Slip and fall injuries can have catastrophic results, from traumatic brain injury (TBI) to death. Particularly for senior citizens, slip and fall injuries can be very serious. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that people over the age of 65 are most at risk for slip and fall injuries. Seniors account for more than one million slip and fall cases each year, on average. Of these accidents, about half require hospitalization and between 1-2% are fatal.

Slip and fall injuries can happen to anyone, however, and if you fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Slip and fall injuries usually occur because of negligence of property owners. Slips, falls and trips on unshoveled sidewalks, icy driveways and slick steps can cause dramatic injuries in the hips, back, neck and limbs. Common injuries from these types of accidents include broken bones, pulled muscles, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury. Depending on the severity of the accident, injuries from slip and falls can be temporary, permanent or even fatal.

Protecting Your Rights

Property owners have a responsibility to keep high-traffic areas clear of snow, ice, debris and water. In addition, the law states that public surfaces must be well maintained and free of hazards. If a person or business fails to maintain the proper conditions on their premises, they can be held liable for injuries occurring on their property.

At The Goolsby Law Firm, our Dallas slip and fall injury lawyers sincerely believe that our clients deserve respect and professional courtesy. When you bring your case to our office, we’ll listen attentively to the details of your personal injury and recommend the best course of legal action for your specific case. Call a Dallas slip and fall injury lawyer at The Goolsby Law Firm at 972-394-2141 or on to schedule your free consultation. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you recover damages for your loss.