Have you recently suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident in Houston, Texas? Did you fall while you were on someone else’s property? Whether it was a government building, business, or private home, you could be entitled to compensation from the owner. The experienced Houston slip and fall lawyers at Attorney Brian White & Associates can help you fight to hold them accountable and get the money you deserve.
Contact our Houston law office to arrange a free initial case evaluation to learn more. We’re always here to take your call, so reach out to us for assistance today.
How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Slip and Fall?
Most slip and fall accidents are avoidable. While they can happen if you’re simply not paying attention, slips, trips, and falls usually occur as a result of hazardous conditions. Those hazardous conditions – like slippery floors or missing railings – exist when owners are negligent in the upkeep and maintenance of their property.
However, when you fall and get hurt, the owner and their insurance company will certainly not rush to accept responsibility. Instead, they’ll do everything in their power to blame you and get out of paying you the money you deserve.
You can take away any advantage property owners and their insurance providers might have had by hiring an experienced Houston personal injury attorney. At Brian White & Associates, we’ve been standing up to the most powerful businesses and companies in Houston for decades – and winning big for our clients. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, we’re prepared to fight for you, too.
We take a comprehensive and detailed approach to every single case we handle. We invest whatever time, manpower, and resources are necessary to get the best possible results for our clients. So, when you call us for help, you can expect us to:
- Listen closely to your side of the story so that we can really appreciate what happened and begin to form a foundation for our investigation
- Launch an exhaustive investigation into your slip and fall accident to gather evidence that’s relevant and beneficial to your claim
- Review pertinent evidence, including photographs, surveillance footage, and accident reports
- Find and interview witnesses
- Handle all negotiations with the property owner and their insurance provider, and
- Work with experts as we establish what your slip and fall case is likely worth.
Our slip and fall attorneys are known for being passionate and tenacious trial lawyers. Insurance companies know that we get results, so they’ll want to avoid going up against us in front of a jury. That, alone, can help you secure a substantial and life-changing settlement. However, if insurers don’t budge, you can rest assured that we’ll be more than ready to take your case to court.
It’s important to get started on your case as soon as possible. So, don’t delay in calling our Houston law firm for immediate assistance.
We Handle All Slip and Fall Accident Cases in Houston
Slips and falls can happen anywhere. When you happen to fall on someone else’s property, you can potentially hold the owner accountable. At Brian White & Associates, we represent clients who have suffered injuries after slip and fall accidents at:
- Big box stores, including Target, Walmart, and Lowes
- Grocery stores
- Nursing homes
- Government buildings
- Shopping malls, and more.
Slip and fall accidents don’t have to happen inside. If you’ve fallen on a sidewalk or in a parking lot, our attorneys can help you pursue a monetary award. Simply give us a call or connect with us online to learn more.
Common Causes of Trips, Slips, and Falls
Slips and falls can – and do – happen for a lot of different reasons. There are some factors that tend to contribute to these types of accidents more than others. These include:
- Uneven floors
- Puddles or slippery floor surfaces
- Broken or missing stair treads
- Unsecured carpets or rugs
- Loose electrical wires
- Missing or unsecured railings
- Debris or garbage
- Poor lighting, and
- A buildup of water, rain, or ice.
Many of these things are hard to see, even if you’re being careful and watching where you’re going. So, it’s really up to the owner to make sure that these types of dangerous conditions don’t exist. When they fail to do that, you might be able to hold them financially accountable for the consequences.
Slip and Fall Accidents Can Cause Severe Injuries
When you trip, slip, or fall, you could just suffer a few bumps and bruises. However, many falls are much more serious than that. Many fall injuries change the course of a victim’s life forever. Brian White & Associates has helped clients who, after being involved in a slip and fall accident, sustained:
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Traumatic amputation, and more.
Falls can also be fatal. Many times, it’s victims who are elderly or suffer from underlying health conditions who don’t survive slips and falls. If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal slip and fall accident, our compassionate legal team can help you pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Give us a call today to learn more.
Who Is Responsible For Slip and Fall Accidents?
When you go to the store, enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or visit a family member at a nursing home, you should feel safe. You shouldn’t have to be overly concerned about watching your step and identifying potential tripping hazards. That’s because, in Texas, owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises.
The lengths to which an owner has to go to keep the premises safe depends on the situation.
When a business or property is open to the general public or if you’re invited somewhere for a business purpose, the owner has to regularly inspect the premises for potential dangers. If a hazard is identified, it has to be fixed. If it can’t be fixed right away, you have the right to be warned.
When you visit somewhere for a social purpose – such as a friend or family members’ house – the owner doesn’t have to go to such great lengths to keep you safe. Rather, they simply have to fix problems when they arise and warn you if there’s danger. There’s no obligation to inspect the premises with a fine-tooth comb.
When an owner fails to take the steps that are necessary to keep you safe under the law, they can be considered negligent if you get hurt.
Damages Available to Houston Slip and Fall Accident Victims
The costs of a slip and fall can be overwhelming. Physical injuries can be painful. You might need considerable medical treatment and care to get back on your feet. The emotional trauma of the incident can be debilitating and keep you from participating in or enjoying your life. If you’re unable to work – even for a short period of time – you might find yourself in a very difficult financial situation. Fortunately, compensation might be available through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Attorney Brian White & Associates will work tirelessly to secure all available monetary damages on your behalf. This might include money for:
- Medical bills
- Nursing care
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement, and more.
Property owners and their insurance providers will challenge your demands for compensation. They’ll try to deny your claim. If that doesn’t work, they’ll attempt to limit how much money they pay. Our law firm will not let them bully you into accepting a lowball offer. We’ll be prepared with expert-backed testimony and hard evidence as we demand compensation for you.
You’ll Have a Limited Time to File a Slip and Fall Injury Claim
After a slip and fall in Houston, you’ll have a short window of time to assert your rights and demand compensation from the owner. Typically, the statute of limitations for slip and fall injury cases is two years. You could have more or less time to act, depending on the specific details of your case. However, you will lose the right to recover any money at all if you don’t file your claim on time.
Experienced Houston Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Fighting For You
Slip and fall accidents can be painful. They can be expensive. Over the course of your life, a severe slip and fall injury could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. If your slip and fall accident could have been avoided, you should demand that the negligent owner pays for the harm they’ve caused. You can do that by filing an injury claim or lawsuit for damages.
At Brian White & Associates, our Houston personal injury attorneys have more than 45 years of combined experience fighting on behalf of fall victims like you. Whether you’ve fallen at work or while out and about in Houston, we’re here to help you fight for the money you deserve. Give our law office a call to arrange your free consultation today to learn more.