Houston Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
When you are injured in an accident on another person's property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. One of the most common types of accidents that happen to visitors and guests are those involving slips and falls. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case and where the accident took place, a personal injury claim can be filed on the basis of premises liability law. With the help of a Houston injury attorney from Stern Law Group, you can file your claim successfully.
Under premises liability law, a landowner, property owner, or a business or company responsible for the safety and health of their guests can be held liable for injuries and illnesses that occur on their property. In order for premises liability to apply in slip and fall cases, three essential elements must be met:
- The defendant is the owner of the property or premises
- You were an invitee, guest, visitor, or patron of the premises
- There is evidence of negligence or some other wrongful act
Property owners are required to keep their premises free from preventable harm. They must also make reasonable efforts to warn guests about unsafe conditions, including any condition that could cause a person to slip, trip, or fall.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
In order for premises liability to apply, there must be evidence of a property owner's negligence or wrongful act. Some of the common examples of the causes of slip and fall accidents that could have been prevented if a landowner exercised caution and concern are:
- Insufficient lighting
- Crumbling curbs or stairs
- Uneven floors and walkways
- Wet and slippery floors
- Failure to fix unsafe conditions
- Failure to warn guests and visitors
Some unsafe conditions may also be direct violations of health and safety codes. In order to determine the negligence involved in your accident, it is recommended that you bring your case to the attention of a legal professional as soon as possible after the accident so that conditions can be investigated before any changes are made.
Fighting for Fair Compensation in Premises Liability Cases
As slip and fall cases will vary according to where the accident took place, Stern Law Group evaluates each claim individually. Once we are able to determine all the necessary facts for your claim, we always give our clients 100% commitment of our resources, efforts, and energy. If you would like to discuss your slip, trip, or fall accident, contact Stern Law Group as soon as possible.