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Slip and Fall Attorney in the El Paso Area — Ready to Fight For You
Slip and fall accidents are serious. They account for 15 percent of work-related injuries. According to to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), well over one million Americans suffer a ‘slip, trip, and fall’ injury and over 17,000 people die annually because of these injuries.
As an attorney representing workers and personal injury cases in both El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM, Humberto Enriquez helps injured workers following on the job accidents. When it comes to a slip and fall accident, our law firm understands how challenging it may be to take on your employer. Don’t attempt to handle the situation alone. Our law firm will assist you in successfully taking on your employer.
Common Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries
While it’s possible to sustain a slip and fall injury through your own negligence, most accidents are due, at least in part, to the negligence of the employer. Some of the most common workplace slip and fall accidents include:
- An employer’s failure to place proper warning signs
- Torn carpeting
- Changes in flooring such as an indention
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairs
- Spilled material
- Wet floors
The injuries of these accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and abrasions
- Long-term medical complications
- Spinal cord injuries
- And many more
Common Questions About Slip and Fall Accidents at a Business
Other common types of personal injury cases occur when someone falls in a place of business—i.e. a restaurant, store, or office—due to the negligence of the business owner or company. These cases depend on the conditions of the facility, the level of responsibility in part of the establishment, and the specific circumstances of the fall or accident. Some of these include:
- Unsafe environment
- Spills or wet floors that cause slippery conditions
- Failure to properly clean the premises
- Failure to remove hazards or provide proper warnings
What is ‘Premises Liability’?
Premises liability is a pre-established set of criteria that all businesses must follow in order to make their establishment safe for all visitors, patrons, and customers. Any place of business has an obligation under the law to maintain its premises and facility and keep it safe for everyone that goes in and out of the property. When businesses or property owners fail to uphold this responsibility, they might be breaching these requirements and should, therefore, be held responsible for any injuries incurred on their premises.
The obligation changes as it pertains to the injured individual. In other words, the laws change based on whether you were on the premises as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. Your relationship to that particular business changes the nature of your case. All of these details are part of what we help you sort out and understand when you come in for your free consultation.
How to Tell if You Have a Qualifying Case
Slip and fall accidents happen within seconds, making it difficult to tell who is at fault. The main factors that determine who is liable are essential in determining whether you have a valid case.
The answers to the following questions will reveal whether you should file suit:
- Is the employer liable for the accident?
- Was the employer negligent or did they contribute to the accident in any way?
- Did the injured party cause or contribute to their own accident in any way?
What to Expect from Your Initial Consultation
At the Enriquez Law Firm, we offer free consultations for possible personal injury claims. In our initial meeting, we will learn about your case, the specific circumstances, and how we can help you. We help you assess the damages based on your injuries, medical bills, ability to work, etc. Physical documentation of medical bills and other corroborating evidence is key to making your case a success. This is why it is important to call us as soon as possible. We will advise you as to how to keep proper documentation and point you in the right direction.