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May 22

As Ft. Worth Opens Back Up, Be Careful Where You Walk

Slip and Falls

It’s an unfortunate fact, but Ft. Worth, Texas ranks in the top 10 cities in the United States for pedestrian accidents.

Now, after months of sheltering in place at home, experts believe the number of pedestrian accidents. While driving a car is like riding a bike, drivers who have been driving significantly less (or not at all) may not be at the top of their game when it’s time to get back out on the roadways.

A primary concern is our programmed attention to look for pedestrians on the road. So if you typically walk to where you need to go, we caution you to be extra careful as Ft. Worth opens back up.

The easiest way to be [...]

Dec 1

What Happens If You Slip and Fall at Work In Texas?

Slip and Falls | Work Injury

Slipping on a banana peel has been classic slapstick for decades, but real slip and fall accidents are rarely funny. Slip and fall accidents can cause broken bones, concussions, and other injuries that result in time off of work.

But what happens if you slip and fall at work? Premises liability (aka slip and fall) claims are one of the most-filed personal injury lawsuits in the country. The rules and policies regarding these suits are slightly altered when the premises in your workplace.

Know what next steps to take so you can file a workers’ compensation claim (or a different lawsuit) after an injury.

How Does Texas Define a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Texas employers have the choice of whether or [...]

Aug 23

How Texas Seniors Can Keep Themselves From Slipping and Falling

Slip and Falls

As Texas seniors get older, falls become more frequent and more serious. A slip is often more than just a scraped knee. Slip and fall accidents become the cause of broken bones and traumatic brain injury among others.

Still, slip and fall accidents are just that – accidents – and seniors and their loved ones can easily take steps to prevent slip and fall injuries by looking closely at their homes and making small changes.

Flooring renovations, safety device installs, and regular health check-ups are three keys to keeping seniors safe and out of the emergency room.

Choose the Right Flooring

Slip and fall accidents don’t have to be the result of a banana peel or a broken step. Changes [...]

Mar 28

Texans Are Likely to Slip and Fall in These Places

Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents account for over one million emergency room visits each year, and constitute the primary cause of lost days from work. In other words, they’re far more serious than either their name or the media would have you believe. People get truly hurt from slip and falls, and if another’s negligence led to that fall, you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistake.

Unfortunately, many insurance companies and their policy holders “mitigate damages” by shirking their responsibilities. Take one Texas woman’s eight-year court battle with a Marriott affiliate hotel. After two trials, four third-party witnesses, expert medical testimony, and undeniable proof of her worsening condition, Marriot still insisted they had zero fault for the injury.

Her [...]

Jan 4

Things You Should Do after a Slip and Fall in Texas

Premises Liability | Slip and Falls

So, you slipped and fell.

Many people may instinctively try and get back up immediately, especially if the fall was in a public place. Falls often feel embarrassing, and your initial thoughts may be about getting out of there and putting the looks and laughter from others behind you… even if there really isn’t any.

Unfortunately, this is one of the worst things that you can do. Why? Because in some cases slip and falls can result in very serious injuries. Fractures. Concussions. Musculoskeletal trauma.

Forcing yourself up and onward can cause further damage. Just as importantly, if you flee the scene of your slip and fall accident, you may not be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

Why [...]

Oct 15

Typical Injuries That Texans Experience in Slip and Falls

Premises Liability | Slip and Falls | Trip and Falls

If you have a slip and fall, it might be no big deal. Maybe you’ll be able to pick yourself up and move on. Sometimes, though, these types of accidents can result in significant injuries.

What kinds of injuries?

In this post, we’re going to cover some of the most common injuries that can result from a slip and fall in Texas and what you can do to fight back if your fall occurred due to another’s negligence.

Types of Texas Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries occur every day across Texas. These injuries occur in all kinds of places – workplaces, public places, and commercial areas like retail stores, hotels, sports venues, restaurants, and more.

As many [...]

Jun 1

Who Can Be Held Liable in Texas Premises Liability Cases?

Premises Liability | Slip and Falls

If you are injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit – but who exactly can be held liable under Texas law?

You may have grounds to file suit against any of the following parties in a premises liability lawsuit, depending on your situation.

Property Owners

This one seems obvious, right? The owner of the property in question is the most likely individual or entity responsible for your premises liability damages. This could be a home owner, a property owner, or a business owner. If the owner was negligent in the care of their property, and it resulted in injury to you, you may be able to receive compensation for your [...]

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