Slip and Fall Accidents
When an accident or personal injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person’s property, the owner of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proved that their negligence or recklessness led to the injury. If you have been injured through a slip and fall accident at someone’s home or business which you believe may be a result the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
For large areas of danger or hazard, barricades should be used. By blocking off the entire area, slips and falls are pretty much guaranteed not to happen. These work well for keeping employees and guests out of restroom areas that are in the process of being cleaned or areas on floors that have been mopped such as break room and kitchen areas. Barricades are often underused, but they are very important when it comes to protecting employees and customers in order to keeping them safe.
In cases involving slip and fall accidents, generally plaintiffs must prove that the property owners either failed to maintain the property or created unsafe conditions which caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but didn’t alert visitors or tenants to this fact. Also important is whether or not the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. In instances where the condition was temporary, the length of time it existed may have bearing on your ability to prove your case.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Texas that you believe was due to a property owner’s negligence, we’d like to hear from you. Call our Houston Slip and Fall Attorney at 713.888.8888 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.