In investigating cases where people fall down stairs, we find that many times the stairs are not within the existing commercial and residential building codes. This helps us establish liability.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere — from grocery stores to sidewalks and on the job, to a person’s home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans suffer injuries from slips, falls and trips every year. Over 17,000 people die per year because of these accidents. Of the 50 percent of falls that occur at home, 24 percent happen close to, or around the outside of the home. Most slip and fall injuries happen on level ground or floor; and about 16 percent of the slip and falls happen on stairs or escalators.
Rad Law Firm encounters slip and fall cases on a regular basis. In a recent case, according to court documents a Carrollton man was leaving his apartment early in the morning. He fell and broke his ankle and the injury required surgery. The surgery was completed at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The apartment complex denied liability and tried to place the blame on the victim because the emergency room reports indicated that the man had alcohol in his system.
Not knowing what to do at this point, the man turned to Rad Law Firm for professional help. The personal injury law firm launched a full investigation and found that the apartment complex did not keep the stairs properly lit. Furthermore, according to court records the sprinklers were running at the time, thus making the steps wet. More importantly, the steps were not within the city’s commercial and residential building code. Steps that are out of code can be dangerous, causing injury and/or death. Rad Law Firm obtained almost a quarter million dollar settlement for the Carrollton resident.
If you or a loved one suffered injury or death because of a slip and fall accident and need a personal injury attorney / law firm in Houston, Fort Worth or Dallas, contact Rad Law Firm. Many apartment complexes try to place the blame on the victim, but in reality, the apartment complex may be at fault. In the above-mentioned case, the steps were not up to code, and the complex was or should have been aware. Furthermore, the apartment complex was aware that the sprinklers were watering the steps, making them slippery and thus hazardous.
Don’t let the property owner talk you out of filing a legitimate claim by trying to place blame on you. Rad Law Firm is able to investigate slip and fall cases and its attorneys are accomplished in getting their clients the results they deserve, whether through a settlement or litigation. Get the compensation you deserve and get your medical bills paid.
Call Rad Law Firm today at (972) 661-1111 in Dallas, (817) 543-1999 in Fort Worth or (713) 590-1111 in Houston so that we can evaluate your case for free.