Trip & Fall Accidents Attorneys
in Houston, Texas
Trip & fall accidents are among the leading causes of non-fatal injuries in Texas and the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury every year.
Under Texas laws, property owners have a duty to keep their property, store, or premises in a reasonably safe condition. If you were hurt in a trip & fall accident on someone else's property, you are within your rights to hold the property owner responsible.
At Ellis & Thomas, PLLC, we have the experience, resources, and diligence to assist, guide, and represent trip & fall accident victims in their premises liability claims. Our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys review and investigate the surrounding circumstances of your unique situation and determine the possible options to seek damages for your injuries. Our team will fight compassionately to advocate for your legal rights and help you hold those liable for your injuries accountable.
Ellis & Thomas, PLLC is proud to represent clients across Houston, Texas, and throughout the surrounding communities of Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and Brazoria County.
Trip & Fall Accidents
A trip & fall accident occurs when a person's foot strikes or collides with an object or obstacle, causing a loss of balance and often resulting in a fall. For example, when walking in a supermarket, your foot can get caught under an item left on the floor by the storekeeper. This can make you lose your balance and fall.
Common Trip & Fall Injuries
Some common injuries following a trip & fall accident include:
Broken bones or fracture
Shoulder or neck injury
Back and spinal cord injuries
Cuts, bruises, and abrasions
Soft tissue injuries
Sprained ankles or wrists
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
In the event that you sustained any of these injuries, it is important that you get immediate medical attention. An experienced attorney can enlighten you about what to do after an accident and how to proceed with your personal injury claim.
What to Do After an Accident
Being injured in a trip & fall accident can be difficult and unsettling. Suddenly tripping can come as a huge shock, and you may be confused about what to do next. However, what you do – or fail to do – can have a huge influence on your personal injury claim. When involved in a trip & fall accident, here's what you should do next:
Seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries.
Report the accident to the property owner, store manager, or landlord.
Collect the names, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses of the property owner, business owner, and all potential witnesses.
Take and document pictures of any icy patches, obstacles, stairs, or other site conditions that contributed to your accident.
Document statements and testimonies from witnesses as well as your own personal account of the incident.
Limit your communication/interaction with the property owner, business owner, or manager. In fact, you may decline to give any statement.
Notify your insurance company about the incident.
Hire an attorney immediately to file your premises liability claim and help negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance provider.
As you continue waiting, you may lose vital documents or forget essential details regarding the trip & fall accident. Therefore, you need to act quickly and retain an experienced personal injury attorney for proper guidance and to help protect your legal rights.
How a Personal Injury
Attorney Can Help
Proving negligence for your trip & fall injuries usually involves a lot of complexities. To establish liability, you must show that the negligent property owner knew about the obstacle or unsafe condition of the property, which caused you to lose your balance and fall, but failed to remove it or warn you. An experienced premises liability attorney can fight to protect your legal rights and prove that the property owner's negligence caused your injury.
At Ellis & Thomas, PLLC, we have devoted our careers to offering knowledgeable legal guidance and compassionate representation to trip & fall accident victims and their families. Using our knowledge of the laws addressing liability in premises liability cases, our team can help guide you through the often complex legal process. We will continue fighting on your behalf to protect your best interests and help recover your deserved financial justice.
Trip & Fall Accidents Attorneys Serving Houston, Texas
If you or someone you know was hurt in a trip & fall accident, you may pursue fair financial compensation. Our dedicated attorneys can offer you the detailed legal counsel, support, and vigorous representation you need in your premises liability claims. Ellis & Thomas, PLLC is proud to represent clients across Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and Brazoria County, Texas.