Property owners are responsible for maintaining their properties to ensure that no visitors become injured. Unfortunately, premises are often improperly maintained and injuries do occur.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, get in touch with attorney Tanner Franklin at Hightower, Franklin, & James, PLLC. Based in Etoile, this East Texas law firm is on your side from day one of your personal injury accident. Tanner takes premises liability cases very seriously and is committed to helping you pursue the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Any type of fall can be embarrassing. Often, when people slip or trip and fall, they will get up quickly and move away from the situation to avoid additional embarrassment. However, it would be best if you took your time getting up because of possible injuries.
Individuals often put their hands out to brace themselves when they fall. This can result in broken bones in the hands, wrists and fingers. Landing on a leg wrong can cause a hip fracture, broken leg bone, sprained ankle or torn ligaments in the knee. It is possible to hit your head while falling, causing head injuries and possibly back, neck and spinal cord injuries.
Not only do you need to be slow to get up due to injuries, but you also need to take stock of your surroundings. What caused you to fall? Was there liquid on the floor? Was the sidewalk uneven? Was there a sign indicating possible danger? It is important to have the incident documented if at all possible, as it is easy for property owners to quickly clean up a spill or correct a dangerous situation, making it seem as though they are not responsible for your injuries.
In addition to slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls, there is a wide range of other types of accidents that can occur due to a property owner’s negligence. If you have been injured due to negligent security (that led to an assault or other injury), improper lighting, dog bite or animal attack, or other situation, you need to give our team a call to protect your rights.
To learn whether you have a case, arrange an initial consultation with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Nacogdoches County, contact us online or call 936-560-3300. Se habla español.