If you have suffered a slip-and-fall injury, Barnes Law Firm in Houston, Texas can help you to vigorously pursue your legal rights and maximize your recovery for damages resulting from the slip-and-fall. The experienced personal lawyers at Barnes Law Firm can hold those who are at-fault accountable for your pain and suffering.
Slip-and-fall injuries are injuries that occur when a person slips and falls. The person usually slips on a foreign object or substance as a result of a dangerous condition, and then falls down. Slip-and-fall accidents arising from the negligence of others can occur anywhere, from a public property such as a grocery store, shopping mall, office building, hotel or restaurant, to a private property like your next door neighbor’s house. Houston, Texas property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment.
In some instances, the owner of the premises may or may not be liable for the slip-and-fall injury. Owners, possessors, and managers of a property have a duty to exercise reasonable care to maintain the premises in order to protect lawful visitors. Should a condition of the premises be noticed by a customer or other visitor, or be readily apparent to a reasonable person, the property owner may avoid liability because the injured person has a duty to protect themselves against the injury.
The property owner may also avoid liability by establishing that the debris had recently fallen on the area, or responsible parties did not have a reasonable opportunity to correct the condition to avoid the hazard before the person fell. The owner is entitled to a reasonable period of time in which to discover the dangerous condition and correct it. Sometimes it takes a jury to make the determination of what constitutes a reasonable time, because the facts will vary from case to case.
Unfortunately, numerous people are injured each year in Texas due to failure of the property owner to maintain a safe environment or to warn people about unsafe conditions. If you slipped and fell or tripped and fell on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you would like to speak to an attorney about a slip-and-fall injury, contact Barnes Law Firm. We are committed to protecting the rights of victims of slip-and-fall accidents throughout the Houston, Texas area, including: Sugarland, Missouri City, Baytown, The Woodlands, Pasadena, Pearland, Channelview, Katy which will include Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation and evaluation of your slip-and-fall injury. Se habla español
At Barnes Law Firm we will pursue every option available in helping you recover from your slip-and-fall injury.
Barnes Law Firm works strictly on a contingent fee basis and advances all upfront costs of a case including the investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses and court costs. Those expenses, in addition to our fee, are deducted from the ultimate recovery. And if we are not successful in a recovery in your case, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.