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Texas slip and fall injury lawyerSlipping on a banana peel and dramatically falling is one of the oldest slapstick gags in cinematic history. When it happens to one of the Three Stooges or some other comedic character, it never fails to get a laugh. It may even be followed up by yet another common punchline - “I’m okay!” However, slip-and-fall accidents in real life are often not nearly as funny - and the person who has fallen may be very far from okay. Certainly, some people do get up laughing after a minor fall. For others, a slip-and-fall could be a life-altering event. Some people are more vulnerable to suffering serious injury due to a slip-and-fall. 

The elderly and people with certain medical conditions, like existing back problems or osteoporosis, are far more likely to be seriously harmed by falling. Yet, even a young and healthy individual could suffer major injuries if they have a bad landing. If you slipped and fell in a store, restaurant, or another public place, you may be able to recover compensation. 

A Slip-and-Fall Accident Could Cause Serious Injuries

When a person slips and falls, they will almost invariably land on their back. Serious injuries are most likely to result when a person lands on the upper part of their back, as the head and neck are likely to take some of the force. Some of the most serious injuries a slip-and-fall may cause include: 

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Houston personal injury lawyerMost people who have had hearing and sight for their entire lives rely heavily on these senses to get them through their everyday lives. Adjusting to vision or hearing loss can be incredibly difficult, both emotionally and logistically. Losing one of these basic senses due to an accident caused by another party’s negligence can be utterly devastating. Major parts of your life are going to change. You may no longer be able to do quite a few of the things you used to do independently, at least during the adjustment period.

If another party acted carelessly and caused damage to your vision or hearing, you may be able to recover compensation for quite a few of the problems your loss of senses has caused in your life, including medical bills and emotional harm. An attorney can help guide you in pursuing a claim. 

Damages You Can Recover After Hearing or Vision Loss

Adjusting to a new disability can be incredibly tough. You will likely incur a lot of expenses in hiring medical providers, therapists, and at-home caregivers at first. You may also lose a significant amount of income, and in some cases, you may no longer be able to perform the job you had before. Compensable damages include: 

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Harris County Premises Liability LawyerMany restaurant-goers are injured by slippery floors and uneven pavements, but the restaurant injuries that tend to garner the most attention are those involving food. When a server is distracted, rushed, or careless, they may accidentally spill grease, coffee, or another hot food or drink on a customer, causing the customer to suffer serious burns. If you are injured by hot food or drink at a restaurant, meet with a personal injury attorney to determine whether you can recover compensation for your injuries. Texas premises liability law requires restaurant owners to provide a safe experience to customers, so while there is no legal guarantee that you will love your food, a restaurant may be held responsible if you were injured on the premises. 

What Kind of Injuries Can Hot Food or Drink Cause? 

While the idea of someone suing over spilled food may seem silly if it has never happened to you, hot liquids can instantly cause debilitating injuries that require extensive medical treatment. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Liquid burns - Hot water or other liquids can destroy skin tissue and cells, causing burns all the way up to a third-degree, or full-thickness, burn in which all the layers of skin are burned away

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Harris County Car Crash Injury LawyerAlthough rear-end car accidents are frequently referred to as “minor fender-benders,” rear-end car accidents are very common and are serious enough to be responsible for nearly 10 percent of fatal car crashes. Even when rear-end accidents appear to be less serious, they can cause vehicle occupants to suffer long-term, debilitating injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, get help from a Texas personal injury lawyer who can help determine whether you can take action against a responsible party. 

What Are Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents? 

Most rear-end accidents are caused when one car is tailgating another, although the causes for tailgating vary. These include but are not limited to: 

Houston Commercial Trucking Accident LawyerFrom 18-wheelers down to small cargo vans, trucks keep our economy running. Given the increased weight of these vehicles, it is important that the cargo is both properly secured and distributed in the trailer, flatbed, or cargo area of the vehicle and that the vehicle is not overloaded. There are various ways that improperly secured or distributed cargo or an overweight truck can lead to an accident, putting drivers of other vehicles at risk and potentially causing serious injuries and even fatalities. Truck accidents can have many causes and it is possible for multiple parties to be found liable when injuries occur. It is essential to work with a lawyer who is experienced in truck accident cases.

Potential Risks from Improperly Loaded Trucks

If items are not properly balanced within a truck or are not secured to prevent shifting during travel, it could cause the truck to become unbalanced. This impacts the truck driver’s ability to maintain control, especially on a highway or at high speeds. This could lead to a rollover crash, a collision with other vehicles, or could cause the truck to jackknife.

Overloaded trucks or trucks that are top heavy impact the driver’s ability to properly slow down or stop in traffic. It can also impact the maneuverability of the truck and the ability to properly navigate turns.

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