People fall often, and for different reasons. Most of them do not cause any injury or is no one’s else’s fault. However, there are times where a person would not have fallen but for someone else’s negligence. And in these kind of slip and fall accidents, the responsible entity is usually the owner of the property. In this page, we are going to distinguish normal falls from those that may require a Slip and Fall Lawyer.
Let’s look at one of Sugar Land’s busiest attractions: Sugar Land Town Square. There are a number of different stores where residents can shop. These businesses invite people to come into their stores to buy things. Since they are inviting the public onto their property, it is assumed that the property is safe for a reasonably safe person.
However, the property owners can do a lot to negligently harm members of the public. Floors may be wet with no warning for people to be careful. Areas of the carpet may be damaged, so it becomes very easy to trip. Chairs and benches may be old and defective, but never replaced. These are all common examples of potential hazards.
Most of the time these hazards don’t necessarily mean that someone is going to get hurt. The floor dries, the carpet is repaired, and the chairs are replaced. A personal injury lawsuit is only possible when the property owner is negligent and as a result, someone gets hurt.
Slip and fall accidents usually happen where there is a lot of foot traffic. When a property owner negligently maintains the property in a highly-trafficked area, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. And while it is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the premises safe, it’s a good idea to be aware of your surroundings in places like:
If you’ve fallen and need medical attention, the best thing to do is to alert the manager on duty to call for an ambulance. The manager should write a incident report and take photos of the scene, but if you are able, you should also take photos of what caused your fall. In many cases, the manager forgets to take photos, and you will need to preserve evidence in case you need to file a claim.
In order to better understand if your injury requires the services of an attorney, contact a qualified personal injury attorney to talk about what happened. At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, we offer free consultations to those who believe they may have been injured by the negligence of others. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.