From bruises to traumatic brain injury, injuries in a premises liability claim vary widely. These types of claims arise from injuries occurring at a property or business. A property owner can be held legally responsible if he is aware of a dangerous condition, yet fails to address the condition or warn his patrons of such.
A variety of factors can lead to serious injury in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident such as uneven pavement, poorly maintained carpeting or flooring, lack of lighting, electrical cords, grease, water, wax, and ice to name a few.The resulting injuries can be minor such as cuts and bruises to mild such as sprains and broken bones to severe such as spine or brain injury.
To prevail in a premises liability claim, an individual must prove the following:
- The property owner was aware of a dangerous condition;
- The dangerous condition presented a risk of injury;
- The property owner failed to address or eliminate the dangerous condition;
- Such failure caused injuries to an individual
Often times, a slip and fall incident at a person’s place of employment can result in a workplace injury. The best way to prevent an accident is by being aware of your surroundings. Exercise caution when there is bad weather, hold on to railings when possible, look out for uneven or cracked pavement, but most importantly, take care because we care.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and believe that you have suffered from head or brain injuries, and have questions about your potential case, feel free to give us a call. You can reach a Texas lawyer at 713-572-4900.
– Article By Richard Weaver