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If you have been injured in a slip and fall caused by someone else’s negligence, consult an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries.

What Are the Facts About Slip and Fall Accidents?

Every year in the U.S., more than 800,000 people are hospitalized with fall injuries, as reported by the CDC. One out of every five falls causes serious injury. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, and more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling (usually sideways). The following facts about slip and fall accidents are reported by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):

  • Slip and fall accidents account for more than one million emergency room visits every year. 
  • Fractures occur in 5% of people who fall.
  • Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and the primary cause of lost days from work.
  • 22% of slip and fall accidents result in more than 31 days away from work.
  • Floors and flooring materials directly contribute to more than two million fall injuries annually.
  • Falls are the second leading cause of spinal cord injury and brain injury among adults over the age of 65. 
  • Falls on the same level comprise approximately 60% of all compensable fall cases. 
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What Types of Injuries Can Slip and Fall Accidents Cause?

Slip or trip and fall accidents can cause various injuries, ranging in severity from minor to potentially life-threatening. These injuries may include:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Wrist and ankle sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Dislocations and torn ligaments in the knees
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hip fractures

Who Can Be Held Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents?

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, we can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability. Property owners and managers in Texas have a duty to invitees (visitors to the property for business purposes with the express or implied consent of the owner) to inspect the property and correct any dangerous condition or adequate warning of the hazard. If a slipping or tripping hazard on the property caused your accident and injuries, you may have a claim for compensation against the property or business owner. 

What Types of Hazards Can Cause Slip and Fall Accidents?

Dangerous conditions on a property can cause visitors to slip or trip and fall. This can happen at shopping malls, grocery stores, restaurants, swimming pools, amusement parks, and other commercial establishments.

Common causes of slip or trip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Food and drink spills
  • Loose, torn, or bulging carpet
  • Uneven flooring
  • Loose rugs or mats
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Potholes and cracks
  • Exposed wiring
  • Obstacles or debris in walkways
  • Defective stairways
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How Do You Prove a Slip and Fall Case in Texas?

To prevail in a slip-and-fall claim, you must prove the following elements of your case:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care.
  • The property owner breached that duty by failing to take reasonable steps to correct a known hazard on the property. (You must show that the property owner had previous knowledge of the dangerous condition and that failure to correct the hazard was unreasonable under the circumstances.)
  • The property owner’s negligence directly caused your accident and injuries.
  • You suffered damages because of the slip and fall accident.
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Do You Need a Slip and Fall Attorney to Represent You?

Like all premises liability claims, slip and fall cases can be complicated. At McCraw Law Group, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve. Our Texas slip-and-fall accident lawyers have decades of experience and a history of success for our clients. We can guide you through every step of the process. 


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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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