Hospitals can be dangerous for patients as well as visitors. One Texas man learned that in September 2014 while visiting a relative at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. The man, injured in a slip and fall accident, incurred serious injuries. He is bringing a lawsuit against Baptist Hospitals for $1 million. Here are the facts of the case and how you can get help if you are a victim of a slip and fall accident.
Bobby Jones was visiting a relative who was admitted at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas on September 22, 2014. While there, he slipped and fell on an unknown liquid present on the floor. Jones suffered multiple damages, including physical impairment, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and physical and mental pain and suffering. Jones is seeking between $200,000 and $1 million in addition to court costs.
The claim alleges that Baptist Hospitals:
- Were negligent in creating a safe and hazard free environment for visitors to the facility
- Failed to maintain the specific area of the floor where the liquid was present. The claim also says they failed to remove the liquid in a timely fashion to prevent injuries
- Failed to warn visitors of unsafe conditions and hazards
The claim was set to go to trial in September of 2017, but has been continued. Jones filed a continuance on August 2, 2017. This suggests that the defense needed more time to review discovery responses that were submitted late. Both parties agreed to a continuance in an August 14th hearing regarding the matter.
Were You Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Hospitals are one place where slip and fall accidents can occur, but there are many others. Department and grocery stores, supermarkets, gas stations and convenience stores, pharmacies, and other establishments can all be places where hazards exist and can potentially cause patrons to slip, fall, and become injured.
Gregory Bevel & Wesley Gould are experienced Texas personal injury lawyers who can help you bring forward a claim for compensation if you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident. We understand that slip and fall accidents often result in many damages, including but not limited to medical costs, lost wages, and pain and anguish. Our firm is committed to aggressively representing you and seeking the highest financial restitution award available in your case and holding those whose negligence is responsible for your injuries accountable for their carelessness. Call today for a consultation at (214) 580-2555.