Despite the many anecdotal, often frivolous, slip and fall cases we’ve all heard about these accidents should not be taken lightly. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are one of the most common sources for personal injury in the United States. It is estimated that over 1 million people will suffer injury due to a fall each year with approximately 20,000 falls ending fatally. Across nearly all age groups, slip and fall accidents account for more emergency room visits than any other mode of injury.
For the elderly population, suffering injury from a fall can seriously impact the quality of life they may have. Many seniors who are hurt in a slip and fall accident suffer broken or fractured bones and lose a large portion of their independence. If you or someone close to you has suffered personal injury due to a slip and fall, contact the experienced Austin slip and fall lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., today. Our friendly attorneys are here for you and are willing to take your case to court if needed. Slip and fall accidents are no joke and our attorneys take the needs and injuries of our clients very seriously.
So Who’s to Blame?
Slip, trip, and fall type accidents fall under a section of law known as “premises liability”. Under this law, property owners are required to keep the land and businesses they own reasonably safe to others. These owners are not allowed to have an unsafe condition exist on their property which could cause harm, injury, or even the wrongful death of someone who was to come onto their property. Negligence needs to be established in slip, trip, and fall cases to show that the owner or maintainer failed to keep their property reasonably safe for others. Examples of property owner negligence that contribute to Austin slip, trip, and fall accidents can include:
- Wet, unmarked floors
- Uneven sidewalks
- Loose carpeting
- Unsecured cords (tripping hazard)
- Faulty handrails
- Food that has fallen onto the floor and not cleaned up
Slip and fall accidents can occur in both the public and private sectors. Grapes or other produce that have fallen onto the floor in a super market have the potential to cause a serious accident if not properly cleaned up. Uneven, dangerous, sidewalks can cause a person to trip over their edges and fall into the street. The carpeting in an office building that is not properly secured to the floor can cause a fall type accident. If you’ve suffered personal injury in a slip, trip, and fall accident, speak with one of our friendly Austin slip and fall accident lawyers here at Flores & Lopez, LLP., today. Our personable attorneys put the needs of our clients first and are here to offer you professional help after your accident.
After your accident you need knowledgeable lawyers on your side, each and every step of the way. You’ll want progressive lawyers that aren’t afraid to go to trial and prove your case in court. You’ll want aggressive lawyers who stand by their clients to the very end. Many other firms rely on settling quickly, out of court, for low payouts. The experienced Austin slip and fall accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., have 15 years of extensive litigation experience fighting for the justice of their clients. We realize that serious injuries demand serious attention and we are here for you.
Now is the time to evaluate your case and determine a compensation figure for your injury or loss. Contact the professional Austin slip and fall accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., for a free no-hassle, no-obligation case review. Our helpful, friendly lawyers are standing by for you and are willing to take your case to court if needed. As always, if we don’t win your case then you won’t pay any fees.
Please contact us today for your free case evaluation.