Sugar Land Slip & Fall Attorney
What constitutes a slip and fall injury?
Slip and fall injuries are those injuries that occur as a result of someone slipping or tripping and falling on another's property. As property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to ensure their property is safe, they can be held liable for injuries sustained in this way. This applies whether the incident occurred indoors or outdoors. Some conditions acknowledged as unsafe include:
- Uneven flooring
- Unpredictable changes in flooring
- Torn carpeting
- Holes or gaps in the ground
- Slippery substances on the floor or ground
- Partially obstructed walkway interfering with passage
- Foreign objects on a walking surface
- Hazardous stairway
- A poorly lit walking area
- Lack of warning of potential hazards
What can be done about it?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important a written report be made where applicable. Workplaces and some stores or business properties often have a specific form for such a purpose. Where possible, obtain photographic evidence of the conditions which contributed to the incident. Of course, seek medical attention as a priority and be sure to keep all related medical records. Contact a
Sugar Land personal injury lawyer as soon as possible for legal help pursuing the compensation you deserve.
At The Léon Law Firm, P.C., we can help you determine which party would be the most appropriate against whom to file suit. This may be a residential property owner, landlord, business owner, retailer, caretaker or government agency. If the injury occurred at work, we can help with your workers' compensation claim, which can be difficult to get approved and may even require an appeal if denied. Wherever the negligence occurred, we will fight to protect your rights and endeavor to achieve the maximum award to compensate for your injury and losses.
Contact a Sugar Land Slip & Fall Attorney
for legal assistance if you have been injured in a fall on another's property.