Slip and Fall Attorneys Dallas
Slip and Fall & Trip and Fall Accidents – Helping victims injured by dangerous property conditions
Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can occur whenever a property or business owner fails to reasonably inspect or maintain a premises, that includes interiors and exteriors, or he creates a hazardous condition and does nothing to fix it. A needless accident can also result from a landowner failing to warn visitors of a danger he or she should have known about. If you slipped on a snowy sidewalk that a store owner should have shoveled hours before, fell in the supermarket when no one had cleaned up the aisle, tripped on misaligned sidewalk edges, fell down stairs in poor condition, or were otherwise injured in a fall while on or in someone else’s property or business, you may have a claim for negligence. At our Dallas Law Office, we have decades of experience in all types of slip and trip and fall cases — known as premises liability — and the results to prove it.
Where do slip and fall & trip and fall accidents occur?
Slip and fall cases are significantly different from other types of personal injury cases. The evidence of the condition that caused the injury often quickly disappears. The snow melts, the spill gets cleaned up or the stairs are repaired. If you are injured by tripping or slipping and falling, try to get photographs of the scene with a camera phone if you have one, the names and phone numbers of witnesses, and any physical evidence. Remember, slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere you go, including:
- Department stores
- Malls and shopping centers including escalators
- Restaurants and bars
- Fast-food restaurants such as McDonald’s
- Coffee shops like Starbucks
- Sidewalks and entryways maintained by stores and businesses
- Parking lots or underground garages
- Apartments or rental units
What are some typical property defects that cause accidents?
Using their decades of experience, our Dallas lawyers help victims recover compensation through a lawsuit or settlement for injuries caused by all types of dangerous property conditions and defects, including:
- Grocery store spills
- Dropped food and spills in restaurants including fast-food and convenience stores
- Slippery or wet floors, stairs, or sidewalks
- Slippery floor-cleaning products
- Missing handrails
- Broken or uneven steps or stairs
- Garbage spills
- Poor drainage
- Puddles, ice, or snow
- Swimming pool accidents
- Cracked or uneven pavement, sidewalks, or flooring
- Torn or uneven carpeting
- Cracked, uneven, or poorly repaired sidewalks or passages
- Electrical wiring
- Negligent construction work
- Inadequate or dim lighting
- Failure to warn of hazards
Are slip and fall injuries serious?
Unfortunately, many people erroneously believe that trip and fall and slip and fall accidents are minor and should not result in a lawsuit. Falls can cause serious injuries, including badly broken bones in the wrist, arm, leg, foot, or spine. Falls are the leading cause of brain injuries in victims of all ages accounting for more than 30 percent of traumatic head injuries each year. While falls affect victims of all ages, children and older adults are particularly susceptible to this kind of injury. Falls cause half of all traumatic brain injuries in children ages 14 and younger and more than 60 percent of brain injuries in adults ages 65 and older. Older adults are also particularly at risk for a spinal injury during a fall, with 25 percent of spinal cord injuries resulting from falls. Falls are the leading cause of spinal injuries in adults older than 65.
Contact attorneys you can depend on to give your case the attention it deserves.
At our Dallas Law Office, our slip and fall attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain compensation for a slip or trip and fall injuries when dangerous property conditions cause an accident. To learn more about your rights against negligent property owners and business owners, contact our slip and fall attorneys toll-free at 1-800-862-1260 or 972-278-9202 for a free initial consultation.
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