SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Property defects, hazardous conditions and unsafe premises can result in serious injury after a slip and fall accident.
Slip and fall accidents fall under the domain of premises liability law, which is complex in nature due to issues of culpability and reasonability. This makes it especially important to contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to evaluate the strength of your claim and likelihood of making a recovery.
The attorneys at Law Offices of Houston M. Smith have handled hundreds of slip and fall accident cases and understand the intricacies of premises liability law. Don’t delay – contact us today for your FREE case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Accident Statistics
- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) slip and fall accidents account for approximately 30,000 fatalities each year, in addition to nearly 9 million non-fatal injuries requiring emergency medical care.
- Slip and fall accidents in the workplace account for more than 300,000 injuries each year – amounting to one worker injured every two minutes.
- Falls are the second most common cause of fatal work injuries, as well as fatalities in senior citizen communities and private homes.
- According to the U.S. CDC, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Burden of Proof
Under premises liability law the injured party has the burden of proof. This means that in order to hold a business or property owner liable for your slip and fall accident, you must prove…
- The condition on the premises posed a risk of harm.
- The property owner or landlord was aware, or SHOULD HAVE been aware of the danger posed by the condition.
- The property owner or landlord’s negligence directly caused your injury.
Do you have a case?
Not every slip and fall accident merits a case against the business or property owner. To find out whether you have a case, contact us today at 972-524-1903.
After reviewing the facts of your accident, our attorneys will let you know whether a negligent party may be held liable for your injury and outline damages for which you may be able to recover. Don’t delay – request a FREE case evaluation today!