Slip and fall injuries take victims by surprise. Often times the person is shopping at a grocery store or working on the job. The injuries happen from the storeowner or property owner's failure to pick-up the liquid on the floor.
Slip and fall accidents take people by surprise. Whether you were shopping at a Houston or a San Antonio, Texas store, working, visiting a friend's house, or doing one of the many normal things on real property, a personal injury is not expected. The real property where the injury occurred may be owned or managed by a person or company that should have prevented the victim from a slip, fall, and physical pain. Yet these incidents still happen. In order to determine the extent of a potential knee injury, the injured person should first see a physician. In order to help determine liability in a premise case, turn to an experienced Texas slip and fall lawyer.
You may ask: what do I do after I have been hurt in a slip and fall accident? We understand that while you intended your vacation plans to include rest, relaxation, and fun, injuries can happen. Sometimes the slip and fall incidents happen on cruise ships and other times, grocery stores. When a slip and fall interrupts your cruise vacation, your first thought may be to return to the comfort and security of your Texas home. Keep in mind that while life may be easier in at home, there are a few things that you should do first. Taking these steps after a cruise ship vacation accident will help protect your injury claim:
Whether minor injury or brain injury, Carnival Cruise is yet again under fire. In a case of déjà vu, another passenger has been injured aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship. The 52-year-old female passenger fell in an elevator while travelling aboard the Carnival Sensation. The fall caused injuries to both of her legs. The cruise line notified the United States Coast Guard of the incident. The Coast Guard proceeded to transport the injured passenger to a medical center in Florida. We send a big salute to the men and women of the Coast Guard for looking out for passengers of the Carnival Cruise Lines ships.
On Friday, two longshoremen were injured on the job at the Port of Houston. The injuries occurred while the two men were working on a ship that was docked at the turning basin. Witnesses claim the men slipped and fell into the hatch of the ship. Both longshoremen were taken to local hospitals with unspecified injuries.
Being injured in a slip and fall accident at a store like Target or Wal-mart in Houston, Texas can be a life-altering event. Please that have suffered from slip and fall accidents often suffer from serious pain from shoulder injuries or brain injuries. An injured person can recover damages like the amount of medical costs incurred or paid due to the accident through a Texas slip and fall claim if the store is found liable or possibly through settlement.
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.
The Weaver Law Firm has had plenty of Texas residents ring the firm to inquire about slip and fall or trip and fall cases that resulted in personal injury. Sometimes these accidents can result in head or brain injury when a person strikes their head after the fall. In response, we provide this short blog. In Texas premises liability cases we must first examine the status of the visitor to the property. Generally there are three categories that an injured individual may fall under. He or she may either be an invitee, a licensee or a trespasser.