If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, the Houston slip and fall injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout may be able to help. Our experienced attorneys represent slip and fall accident victims in personal injury lawsuits against the property owners responsible for their injuries and other losses.
Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in the United States, accounting for nearly 9 million visits to emergency rooms annually. Falls can result in lifelong health complications, such as paralysis, memory loss, and permanent disability.
To discuss your case, contact us today. We offer no-cost consultations to all potential clients.
Can I Sue a Property Owner for My Accident?
Property owners and managers are required by law to keep their property safe if it is open to the public, visitors, or social guests. If they fail to do so, they may be legally responsible (or “liable”) for any injuries that occur as a result of unsafe conditions present on their property. This concept is sometimes referred to as “premises liability.”
Victims of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can file a personal injury lawsuit if one of the following is true:
- The owner of the premises or an employee caused a dangerous condition such as a spill, worn or torn spot in the carpet, or uneven staircase to be underfoot.
- The owner of the premises or an employee knew about a dangerous condition but did nothing about it.
- The owner of the premises or an employee should have known about a reasonably discoverable dangerous condition and removed or repaired it.
An experienced slip and fall injury lawyer can help you understand whether you have a cause of action against the owner or manager of the property where you were hurt.
Damages in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
A slip and fall accident can cause serious injuries. Medical bills for doctors visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and prescription medications can add up quickly. After a fall, you may be unable to return to work due to your physical limitations or disabilities. Houston families often struggle to keep up with the expenses associated with an accident of this kind.
Fortunately, Texas law provides slip and fall accident victims and their families with a path to justice. By filing a premisses liability lawsuit, you can gain financial security as well as a sense of closure in knowing that the party or parties responsible for your injuries will be held accountable by a court of law.
Money damages that take into account the following may be available to those who were injured on the property of another:
- The cost of past and future medical treatment;
- Physical pain and emotional suffering;
- Wages lost because of work missed after an accident;
- Reduced earning capacity due to permanent disability; and
- Time spent away from your family and loved ones
To discuss what you might recover by filing a lawsuit after a slip and fall accident, contact Sutliff & Stout today.
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Talk to Sutliff & Stout About Your Case
At Sutliff & Stout, we help victims of slip and fall accidents and their families. Our Houston slip and fall accident attorneys are dedicated to aggressive representation of their clients that yields results. To discuss your case with a Houston personal injury lawyer, contact us to schedule a free consultation.