Houston Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents may seem commonplace and minor, but serious injuries can happen. Contact the Molina Law Firm to discuss your case.
Property owners and managers must provide a safe environment for people and customers. These cases could involve slippery floors, obstructions, and premise defects. Call Molina Law Firm when you need a Houston Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer. These cases could also include poor lighting, tripping hazards, inadequate security, and other unsafe conditions. Property owners can be held liable if they caused or knew about unsafe or hazardous conditions. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million visits to the emergency room each year. It is important that you understand how fault and liability are evaluated in Houston and in Texas.
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The Molina Law Firm has been representing premises liability victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation you deserve for your loss, pain and suffering.
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Slip And Fall Accident Statistics
Slip and fall accidents are very common, and there are a significant number of serious injuries that can cause temporary or permanent disabilities. Hospital bills can be expensive. If you have fallen on someone else’s property due to an unsafe condition, you should not be responsible for the costs and other losses. Here are some quick facts about slip and fall accidents:
- Approximately 8 million people go to emergency rooms because of falls each year of which 12% are due to slips and falls.
- According to the CDC, the average cost of a slip and fall hospital visit is over $30,000.
- In 20%-30% of cases, slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries, 5% of slip and falls result in broken bones.
- Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of brain injuries and hip fractures.
What To Do After A Slip & Fall Accident?
Accidents involving slips and falls can result in injuries, so your health is the number one priority. There are steps to be taken if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident. We have detailed some of the steps here.
Inform property manager
If you are able, let the property manager know that you were injured in their place of business. They should have a process in place to document the slip and fall.
Get medical attention
Whether by ambulance, a friend or on your own, go get evaluated by a medical professional. Sometimes, the full extent of damage is not felt until much later. A doctor will evaluate your injuries and document them for later if needed.
If you can, take photos of the accident area. Write down what you remember about the slip and fall accident. Get names and phone numbers of business personnel and witnesses. If you are unable, ask a friend to do it for you.
If you have been seriously injured during a slip and fall accident, it is important that you get an experienced personal injury attorney to help you. Time is important. Contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Slip & Fall Accidents
You should report the injury to the property owner then seek medical attention. Even though it may seem minor at first, you could have injuries that will not manifest itself initially such as internal organ damage or brain injuries from concussions. The hospital will document your visit and your complaints.
In Texas, if your employer participates in the Texas Workers’ Compensation program, you cannot sue your employer in court, but your medical bills and lost wages will be paid by the workers’ compensation insurance. If a third party (not your employer) was at fault for the accident, such as faulty equipment or unsafe condition at the property owner where your employer had you go to work, then they may be liable to provide additional compensation.
Property owners and homeowners may be required to maintain liability insurance in the event that someone gets hurt on their property. When a claim is filed, the insurance company should compensate you for the costs and loss associated with the accident. Often, insurance companies use tactics to lower the amount of money they have to pay. It is a good idea to seek legal assistance to ensure that you get compensated for ALL your losses. Attorney Rick Molina will help you get maximum compensation for your injuries.