Slip-and-falls were the #3 cause of occupational injuries involving days away from work in 2016 in the United States, often causing sprains, strains and tears. The industries most at risk for slip-and-fall accidents are transportation, warehousing and agriculture – this essentially puts a bullseye on the backs of thousands of hard-working men and women of Texas.
But slip-and-fall accidents can happen to anyone, at any time outside of their profession. Public transportation hubs, private businesses and government buildings must all provide safe environments for workers, visitors and customers.
If you sustained a slip-and-fall injury while on the job or as a private citizen, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer and/or property owner. But proving unsafe conditions can be an extremely difficult and lengthy process, which is why you need the best possible slip-and-fall lawyer.
You need Morgan Bourque.
A former prosecutor, Morgan is experienced in all types of injury claims stemming from slips and falls. His strong track record of verdicts and favorable settlements continually demonstrate his status as one of Texas’ leading slip-and-fall lawyers. Unsafe conditions exist in nearly every building and workplace, and Morgan knows that no two slip-and-fall claims are identical. That’s why he collaborates with experts to reconstruct accident scenes, collect evidence and clearly explain to juries and judges how negligence and unsafe conditions caused your injury.
What Constitutes A Slip-and-Fall Claim?
The National Safety Council defines slips, trips and falls as the following events:
- Slips and trips without falling; injuries occurring when a worker catches himself or herself from falling due to slip or trip
- Falling on the same level; includes tripping, slipping, falling while sitting, and falling onto or against object on the same level
- Falling to a lower level; includes falling from a collapsing structure, falling through surfaces, and falling from ladders, roofs, scaffolding or other structures
- Jumping to a lower level, which is different from falls because they are controlled and voluntary
And while these definitions are tailored to work-related accidents, they also largely apply to an entity’s customers and visitors.
WHY YOU NEED A TEXAS SLIP-AND-FALL LAWYER
Anyone injured due to unsafe conditions is usually entitled to compensation for their pain, suffering and their medical costs. However, employers, business owners and insurance companies will regularly challenge who was at fault and often minimize the seriousness of your injury in an effort to reduce the compensation payment you deserve.
You need an experienced accident lawyer who specializes in slip-and-fall accidents to communicate with the insurance companies, investigate the cause of the incident, obtain videos, identify witnesses, prove who was at fault and properly evaluate and present your injuries to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Morgan Bourque is the slip-and-fall lawyer you need.
Morgan takes great pride in fighting for the rights of the injured and leaves no stone unturned when seeking compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages and psychological distress.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a slip-and-fall while working, or visiting a commercial or government property, you need a protector and a fighter. Morgan Bourque is the slip-and-fall lawyer you can depend on for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.