Slips and falls happen every day, often when people least expect them. Slips and falls can occur when someone isn’t paying attention to where they’re going. However, in most cases, slip and fall accidents happen because of hidden dangers in restaurants, stores, businesses, and other places open to the public. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to hold a negligent property owner financially responsible.
Discuss Your Slip and Fall Case With a Houston Attorney
Have you or your loved one been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in Houston? Did you slip and fall because of a property owner’s negligence? If so, we recommend reaching out to the personal injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options.
The Benefits of Working with an Attorney
These types of accidents are far more common than many people realize. They are also a leading cause of injury in the United States. Suppose you have been injured because a property owner or manager didn’t exercise reasonable care to keep their property safe. In that case, you can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. It’s possible to pursue the money on your own, but working with an attorney is your best option when it comes to obtaining all the compensation you deserve.
When you pursue compensation after a slip and fall accident, the property owner may try to blame you for your resulting injuries, hurting your financial recovery. More than one person could be at fault for your slip and fall injuries, and an attorney can help you determine which parties to hold accountable. As the victim of a personal injury accident, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. An attorney can help you begin investing in your case and pursuing damages immediately.
Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Slip and fall accidents can happen nearly anywhere. Our attorneys have represented clients who have been injured in many different types of locations. We have a proven track record of obtaining substantial compensation on our client’s behalf. Slip and fall accidents don’t always happen inside. Someone can trip on steps leading to an entryway, on an icy sidewalk, or in a parking lot. We are prepared to help you if you’ve been injured at a business, retail, or any other location, including the following:
- Retail store
- Government building
- Hospital or medical office
- Any other place you were welcomed or invited as a guest
When a customer or visitor goes on to another person’s property, they have a right to feel safe from unreasonable danger. You shouldn’t have to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent yourself from becoming injured because property owners have a legal obligation to prevent visitors and guests, even those who are uninvited, from getting hurt.
When a property owner knows or should have known about a dangerous condition on their property, they have an obligation to warn the visitor or to address the dangerous condition. For example, if a grocery store knows that one of their sprinklers in the vegetable aisle frequently leaks onto the floor, causing a pool of water, they have a duty to set out a sign to clearly warn customers or to fix the sprinkler system so it doesn’t leak. Property owners can be liable for slip and fall accidents caused by all of the following dangerous conditions:
- Wet floors and puddles
- Slick surfaces
- Electrical cords
- Uneven floors
- Loose floorboards
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Broken rails
- Broken stairs
- Poor lighting
At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, our goal is to begin investigating the causes of your slip and fall accident. We have extensive resources and professional contacts who can help us gather evidence showing who is at fault. Once we know who was at fault for your accident, we will develop a legal strategy to demand compensation from anyone who contributed to your injuries. Proving that a property owner has been negligent can be difficult, but when you work with the attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC, you can rest assured that we will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Slip and fall accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from bruises to spinal cord injuries. It’s important that you don’t underestimate the cost of a slip and fall accident. Injuries from a slip and fall often require extensive medical care. These injuries can keep a person out of work and limit their income. The trauma of a slip and fall accident can prevent a victim from returning to work and earning an income and cause them chronic pain.
The negligent property owner responsible for your slip and fall should be held fully accountable. The attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC will pursue all of the following compensation on your behalf:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future income
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact a Houston Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries with long-term consequences. In Texas, slip and fall victims typically only have two years from the accident date to file a claim, so it’s crucial that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC as quickly as possible to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options.