A slip and fall can change your life. It may seem like a very simple event, a trip over debris in a parking lot, a twist and fall from a slippery floor, a tumble down the stairs because of a loose hand railing. But each of these events can lead to serious injuries, life changing injuries, and the parties responsible for maintaining the premises where you were harmed should be held responsible for their actions.
Common Reasons Slip And Falls Occur
While there are a variety of reasons that a slip and fall events occur, the more common issues include:
• Walkways with uneven pavement, cracks, holes, or other flaws that cause tripping
• Poorly lit walkways and stairwells
• Crumbling or slippery stairs
• Broken or missing hand railings for staircases
• Defective or unattended amusement park rides
• Power cords running to and from amusement park attractions
• Broken windows, or other broken parts items on the premises that can cause harm
• Slippery floors
If you have been injured in a slip and fall event you should speak to a Houston personal injury attorney about your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
How A Personal Injury Lawyer Dallas Can Help
Sigmon Law PLLC has helped many victims of slip and falls to recover damages for their losses. Our firm understands that the responsible party should cover your medical care for your injuries and replace financial losses that you endured as a result of your accident. We have successfully represented many clients that have been a victim of premise liability events.
It is the duty of any commercial property to ensure that the property remains safe for visitors. This includes attractions as well as commercial and retail establishments. Owners and property management must provide a reasonable amount of safety for their visitors or they must be held liable for the damages that they cause.
Proving premise liability can be difficult at times. However, it is not impossible. Anyone who has been injured in a slip and fall event are encouraged to take pictures of the area immediately after the event and secure information from as many witnesses as possible. It is also very important that you complete any required “accident” reports on the premises and seek immediate medical care.
Once your injuries have stabilized, you are encouraged to speak with an attorney about your right to seek compensation for your harm and any and all losses resulting from your slip and fall.