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Slip, trip and fall accidents refer to accidents that may warrant compensation under the premises liability area of personal injury law. Under this law, property owners are required to keep the land and businesses they own reasonably safe to others from hazardous conditions. Property owners and operators are not allowed to have an unsafe condition exist which could cause harm, injury, or even the death of someone who has the right to come onto their property. Examples of property owner negligence that contribute to slip, trip, and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Uneven or obstructed walkways
  • Loose carpeting
  • Faulty railings

In order to recover after a slip and fall in Texas, you must be able to prove that the surface (floor, walkway) was dangerous. Negligence needs to be established to show that the owner or maintainer of property failed to take reasonable steps to keep their property safe for others.

Despite the many anecdotal, often frivolous, slip and fall cases we have all heard about, these accidents should not be taken lightly. Falls are one of the most common sources for personal injury in the United States across all age groups.

For the elderly population, suffering injury from a fall can seriously impact the quality of life they may have. Many seniors who are hurt in a slip and fall accident suffer broken or fractured bones and lose a large portion of their independence. If you’ve suffered personal injury in a slip, trip, and fall accident, speak with someone at our office today.

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Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Carlos Galliani

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