Rosharon Slip and Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall can happen out of nowhere. One second you are upright and the next you are flat on the ground, often in considerable pain. Slip and fall accidents cause serious injuries like concussions, whiplash, herniated discs, and fractures. These are not minor accidents.
Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm is prepared to help anyone injured in a slip and fall. These accidents can happen anywhere—in stores or public buildings, or even inside someone’s home. Please call our firm to find out more about whether you can bring a legal claim. Our Rosharon slip and fall lawyer will walk you through the relevant legal considerations.
There are many reasons why people slip and fall, including:
- Poor lighting or glare
- Wet leaves
- Spilled liquids
- Waxed floors
- Mopped floors
- Loose paper or trash
- Crumbling steps
- Worn or torn carpets
- Loose floorboards
- Cracked tiles
People can strike their head or back against the ground, and many will be knocked unconscious. If you are awake, ask someone to take a picture of the hazard, because you don’t want the property owner to claim it doesn’t exist. Some property owners have been known to quickly fix a hazard after an accident in order to blame the victim for their fall.
You have a right to seek compensation if the owner created the hazard or failed to use reasonable care to fix it. Some hazards can’t be immediately fixed, so the owner should warn people or cordon off the area. We excel at investigating how long the hazard existed and whether the property owner knew about it:
- Surveillance video in stores will show when liquids were spilled or trash fell to the floor.
- Witnesses can testify about how long the hazard existed or what created it.
- Your pictures can show the existence and severity of the hazard.
Compensation for a Fall
Although some people can jump back up, others will struggle with serious injuries. You might need to spend time in the hospital or undergo imaging tests, like a CT scan to see the full extent of your injuries. Medical care is necessary to treat pain and alleviate other symptoms. Some victims need surgery and might miss work.
Your damages probably include:
- Past and future medical care
- Past and future lost income
- Property damage
- Past and future pain and suffering
The amount you receive will depend on the amount of insurance the defendant has, as well as your contributory negligence. For example, you might have been scrolling through text messages when you walked down a pharmacy aisle and slipped on some spilled water. If so, you might be partially to blame, which can reduce the compensation you receive.
We Offer Free Consultations
Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm believes that victims deserve to have their voices heard. If you contact our firm, we can begin building a case for compensation. Our firm will handle all legal work, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery. Call today to speak with our Rosharon slip and fall lawyer.