Tuesday, October 15, 2013
If you've ever seen a live vaudeville show or even one of its television counterparts such as a Bob Hope special or The Carol Burnett Show, you know that the old "banana peel on the floor" gag is a sure-fire winner. An unsuspecting fellow takes a spill due to the slippery fruit and laughs ensue. But if you've ever been a victim of a slip and fall accident, you know better than most that the last thing you need in that moment is a laugh track. Sudden slips or trips can result in serious back and neck pain, arm or leg injuries and a variety of other medical issues that may linger for years.
You may have fallen recently and just chalked it up to clumsiness or bad luck. But there may be others to blame and accountability is needed!
Maybe you tripped over a curb outside your local drug store because it was crumbling or uneven and you broke your wrist in the fall.
It could be that your favorite grocery store had a leak in the frozen foods section and no signs posting the obvious danger of a wet floor and your lower back still hurts from your encounter with that puddle.
Have you ever walked across a parking lot in January to get into the shopping mall and thought to yourself how dangerous those unsalted ice patches could be? You aren't the only one.
Businesses are responsible for keeping their property safe for clients and customers, both inside and out. If you have been injured due to someone else's lack of due diligence regarding basic upkeep and maintenance, there is merit to your understandable desire for compensation. Have you been hurt due to someone else's negligence? Please talk to one of our personal injury attorneys in Austin, Houston or San Antonio today and we'll get started in working for the outcome you deserve.
Posted by Tony R. Bertolino, Esq. at 9:48 AM