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When Can a Person Get Financial Compensation for a Slip and Fall Injury?

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Harris County Personal Injury LawyerFall accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes as simple as slipping on spilled liquid or tripping on uneven pavement can lead to serious injuries. Broken bones, torn ligaments, traumatic brain injuries, and deep lacerations are just some of the injuries a fall victim may suffer.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you may be interested in exploring your legal rights. Fall accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their medical bills and other damages if another party’s actions caused the fall.

Fall Accidents Caused by Negligent Property Owners

Hazardous conditions on a property such as a business are one the top reasons people fall. Property owners and property managers should take steps to avoid unsafe conditions that could cause someone to fall.

Fall accidents can be caused by:

  • Uneven or cracked pavement/sidewalk

  • Spilled liquids

  • Slippery floors

  • Loose floor rugs and floorboards

  • Electrical cords or other clutter

  • Broken staircases

  • Missing or broken handrails

  • Building code violations

If a property owner or property manger’s failure to maintain a safe premises led to a fall accident, the at-fault party may be liable for damages. Often, liability for a fall accident comes down to the foreseeability of an accident. For example, if several people have already fallen on a staircase because the handrail is loose, the property owner may be liable for injuries caused by the failure to fix the handrail.

Damages in a Slip and Fall Case

If you were injured in a slip and fall, you may be able to get monetary compensation for your damages. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses including hospital bills and mediation as well as your lost income from your time off work during recovery. You may also be entitled to compensation for non-financial damages including your pain and suffering and any loss of functioning caused by your injuries.

Houston Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Individuals who are hurt in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages. To learn more, contact the experienced Harris County personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec. Our skilled team can investigate the circumstances and the accident and help you determine if you may be entitled to compensation. We may be able to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation on your behalf. Call 281-643-2000 for a free consultation today.



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