We all trip over our own feet from time to time — some of us more than others — so it’s normal to expect an occasional bump or bruise as a fact of life. Slips and falls become more serious, though, when they happen because of unsafe conditions on public or commercial property.
Property managers and maintenance workers who are responsible for retail stores, shopping malls, parking garages, banks, schools, restaurants, and apartment complexes are all supposed to make sure that people who visit their properties stay safe while they are there. Walkways should be free of tripping hazards, recently mopped floors should be conspicuously marked with “Wet Floor” signs, and parking areas should be well-lit for safe walking. You have a reasonable expectation of safety in any public space, and when that safety is violated, you do not have to face the aftermath alone.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, contact our Odessa, TX, slip and fall lawyers today to learn about your options for compensation.