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Slip and Fall Accidents: More Dangerous than You Think

Slipping, tripping, and falling are some of the most common accidents that happen in everyday life. Unfortunately, not all slip and fall accidents lead to common injuries. In our nearly 30 years of experience representing the injured residents of Texas, our slip and fall injury lawyers have seen common accidents lead to some pretty devastating results.

Although most people consider a slip and fall to be an accidental occurrence, in the majority of cases, a slip and fall could not only have been prevented but was the result of ignorance or negligence on the part of the property owner. Almost all cases of slip and fall are a result of hazardous conditions that have been either disregarded or overlooked by a business and/or it’s property owners.

How Did Your Slip and Fall Accident Occur?

The experienced Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in Houston at Mestemaker and Straub have seen all types of bad weather conditions and surface circumstances that lead to slips, trips, and falls. Maybe you can relate to some of these slip and fall scenarios:

  • Did you slip on ice?

  • Did you trip and fall at the store?

  • Did you trip over a raised manhole cover

  • Did you fall in a parking lot?

  • Did you fall due to rain and mud?

What Types of Injuries Are Caused by Slips, Trips, and Falls?

While many slip and fall incidents only lead to small bruises, others can lead to life-changing injuries. For example, serious wrist injuries often occur during slip and fall accidents when people try to break their fall or catch themselves. Some other common injuries we see caused by slips, trips, and falls include:

  • Back Injuries

  • Facial Injuries

  • Hip Fractures

  • Spinal Injuries

  • Brain Trauma

  • Fractures

  • Inflamed Tendons

  • Sprains

  • Broken Bones

  • Head Injuries

  • Neck Injuries

  • Torn Ligaments

  • Concussions

  • Herniated Discs

  • Scars

  • and more

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

One thing that makes slip and fall accidents so frustrating is that they can happen anywhere. Some of the places that slips, trips, and falls may occur include:

  • Driveways, sidewalks, and curbs

  • Public bathrooms, gyms, and pools

  • Elevators, escalators, and moving walkways

  • Restaurants, bars, and clubs

  • Homes of family, friends, and neighbors

  • Shopping malls and grocery stores

  • Parking lots and parking garages

  • Work or the location of work-related duties

Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Houston Personal Injury Lawyers Mestemaker and Straub can help.

Everyone is susceptible to injuries from slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, the elderly and people with existing health problems are more prone to serious injuries following slips, trips, and falls. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall contact our law firm for a FREE CONSULTATION, (713) 626-8900. Or fill out the case evaluation form on our home page.

Our attorneys understand the challenges associated with litigating complex personal injury cases, and can provide the legal experience and skill necessary to obtain the maximum compensation for any injury suffered by you or a loved one.

The Houston Personal Injury Lawyers at Mestemaker and Straub understand the stress and pain a personal injury can cause. We have extensive experience helping victims of life-altering accidents in Houston, Texas. We know that physical pain is just one of the outcomes of a serious accident. We are committed to obtaining compensation to help you cope with the financial and emotional consequences as well.  If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else's careless then contact us today.

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