Slip and Fall Lawyers Fighting for your Rights

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for over one million visits to the emergency room each year. If you have been injured on another's property, and your accident could have been avoided by appropriate safety measures, you may have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim. Slip and fall accident lawyers G.R. (Randy) Akin and Greg Burton in Longview, TX, can help you hold a negligent property owner accountable for the injuries you have sustained and any associated medical costs. Mr. Akin and Mr. Burton are dedicated to their clients. We will advocate tirelessly on your behalf to ensure you collect the compensation to which you are entitled. Schedule your complimentary consultation today with a member of our team.

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A slip and fall accident can be caused by a wet, slippery surface.

Understanding the Basics

A slip and fall claim falls under premises liability law. These laws hold property owners liable for injuries that occur on their premises as a result of a defective or unsafe condition. Landowners have a duty to maintain safe grounds, and they are also responsible for labeling and addressing unsafe conditions in a timely manner. If they neglect this standard of care, the injured party may have grounds for a lawsuit.

Hazardous Conditions

There are several reasons why you may slip or trip on another's property. Common conditions that can result in injury include:

  • Broken staircases
  • Debris on a walkway
  • Potholes or uneven ground
  • Wet surfaces
  • Crumbling curbs
  • Concealed holes
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Unsecured rugs or carpets

To win a slip and fall claim, the victim must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and did not take measures to correct the hazard.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

A slip and fall accident can cause minor injuries such as bruises or lacerations. However, it can also result in a serious, life-threatening injury that impacts your life for years to come. Injuries can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

Injuries require medical treatment, and victims can accumulate substantial bills as a result. According to the NFSI, medical costs and compensation for employee slip and fall accidents amount to about $70 billion annually. This type of financial burden can jeopardize your family's future. You need an attorney that can secure the compensation you need and deserve.

What Our Firm Can Do for You

The first part of a premises liability claim is to establish negligence. If we determine that the property owner failed to provide a safe premises, we will compile all relevant evidence to prove your case. It is our goal to help you secure damages for: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

We understand the overwhelming burden an injury can present, and we are here to make the process as pain-free  as possible. If you or your loved one is in the hospital or otherwise immobilized, we will come to you. As qualified mediators, Mr Akin and Mr. Burton strive to settle claims outside of the courtroom. However, we are fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf should it be necessary. 

Let Us Help You Move Forward

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you need representation you can trust to help you secure fair compensation. Mr. Akin was recently named one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Burton has filed and tried numerous cases in state and federal district courts. Our firm works on a contingency basis for personal injury cases, which means we will not collect legal fees until you receive compensation. Schedule your free consultation to learn your legal options, or call us at (903) 297-8929.

Randy Akin and Greg Burton

G.R. Akin, P.C.

Randy Akin and Greg Burton have more than 50 years of combined experience. They are affiliated with several professional associations, including:

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Gregg County Bar Association

Contact us online to ask a question or call us at (903) 297-8929.

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