Common Slip & Fall Injuries in Austin TX
Imagine yourself in the home of a friend or family member, or perhaps you are out shopping in a local Austin store. At first, you attribute your stumble to your clumsiness. Then, in a quick, unexpected moment, you slip and fall. But what if there was another cause behind your accident?
Property owners, private or public, are responsible for maintaining their environments to protect visitors from injury. Making sure floors and walkways are clear of debris and spills, handrails are in good condition, tiles and floorboards are secure, and even are just a few of the basic but essential duties a property owner has.
Unfortunately, some property owners in Austin neglect their responsibilities, and guests slip and fall, leading to severe and, in some cases, life-threatening bodily injuries.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) article "Facts About Falls," falls have serious physical consequences:
- 20% of falls result in broken bones or head trauma
- 3 million older adults are treated for fall-related injuries every year
- close to 1 million people are hospitalized because of falling, and 300,000 hospitalized experience hip fractures
- 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling
- the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries is falling
On top of hip fractures and brain injuries, other common slip & fall injuries include:
- injuries to the knees and ankles
- spinal cord injuries
- cuts or lacerations that could leave scars
- muscle strains and sprains
- shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries
- broken bones
In addition to the physical impact slip and falls cause, there is also a financial toll in the billions of dollars required to treat these injuries. Victims also find themselves out of work and incapacitated as they face mounting hospital bills.
Suppose you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall and wonder what your options may be. In that case, your best option is finding an Austin slip & fall attorney who understands what you are facing and can help you navigate what could be an otherwise complicated and overwhelming process.
If you find yourself in this situation, you have no reason to go through it alone. There are legal remedies available to you, but you need to have someone with experience helping victims of slip-and-fall accidents and empathy to understand your plight fully.
A lawyer in Austin will understand the protections and relief the law provides and the type of compensation you are entitled to. Carabin Shaw is here to help.
The experienced Texas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw have the knowledge you need and the empathy you want to represent and fight for your rights. When you call our offices, an attorney will meet you for a free case review / initial consultation. Meeting with you allows you to provide the unique details of your case, so we know how we will best advocate for your best interests.
We are leaders in the legal field, helping those injured by the negligence of others. We know how to advocate for those we represent, and Carabin Shaw's client reviews are a testament to our track record.
Our office has Spanish and English-speaking staff who are available to talk with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you meet with us, we will thoroughly assess your case and provide you with the best legal representation. We will work hard to earn the trust you place in our team to fight for your rights.
Slip and fall injuries are stressful to victims and their families. The physical and emotional impact is devastating. You deserve someone who will stand with you and for you.
Call the law office of Carabin Shaw today toll-free at 800-862-1260.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701