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Montgomery County Premise Liability Lawyer Helping The Woodlands, Conroe, and Houston

The majority of slip and fall accidents are not serious, resulting only in scrapes, aches, and perhaps a bruised ego. Some slip and falls, however, result in fractures, concussions, permanent disability or even death. Such accidents are sometimes due to inattention or clumsiness on the part of the person who falls, but all too frequently they are caused by the negligence of another party. When the latter is true, the victim is legally entitled to collect compensation. If you have had a serious fall in Texas due to someone else’s negligence, you should call the effective and compassionate personal injury attorneys at Adams Law Firm in The Woodlands.

We are committed to fighting to get you every bit of compensation you deserve and won’t charge you any fees unless we win. Check out our track record. We have successfully won millions of dollars for our clients in Texas. We would like nothing better than to do the same for you. We serve satisfied clients in The Woodlands, Houston and Conroe and throughout Texas.

Reasons for Slip/Trip and Falls

People commonly slip and fall in their own homes, at work, or during recreational activities. When such falls are the result of someone else’s action or inaction, the person or entity (such as a store or construction company) may be held legally liable for all injury-related costs. Reasons someone may be held responsible for not maintaining their property safely — known as premises liability — include the following:

  • Wet, icy, or otherwise slippery surfaces
  • Unsecured or frayed rugs or carpeting
  • Crumbling stairs or wobbly bannisters
  • Uneven flooring or broken tiles
  • Exposed or otherwise hazardous electrical wiring
  • Falling debris from a building facade or defective shelving
  • Obstructed floors or walkways
  • Poorly lit vestibules or hallways

Whether your fall has taken place on the sidewalk, in the supermarket, at your child’s school, or at the park, someone is responsible for keeping the property free of hazards and can be held accountable.

How our Montgomery County Slip and Fall Lawyer Law Firm Can Help

The personal injury attorneys at Adams Law Firm, have well-earned reputations for maintaining high standards in every aspect of their work. They are trustworthy and fully prepared to investigate the circumstances of your accident, document evidence, review medical data, interview witnesses, and consult with experts in medicine, construction or other pertinent fields as necessary. They are adept at leveraging their legal knowledge and interpersonal skills to win you substantial damages through negotiation or litigation.

Too often, in premises liability cases, thoughtlessness, laziness, or money concerns keep property owners from doing necessary repairs, paying for clean-up services, or putting up signs or markers to indicate where hazards exist or repairs are currently underway. If their negligence results in your slip and fall, you are in a strong position to file a civil lawsuit against them. Come to Adams Law Firm and we will assist you in your legal claim so you can concentrate on healing from your physical and emotional trauma. Remember — it is wise to take action promptly. Not only is there a 2-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas, but the sooner you come to us, the fresher and more available evidence will be.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most frequent injuries resulting from slip and falls are:

  • Sprains and fractures
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Hip fractures

If you have suffered a serious injury in a fall, why not make an appointment for a free consultation so that Kelvin, our personal injury attorney, can assess whether you have a viable case?

Compensation You May Receive After a Slip and Fall

Compensatory damages in Texas are divided into two basic categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages can be evaluated in terms of money and include such things as:

  • Loss of present and future wages or earning power
  • Medical and rehabilitative costs
  • Care for long-term disability
  • Loss of household services

Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate, but our slip and fall specialists work according to established tables to designate the appropriate amount you are owed for:

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Loss of consortium (companionship, emotional support, spousal relationship)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If the negligence that caused your injuries was particularly egregious, for example if the other party did not repair a broken step even after numerous documented complaints and you were seriously injured as a result, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are compensation beyond economic and noneconomic damages, designed to punish the defendant and to dissuade other potential offenders.

Comparative Negligence in Montgomery County

There are variations in comparative (shared) negligence among the states. Like more than half of the country, Texas uses the “Modified Comparative Fault Rule.” This law means that the jury will decide if you bear a portion of the responsibility for your own injury. This might be true if you have balance issues, or if you were wearing very high-heeled shoes. If you are found to be partially at fault for your own slip and fall, the damages awarded to you will be cut by the percentage of your perceived responsibility. More disturbing, if you are found to be more than 50 percent responsible for your slip and fall accident (even just 51 percent), you won’t receive any compensation at all. Fortunately, if our experienced slip and fall attorneys are representing you, you can rest assured that we know precisely how to present your case so the percentages work favorably for you.

Contact Our Montgomery County Slip and Fall Attorney

We are well aware that we must prove that the defendant, having failed to maintain the property to an accepted standard of safety, of having failed to warn others of its disrepair, is liable for your slip and fall injuries. It is our responsibility to prove that the other party was aware, or should have been aware, of the danger and did not take steps to protect the public. We are prepared to defend you against expected accusations that your fall was caused by your own clumsiness, inebriation, or inattention and will not let you be victimized again. We know you’re worried about your health and well-being, and about how your family will manage without your income. You can count on us to help you navigate the stressful, immediate and long-term aspects of your slip and fall accident. Give us a call at (713) 999-4792 or email us directly at kadams@adams-lawfirm.com for a free consultation, or use our online contact form, to obtain information about pursuing compensation against those responsible for the accident.