Falls can cause serious injuries, which is why property owners need to do their best to ensure that their land is safe for anyone who is invited onto it. When a business welcomes you as a customer or a homeowner welcomes you as a guest, there is an assumption that the premises is safe. If there are hazardous conditions and you get hurt as a result, you may want to talk to a San Antonio, Texas slip & fall lawyer.

What Kinds of Hazards Can Cause Falls?

We have helped plenty of clients with slip and fall cases, so we quite familiar with some of the hazards that tend to cause falls. Issues to watch out for include:

  • Wet floors
  • Debris from construction
  • Broken or uneven surfaces
  • Exposed cords and wires
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken or nonexistent handrails
  • Damaged stairs

What Are Some Common Injuries From Falls?

Falls can cause serious injuries, especially in older people. Common injuries in accidents like this include:

  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken and fractured bones

These types of falls can also cause psychological trauma. If a property owner did not address the conditions that led to the accident, they should be held accountable.

When is a Property Owner Responsible?

Sometimes accidents happen and a property owner isn’t really to blame. They can be held liable if they knew about a dangerous condition and do nothing about it though. For example, let’s say that the floor at a grocery store gets wet due to a broken item. The store has some options. It could:

  • Clean up the mess immediately
  • Put up a sign near the spill, warning patrons
  • Otherwise block shoppers from going down that aisle

Taking steps like these can help a property owner protect themselves from liability. However, if there was knowledge of the spill and absolutely no action was taken to address it, the store should be held responsible for any falls and the injuries they cause.

What Kind of Compensation Can Be Won After Falls?

If you believe that the property owner was negligent and that their negligence led to your fall, you should sue for compensation. The insurance company may try to lowball you with a first offer, but our attorneys can help you negotiate for a fair offer. Your compensation should help cover your medical expenses and lost wages. It should also help make up for the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the accident and your injuries.

Talk to a Slip and Fall Attorney Today

If you were injured in a slip and fall, don’t pursue compensation on your own. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and learn more about what an experienced personal injury lawyer can do to help you. We look forward to assisting you!