Houston Slip & Fall Accident Attorney

Between all the government agencies that regulate business and their place of business, slip and fall accidents still take place with a fair amount of regularity.  Slip and fall accidents just don’t happen.  All accidents are a result of an unsafe act or unsafe condition.  A slip and fall may seem minor but they can cause serious injuries as well as permanent disabilities.

Attorney Paul Moody will ensure that you get the best case possible if you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a slip and fall at a business.

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What to do after a slip and fall accident

Most slip and falls could just injure your pride but sometimes they cause serious injuries such as broken bones and dislocations as well as concussion.  Its important to keep some things in mind if you feel that you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall at a place of business.

Your health is your first priority.  If you have been injured or think you have been injured, it is best that you are assessed by medical personnel. Call 911 and report the accident.  It is important for your case that the extent of your injuries are documented.  Injuries sustained in the accident may result in short, long or permanent disabilities that may determine your settlement.

If you are able, gather as much information as possible.  That includes witness information, description of how the slip and fall took place.  Take photos if possible.  If law enforcement is called, you may get a case number to get an accident report.

It is always a good idea to talk to an experienced injury attorney after a serious accident involving injuries.  You may have sustained short, long or permanent disabilities.  Insurance companies will work hard to give you the least amount of money to settle your case.  An attorney will make sure all your loss is figured into the settlement amount.  Studies have shown that people represented by attorney typically get up to 40% more settlement amounts than those that handle the case themselves.

Slip and Fall Statistics

Fall fatalities are nearly equally divided between men and women. However, more women will experience a slip-and-fall accident. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls accounted for 5% of the job-related fatalities for women compared to 11% for men.

Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.

The CDC also reports that approximately 1.8 million people over the age of 65 were treated in an emergency room as a result of a fall.

Elements of a Slip and Fall

A slip and fall is not always the fault of the property or business owner. Liability depends on the actions of the business owner. Did the business owner take quick action to clean up the floor? Was the customer negligent by not following wet floor signs or avoiding the debris?

In order to file a claim, there must be evidence of negligence. Many accidents are just that—accidents. Sometimes victims are responsible for their own accidents because they are distracted or careless. In these cases, a victim cannot recover compensation for their injuries.

Frequently Asked Slip & Fall Accidents Questions

Your case’s value is constantly changing depending on the amount of losses you’ve suffered. This means that as medical bills and lost wages change, so does the worth of your case.  Some cases have greater values than others. Some injuries are more severe and require extensive medical procedures after an accident. No one wants to trade their health for any amount of money; but if you’re injured, Attorney Paul Moody will ensure that he gets maximum compensation for your losses.

The term “premises liability” refers to the legal responsibility of property owners, managers, employees and even friends and neighbors to maintain safe and secure conditions for all visitors to their property. Furthermore, property owners are required to carry minimum amounts of insurance to compensate those injured on their property. When an accident occurs on somebody else’s property due to negligence, injury victims – or loved ones of an injury victim who suffered a wrongful death – can file a premises liability claim to pursue compensation for accident-related losses.

An injured person may have a case against the city in such a situation, because municipalities have a duty to keep streets and sidewalks in repair. An injured party might have a successful case against the city if he or she can show that it failed to maintain the sidewalk properly. There are very important deadlines and requirements for giving municipalities notice of such claims, however, about which a lawyer should advise you.

Paul Is Here To Help You

Slip and fall cases in line with premises liability cases can quickly become complex.  Once the insurance company gets involved, determining blame and fault can get convoluted.  Paul Moody will listen to your case and will let you know if you have a viable slip and fall case based on the circumstances and your injuries.  When he takes your case, you can be assured that he will investigate and build a strong case to maximize the compensation you receive for your pain and suffering.  Attorney Paul Moody works on a contingency basis which mean he doesn’t get paid unless you win.  So contact Attorney Paul Moody today and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation case assessment and consultation.

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