According to the CDC, over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year because of slip and fall accidents in the United States. These accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Something as simple as falling can cause a change in a person’s life quickly. But who is responsible for your fall? Can you collect damages for the pain and suffering you have suffered? How do the courts define a slip and fall?
Slip and Fall Laws
Slip and fall laws vary from state to state. In Texas, a slip in fall case falls under premises liability. In order to win your case, you have to show the guilty party was negligent and that this negligence caused you harm. If you were harmed, you should be compensated for the damages you suffered as a result of the negligent parties’ behavior.
Injuries Caused by Falls
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. It could be your neighbor’s house or a coffee shop. That’s what makes them extremely dangerous, especially if the person responsible does not take precautions to prevent accidents. Slip and fall accidents often result in serious injury. Hip fractures, broken bones, back injuries, and head injuries can all happen as a result of falling. That’s why if you were the victim of a slip and fall, it’s important to get medical attention. Then your next call should be to a personal injury attorney. You shouldn’t be on the hook for your medical bills, and lost wages because of someone else negligence.
Have You Been in a Slip and Fall Accident?
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another party, you need help. Dealing with recovery is hard enough; let the legal issues be handled by a serious personal injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum have years of experience defending victims of slip and fall accidents. If you have been injured, contact The Texas Law Guns. You can call or message us anytime to set up your free consultation.