Suffering an injury from a slip and fall accident in a place you thought was safe is a terrible situation to be in. You might have been at work in your office building, shopping at the grocery store or visiting your doctor’s office. And then you end up with medical bills you cannot pay and hardships at the hands of someone else’s negligence.
To win a slip and fall lawsuit, you must prove that the property owner or property maintenance crew is at fault for the accident. Your best chance of winning such a case is to document the scene and obtain contact information for witnesses and hire a slip and fall attorney immediately.
Steps to take after a slip and fall
If you find yourself in a situation where you get hurt on someone else’s property, there are several next steps you should take.
Determining fault in Houston, Texas slip and falls
Several factors must be present in a slip and fall situation for the property owner to be liable.
The final bullet point is more difficult to prove because it is more of a grey area. Proving what’s “reasonable” can be challenging. However, if the property owner has no process for doing rounds on the property or checking maintenance issues, they might be shirking their “reasonable” duties.
If you’ve experienced a slip and fall on someone else’s property and would like an attorney to review the situation, schedule a consultation with us. We’ll evaluate your situation and provide expert advice so you know whether or not you should file a Houston, Texas, slip and fall lawsuit.