Laredo Slip and Fall Accident Claims
A slip and fall is an accident typically occurs when a person trips and falls down or slides on a slick surface, such as ice, wet floors, or a spill of water or another fluid, causing an unintended injury. If you've been hurt on a commercial property in Laredo, you may need the help of a Laredo premises liability attorney.
Every time a customer visits a private business or even a public building, the owner or manager owes a duty of care to that customer. When negligence occurs, you are entitled to demand that the business pay for any damages resulting from the fall. This sort of litigation is filed to safeguard the rights of those who have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident. This also applies to workplace accidents when a business fails to keep workers safe from accidents.
If you wish to seek compensation for your injuries, you'll need to find a personal injury attorney who has handled slip and fall cases before. You will discover during your investigation that Carabin Shaw has a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for Laredo slip and fall accident claims.Top Reasons Why People File Slip and Fall Accident Claims in Laredo
A slip and fall claim can occur anywhere and at any time and for different reasons. Read on to learn about the most common reasons people file these types of claims.
- Unsafe, uneven flooring (includes pavement in parking lots)
- Bulging or loose carpeting
- Obstruction of pathways, hallways, or walkways
- Moist, wet, waxy, greasy, slick floors
- Inadequate signage after mopping a floor
- Dangerous wiring across walkways
- Loose hand railing along staircases
- Warped, loose stairs
- Improper placement of mats and rugs
Any of the above-mentioned scenarios can result in a slip and fall claim, but these are not the only reasons to file a claim. A lawyer can answer any questions you have about what constitutes a slip and fall claim. The top Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to assist victims of negligence by providing legal advice via a free initial consultation.Slip and Fall Claims in the Workplace
Most work-related injuries are compensated through a worker’s compensation claim. In Texas, however, employers are not required by law to purchase worker’s compensation insurance.
You may need to file a separate personal injury claim if your employer has chosen to opt out of the workers' compensation program in order to receive payout for your injuries.
There are a few ways to prove workplace negligence. After a workplace slip and fall accident in Laredo consider the following:
- Is your employer required to set mats that capture water, mud, and grime when you step into the building?
- Did employees receive proper training to avoid slip and fall accidents?
- Was there any effort made by your employers to cordon off any unsafe or dangerous areas?
- Did you do everything reasonable to avoid getting hurt?
- How soon after the accident did you seek medical attention?
Carabin Shaw has guided victims of slip in fall accidents across the state to receive maximum compensation for lost income, medical expenses, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. Browse through our clients’ positive experiences with our top legal staff and attorneys by visiting Carabin Shaw’s client reviews.Free Initial Consultation
After a careful review of your case, we will advise you on the best course of action. Not only is our initial consultation free, we also work under a contingent-free agreement, meaning that you will not pay for our professional legal services until after we win your case. Call our office to see what we can do for you.
When you contact our Laredo office to book your first appointment, you will speak with a friendly English and Spanish-speaking staff, who are available 24/7 and can be reached toll-free at 800-862-1260.