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Consult with a trusted and reputable Houston slip and fall lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered a devastating slip or fall that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness.

The Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm is here to help you on your road to recovery. Backed by fifty years of combined experience as aggressive but compassionate lawyers, Graham Sutliff and Hank Stout have secured $1 BILLION in accident-related verdicts for Houston residents. Feel free to browse through the verified reviews of our satisfied clientele or read through our five-star rating on Google.

We strictly operate on a contingency-fee basis. You don’t have to pay us anything if we don’t win your case. Contact our Houston law office now at (713) 405-1263 for a free consultation, or send us a message through our secure online form.  

Why Choose The Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm?

Choosing the right slip and fall lawyer in Houston is critical for your lawsuit. You deserve a legal advocate who will tirelessly fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Sutliff & Stout’s personal injury law firm has strategic locations across Texas, ensuring that we can effectively serve accident victims throughout the state.

Our team’s expertise is also underscored by board certification in Personal Injury Trial Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization – an accomplishment achieved by less than 2% of all trial lawyers in their careers. This distinction exemplifies our unwavering dedication to mastering the intricacies of personal injury cases and premises liability laws to best serve our clients’ needs.

If you are prepared to pursue justice following a slip and fall incident, Sutliff & Stout stands as the premier choice for your lawsuit.

I wouldn’t even dare think of calling any other attorney.

“The Sutliff & Stout Law Firm helped me when I needed it the most with true professionalism and courtesy. Sutliff & Stout helped me make the best decisions possible. I would definitely recommend Sutliff & Stout to anyone that needs legal assistance. I wouldn’t even dare think of calling any other attorney.”
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Types of Slip and Fall Accidents at Commercial Properties

Most slip and fall cases include four types of incidents that occur at stores, restaurants, and other places of business.

  • Wet floors: When an employee mops or buffs the floor, it is important to warn the public by placing a sign warning about the slippery floor. If you are injured in a slip and fall due to negligent activity, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries by contacting a slippery floor injury attorney.
  • Damaged surfaces: Uneven or broken surfaces at a property can subject the owner to liability for a slip and fall claim if the defect is considered an unsafe condition.
  • An object on the floor: If an object is on the floor for an unreasonable amount of time or if an employee does not take action, the business would be liable for the injuries.
  • Conditions created by Owner or Employee: If the owner or an employee created an unsafe environment by not cleaning up liquids or picking up an object on the floor would be a negligent act and can be considered a dangerous environment.

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    Can I Sue a Property Owner for My Accident?

    Property owners and managers are required by law to keep their property safe if it is open to the public, visitors, or social guests. If they fail to do so, they may be legally responsible (or “liable”) for any injuries that occur as a result of unsafe conditions present on their property. This concept is sometimes referred to as “premises liability law.”

    When determining whether a property owner is liable for failing to keep their property safe, you have to ask a number of questions.

    • Is the injured person classified as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser?
    • What duty does the property owner owe to the injured person? The duty owed depends on how the injured person is classified.

    The most common type in a slip and fall case is an invitee. An invitee is a person who visits someone else’s property after an express or implied invitation and for the mutual benefit of the invitee and the property owner. A prime example is a grocery store. The store should ensure a safe environment for its customers.

    A licensee is a person permitted to enter the building to fulfill specific duties. The most common type of licensees include utility workers.

    A trespasser is someone who enters the property without any permission.

    Generally, a property owner can only be held liable if the person injured is an invitee or licensee. And they owe a greater duty to an invitee over a licensee.

    Victims of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can file an injury claim with a fall accident attorney if one of the following is true:

    • The owner of the premises or an employee caused a dangerous condition such as a spill, worn or torn spot in the carpet, or uneven staircase to be underfoot.
    • The owner of the premises or an employee knew about a dangerous condition but did nothing about it.
    • The owner of the premises or an employee should have known about a reasonably discoverable dangerous condition and removed or repaired it.

    However, there is a major exception to the general rule that a property owner has a duty to protect someone from a dangerous condition. That exception is known as the “Open and Obvious Doctrine”. If the dangerous condition is determined to be an open and obvious one, then it may not need an additional warning or repair from the property owner. In this situation, even an invitee may not be able to secure compensation, unless there are special aspects of the dangerous condition that make it unreasonably dangerous.

    An experienced slip-and-fall attorney in Houston can help you understand whether you have a cause of action against the owner or manager of the property where you were hurt.

    Damages in a Premises Liability Lawsuit

    A slip-and-fall accident can cause serious injuries. Medical bills for doctors’ visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and prescription medications can add up quickly. After a fall, you may be unable to return to work due to your physical limitations or disabilities. Houston families often struggle to keep up with the expenses associated with an accident of this kind.

    Fortunately, Texas law provides slip and fall accident victims and their families with a path to justice.  By filing a premises liability lawsuit, your personal injury lawyer will help you gain financial security as well as a sense of closure in knowing that the party or parties responsible for your injuries will be held accountable by a court of law.

    Money damages that take into account the following may be available to those who were injured on the property of another:

    • The cost of past and future medical treatment;
    • Physical pain and emotional suffering;
    • Wages lost because of work missed after an accident;
    • Reduced earning capacity due to permanent disability; and
    • Time spent away from your family and loved ones

    Contact A Houston Slip and Fall Lawyer Now

    Seeking assistance from a top-rated Houston slip and fall attorney could significantly impact your ability to secure the maximum compensation for your losses and ensure accountability for the negligent actions of the responsible party.

    At Sutliff & Stout, our dedicated legal team is committed to helping you fight for justice. You can trust us to safeguard your rights and prevent any exploitation by the property owner’s insurance company.

    We understand the urgency of your situation, which is why we promptly file your claim to expedite the process of obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.

    Take the first step towards recovery by reaching out to us today. Call us at (713) 405-1263 for a free consultation, or send us a message through our secure online form.

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