Slip and Fall / Fall Injuries
Most people don’t take slip and fall injuries seriously. Images of a small slip in the middle of a grocery store aisle come to mind, but the reality is slip and falls are often extremely debilitating. All businesses have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions; and, when they fail to do so, people can suffer greatly.
Grocery stores are not the only place slip and fall accidents occur. They are extremely common on construction sites and in parking garages, gyms, banks, and malls. Because of the nature of slip and falls, victims usually suffer neck, back, and spinal cord injuries. This can include slipped discs, broken vertebrae, and even traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). All of these types of injuries directly affect the ability of an individual to walk and function normally. They require surgeries, therapy, and sometimes specialty medical equipment during the course of treatment.
Slip and Fall Liability
The legal concept of premises liability requires property owners to provide safe environments for visitors. This means all hazardous conditions need to either be addressed or property owners need to notify visitors about them. When a slip and fall victim pursues a premises liability claim, they must prove the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to correct the issue before an injury occurred.
Why Should I Hire A Slip and Fall Attorney?
Most properties are covered in some fashion by insurance policies. Therefore, when an injury occurs, insurance can cover the costs associated with the injury. In reality, insurance companies are reluctant to pay out on expensive claims and often offer lowball settlements. Insurance companies have no incentive to offer fair settlements and victims are often unaware of just how much money will be needed to cover the cost of their injuries. This leads to situations where victims are unable to cover all of their medical expenses, but have nowhere to turn.
A slip and fall attorney will be able to assess your injuries properly and make sure you get every penny you need to make a full recovery. The McMillan Law Firm can negotiate on your behalf or, if necessary, pursue a lawsuit and represent you in court. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, do not wait to call our Houston personal injury lawyers today. We offer free consultations to explain your legal options.