow an unsafe condition on their property to exist. These incidents are legally known as premises liability cases. Texas law is tough on this type of case and you should consult an attorney immediately to determine if you have a viable claim.

Property owners or landlords may be held liable for a slip and fall injury if they failed to keep up their properties. These can be complex cases, which is why it is important to retain the services The Loredo Law Firm P.L.L.C. today. Not everyone who slips and falls in a store, parking lot, or in a rented apartment has grounds to file a lawsuit. Sometimes, a business owner or landlord is not aware of a hazard that may have developed shortly before the accident. In other cases, a property owner cannot be held responsible if it's determined that an ordinary person should expect to find the hazard and avoid it. That being said, there are many instances where injured victims in slip and fall accidents have a legitimate case. Accidents can happen for any number of reasons, from grocery store managers who fail to promptly address a spill to hotel staff who fail to upkeep a sidewalk during the winter months.

If you need help with your potential slip and fall claim, or want to know if you have a case, we encourage you to call us for a free consultation. We can help determine liability for your accident and strive to recover compensation for your injuries.

HOW SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS HAPPEN IN TEXAS

Slip, trip and fall accidents have a variety of different causes in Texas:

  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Torn, damaged carpeting or broken tiles
  • Unsafe steps or narrow stairs
  • Inadequate upkeep of a sidewalk or walkway
  • Poor lighting or visibility
  • Safety code violations
  • Defective equipment
  • Dangerous activity

MOST COMMON SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT INJURIES

Injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can vary depending on the circumstances and location of your injury. A fall down a staircase due to a loose handrail can result in cuts, bruises and broken bones. A fall on pavement due to damaged surface can result in broken bones, fractures or a potentially debilitating head, neck or spinal cord injury. Even worse, a slip and fall sustained by an elderly relative at a nursing home may even lead to the wrongful death of that loved one.

After a slip, trip or fall accident, it's critical to report the accident to management and to seek medical attention immediately. If you believe the conditions which led to your accident were preventable, you may have grounds to file a claim against a negligent property owner. The Loredo Law Firm can collect evidence, interview witnesses and consult with medical experts to determine the cause of your accident and true long-term cost of your injuries.

If you are involved in a slip/trip & fall accident, you should:

  1. Avoid making any detailed statements concerning fault;
  2. Get names of owners and managers of property;
  3. Write names of witnesses;
  4. Take good pictures of scene and injuries;
  5. Save footwear and clothing;
  6. Seek medical attention if injured; and
  7. Not give recorded statements to insurance adjusters.
  8. IMMEDIATELY CALL THE LOREDO LAW FIRM

If you've suffered a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of a homeowner or business owner and would like to seek compensation for damages, contact The Loredo Law Firm at 956-513-0630