Let Our Award Winning Attorneys Fight for You

text direct call us

Slip and Fall Lawsuits


Slip and Fall & Premise Liability

Slip and fall accidents and injuries are often the result of negligent maintenance or the failure on the part of the property owner to address a known problem with walking surfaces. Lenore Shefman has gained exceptional results for clients who have been severely injured as a result of a slip and fall.

One client fell in his brother in law’s pool hall when he was walking to the restroom at 1:50 a.m. The floor had been recently mopped, and the caution “wet floor” sign was knocked down when the owner propped the door open with the warning “wet floor” sign. Our client walked around the corner and slipped on a super high concentrate of floor cleaner. He never saw the caution sign because the sign had slipped behind the restroom door when the door’s own weight caused the door to shut. He suffered serious injury to a pre-existing back problem requiring surgery. This client received a $600,000.00 settlement pre-trial. To client: $283,217.02, attorney’s fees in this matter were $270,000.00, hospital bills paid: $25,220.54, case costs: $21,562.44.

In one case a client fell exiting a restroom at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The establishment failed to correct a defect in the construction of the building causing an error in the rise and run of the slope that ran from the front door to the restroom. When the client exited the restroom she missed her footing, causing her to slip and fall. That client suffered a meniscal tear of the knee and required surgery.

Another client stepped out of his family van directly into an open utilities hole. He and his family were looking at new homes in a new home subdivision, and they were attempting to see the model home when the incident occurred. Our client had prior back problems and as a result of the fall into the hole, required back surgery to repair several discs.

Another Shefman Law jury trial case involved a client who was a trash/refuse collector. As he was bringing a dumpster to the truck his foot landed in a hole in a private driveway of an apartment building.

At Shefman Law, we have had great success in getting amazing results in these types of injury cases. Call us today if you or a loved one has been hurt or injured from a slip and fall type accident.

text an attorney direct 24/7

Latest From the Blog

Letter to the Mayor

We all agree on at least these three truths:

1) Austin does not have the infrastructure to support the current needs of all of the various travelers using our limited methods of transportation, such as roadways, highways, tollways, sidewalks (where they exist), bike lanes (where they exist) and surface

Another tragedy, another call for better streets

June 7, 2016, Alexei Baureis, a 14-year-old was hit and killed on his bicycle at the intersection of Spicewood Springs and Rustic Rock Drive. A large truck hit this child. After noting that the driver was not intoxicated and cooperative KXAN reports that police warn "with summer here, people on bikes

Meeting with the Chief of Police

In a time when traffic injuries and deaths are at an all time high and disproportionately affecting vulnerable road users, Monday, Chief Acevedo and Bike Austin are meeting at Mellow Johnny’s (May 23, 2016, 6pm). This meeting is to discuss the donation by Bike Austin to the APD of 2
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons