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It’s been estimated that as many as 25,000 slip, trip, and fall accidents happen daily in the US. Even though there are plenty of safety standards, codes, laws, and guidelines for both taking care of construction areas and current properties, people too often need the help of slip-and-fall accident lawyers to gain compensation. These accidents don’t “just happen”; they happen as a result of negligence and ignoring the safety standards that are required by law. Businesses, workers, and property managers know that they need to adhere to OSHA standards and requirements
for better accident prevention, including around ladders, doorways, and uneven surfaces. If you or a family member has been hurt or even died as a result of missing or poor signage, bad maintenance, or insufficient construction safety, it’s time to consider an expert; you need a slip-and-fall injury lawyer. Jim Adler and his team of local personal injury attorneys are available to help you fight for compensation for your pain and suffering.
Should I Sue After a Fall?
You may be saying to yourself, “Sure, everyone has been known to trip up every once in a while, but do I really need a slip-and-fall attorney?” Dallas, Houston, San Antonio locals, as well as locals spread throughout Texas, should never discount their injuries. Instead, rely on us to analyze your case and better determine if you have a reason to sue: Namely, whether or not there was some sort of negligence, like a hazard on someone else’s property that should have been fixed before someone got hurt. Types of common property issues that may cause slip-and-fall lawsuit to be filed include:
- Wet and slippery surfaces, without visible signage
- A pothole, “manhole,” or broken surface with no covering or warning
- Construction debris or other type of debris
- Poorly lit entryways or walkways
Businesses, workers and property managers know that they need to adhere to OSHA requirments for accident prevention, especially on uneven surfaces such as the bleachers in this image. Photo by © Nicola Stratford (iStock by Getty Images)
It must be stressed that businesses are required, often by law, to take precautions and avoid putting their customers and passersby at risk of falls and personal injury. They’re required to maintain walkways and floors in specific ways, including conducting fairly frequent surveys of the premises, make sure their passageways are lit properly, and have cleanup supplies and warning signage readily available. In that sense, a puddle of liquid on the floor is not just a puddle; it’s a safety hazard that should have been taken care of by the owner of the property.
Contact Slip-and-Fall Injury Lawyer Jim Adler
It’s important to understand your rights when you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone’s negligent. Whether you’re in Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston, slip-and-fall lawyer Jim Adler, The Tough, Smart Lawyer®, can help you and your family gain compensation for the losses you’ve suffered. If you’re unsure of whether or not you have a strong case for a slip and fall lawsuit, use our online case review from or call our law firm at 1-800-505-1414
to get a free case review. Don’t suffer alone with lost wages, medical expenses, or mental anguish after your accident in Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston. Slip-and-fall lawyer Jim Adler and his team of professionals are available to fight for personal injury compensation on your behalf. Contact any one of our local law offices in Texas today!