Slip and Fall Accident

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.


At Mestemaker and Straub, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases.


Our firm is fully dedicated to helping HOUSTON injury victims obtain the fair accident compensation that they rightfully deserve. A sample of the different types of claims that our team has extensive experience handling includes:




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Our personal injury attorneys frequently handle cases involving devastating conditions like broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burns, medical complications, back injuries and more.


At Mestemaker and Straub, we understand that these types of injuries can cause lifelong disabilities and hardship for victims and their families. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident. 


Some accidents are unavoidable. But when negligence and recklessness play a role in a preventable accident that causes personal injuries, the responsible party can be held liable. Negligence is the failure to take appropriate care when performing an action.

How much you can recover will always depend the specific facts of your case. Though, you may be able to seek compensation for:

  • All of your medical expenses

  • Any rehabilitation-related expenses

  • Long-term disability

  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental anguish and emotional distress

  • Disfigurement


If you've been injured in an accident, time is of the essence, and the window for legal recourse is short.  Contact the experts at Mestemaker and Straub to learn more about the time you have to file a personal injury claim after your accident.  DON'T WAIT!

Many injury victims are unable to recover the full compensation that they deserve. This happens because mistakes are made immediately following the accident. By taking the proper steps immediately after suffering injury, you will go a long way towards protecting your rights. If you have suffered a personal injury in Houston, consider the following list of the four things that you need to do as soon as possible:

  • Seek medical attention: There is nothing that should come before your health. After suffering any type of injury, you should get yourself a comprehensive medical evaluation. Often, your injuries will be far more serious than you realize. Injuries like head trauma and back damage are difficult to diagnose and often come with a delayed onset. You need to protect your health. Further, it is also important to get medical attention from a legal perspective. In the event that you choose to take legal action in relation to your injuries, you will need official medical documentation. Without the documentation that you will receive during your medical exams, it will be very difficult to prove the full extent of your injuries. 

  • Report your injury: You must also report your injury to all appropriate authorities. Who needs to know about your injury will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. For example, if you were injured in a Houston car accident, you will need to report your accident to the local authorities and to any insurance companies.

  • Secure evidence: Successful personal injury claims require evidence. After suffering an injury, you need to take proactive steps to preserve any evidence that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, many types of evidence will quickly begin to disappear. If you fail to secure evidence soon after your accident, you may miss out on your opportunity to do so. For example, if you do not obtain a witness statement immediately after your accident, you may lose track of that witness. Alternatively, their statement may be perceived as less reliable. 

  • Contact an Experience Personal Injury Attorney: Ultimately, the most important thing you can do after an serious accident is to consult with a Houston personal injury attorney. Your attorney can make sure that you do everything the right way so that your legal rights are protected. As one example, your personal injury attorney will ensure that you can gather and secure all forms of evidence that are relevant to your claim.