How Common Are Slip And Fall Injury Cases In Texas?
Many people are surprised to find out that slip and fall accidents and incidents are some of the most common events that can lead to injury, disability or even death. Each year there are thousands of preventable deaths and even more disabling injuries due to preventable slip and fall type of accidents in the United States. Slip and fall injury and insurance cases fall within the subject of or the topic known in the legal world as premises liability injury law. In Texas, the applicable state time limitations for premises liability injury cases is two years from the date of the incident. I have handled and settled slip and fall cases in everything from a parking lot injury to a retail store injury to apartment property and other commercial property injuries.
I have had a lot of success in helping people with these types of cases not only in San Antonio but also in South Texas, including the cities of Laredo, Corpus Christi and the South Texas Valley. Slip and fall injury cases can include slip and falls that occur on business properties or on private properties such as homes or backyards. Over the last 30 years, I’ve been able to help people with all types of slip and fall or trip and fall injury cases. I work with my clients from the beginning of the case by documenting, investigating the incident, securing their proper medical treatment, and if necessary, filing a lawsuit, mediation, and presenting their case to a jury.
Some slip and fall injuries are caused by a slippery substance having been on the floor of a retail store or establishment such as Target or Walmart. Customers can easily slip, fall, and become seriously injured in these type of large stores. I’ve handled cases in which my clients have slipped due to spilled shampoo, dropped fruit, leaking ice machines and leaking air conditioning units, and falling merchandise. I’ve handled cases in which my clients were visitors or renters of apartment buildings or townhomes, such as with incidents of improperly secured stairs or improperly maintained equipment. I’ve also handled claims against bars or restaurants that had improperly lit or otherwise unsafe stairways. In some past cases, a store owner of mall may have failed to safely upkeep or maintain the parking lot grounds, and someone will get injured as a result. For example, there could be a broken curb stop with a nail sticking out or unsafe holes in a parking lot that lead someone to sustain an injury.
Some of our bigger premises injury cases have involved falls and injuries from elevators, escalators and buildings. I once represented a client who sustained brain injuries as a result of an elevator suddenly falling two stories, and ended up receiving a large settlement from the insurer of the company. I have also represented clients who have gotten their body parts or clothing stuck in escalators. I’ve handed several injury cases where someone tripped and fell at someone else’s home due to unsafe or unkept conditions. For example, over the years, we’ve represented several people who were injured due to rotten porches or bad floors that gave way or had holes in them. I have settled cases and gotten money recovery for injuries due to large cracks in sidewalks or driveways, especially where there was poor lighting under the control of a property owner. We’ve handled porch-related injuries resulting in slip and falls resulting in broken bones caused by commercial property owners failing to adhere to city codes that required the installation of safety rails. Many of these types of injuries are covered by homeowner or property owner’s liability insurance which covers slip and fall type injuries and death caused by owner or a property occupier’s negligence.
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