Brookshire Slip & Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents fall under the broader area of premises liability. Most premises liability cases are slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. These occur when someone slips or trips on some type of hazard or dangerous condition that causes them to lose their balance. It can be something spilled, debris, damaged flooring or railing, loose carpeting, etc. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere and result in serious injuries. If you sustained injuries due to a slip and fall, let the Brookshire slip & fall attorneys at The West Law Office assist.
How a Brookshire Slip and Fall Attorney Can Assist
Even if your injuries aren’t that serious, you need to consider hiring an attorney to represent you for a slip and fall accident. Insurance companies tend to treat premises liability cases with skepticism and may even deny your claim outright. Do not assume that you did something wrong. Unfortunately, many insurance companies believe most slip and claims are fraudulent. That is one reason why having an experienced premises liability attorney on your side is so important.
When you retain The West Law Office to represent you, we will immediately open our own independent investigation and gather as much supporting evidence as possible. The sooner you hire our office, the sooner we can start preserving your right to bring a claim. Gathering evidence early on is a crucial part of your case. It can mean the difference between having your claim denied or getting reimbursed for your injuries.
Who is Responsible for Your Injuries?
Proving liability in a slip and fall case is not necessarily easy. Property owners and/or tenants have a duty to keep their premises clear of hazards and maintain it in a reasonably safe manner. That means public sidewalks should be repaired, spills cleaned up in grocery stores, etc. Proper lighting falls under premises liability too. If a parking lot is dimly lit and you sustain injuries in a fall, the parking lot owner could be held liable.
The timing of the hazard or dangerous condition is what makes slip and fall claims difficult to prove. How long has the hazardous condition existed? If something was spilled in a grocery store and you slipped minutes later, it may be hard to hold the store responsible for your injuries. However, if the spill was there for hours, it was reported multiple times, and the store took no steps to clean it up or put a safety warning up, then they should be held liable. The property owner failed to acknowledge the unsafe condition and take the necessary steps to fix it.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes include:
- Spilled liquids,
- Loose carpeting,
- Broken stair or stair railing,
- Snow or rain on the ground,
- Uneven sidewalk,
- Waxed floors,
- Escalator malfunction,
- Cords running across the floor,
- Open cabinets or drawers,
- No handrail present,
- Transitions in flooring, and
- Poor lighting.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It’s essential to get medical treatment right away and contact our Brookshire slip and fall lawyers.
Contact a Texas Premises Liability Attorney
To learn more about how we can help after a slip and fall accident in Texas, contact The West Law Office today to schedule an initial consultation.