Many consumers are shocked to learn that Texas has over 1,800 coin-operated or card-operated laundromats. And these are only the ones that are free standing and open to the public. There are countless more laundromat facilities in the many apartment and condo complexes across the state to accommodate those with no laundry machines at home. It could also come as a surprise that even people who have their own washer and dryer at home make an occasional trip to a laundromat to complete several loads of laundry in the time it would take to do only one at home.
But when choosing to save time or because they have no washer and dryer at home, many of these laundromat patrons never consider the many safety hazards found in these establishments. Sadly, with no ownership of the equipment or the space, many users are less than careful or respectful about how they use the washers and dryers or the space. They never clean up spills, report issues with the units, or follow common sense rules like not washing items saturated with gasoline or other chemicals in the washers. So there are many opportunities for the average laundromat customer to suffer a slip and fall or other injury while using these common facilities.
If you or a loved one has suffered a laundromat slip and fall accident, the expert staff at Lone Star Injury Law Firm is here to provide the answers you need to help you overcome the challenges created by your injuries and even your temporary loss of income. We can be reached 24/7 to ensure you have dependable legal information and resources as soon as you need them. And we are proud to offer a free consultation to any personal injury victim to review and evaluate the legal merit of their claim. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lone Star Injury Law Firm today to ensure you understand your rights as a personal injury victim and how we can help protect them.
The tasks being undertaken in a laundromat often involve liquids, powered soaps, and water, all of which can create nasty slip and fall hazards. So customers must remain attentive to their surroundings when working in the often close quarters of a laundromat. Some of the most common safety concerns to watch for in this setting include:
These are just some of the hazards that could be encountered on your next visit to a laundromat. And while some are easy to spot and avoid, others can be difficult to detect before it is too late. Please remember, the staff at Lone Star Injury Law Firm is here to help if you have suffered a slip and fall, toxic poisoning, assault, or exposure to harmful chemicals in a laundromat that resulted in an injury or loss. Our dedicated staff has the expertise and experience to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained in a laundromat.
Suffering a slip and fall injury does not automatically give you the right to sue the owner of the facility. Accidents happen all day and in every location imaginable. And some are simply due to the person not paying attention or an unforeseeable or unavoidable hazard. So you will need to provide all the details of your slip and fall incident to your laundromat slip and fall accident attorney at Lone Star Injury Law Firm. Using the information you provide and possibly that of witnesses, your attorney will determine if you have grounds for a laundromat slip and fall accident injury lawsuit due to negligence on the part of the laundromat staff.
Most personal injury victims are unaware of the obligations of duty of care that falls to business and property owners. However, these laws outline the requirements owners must follow to ensure the safety of their customers or guests. The minimum level of care accepted is that which the average prudent person would provide. So it is easy to apply the guidelines to most situations.
For example, if a piece of equipment is leaking water on the floor, the laundromat owner should discover the issue during routine inspections and contact someone to repair the unit. In addition, they should place a caution sign in the area to alert customers of the possible wet floor and increased potential for a slip and fall incident. This common sense approach is what the average person would likely do in the same situation.
If the staff of the laundromat fails to meet the minimum standards of duty of care, they can be found negligent in their duty of care to their patrons. In addition, if that negligence is found to have caused or contributed to a patron suffering an injury, such as a slip and fall, the laundromat owner could be held responsible for the victim’s losses and expenses.
Many personal injury victims are shocked to learn that there are no pre-determines values for personal injuries. The value of your laundromat slip and fall accident lawsuit will be determined by evaluating your expenses and compiling all allowable ones to create a claim value. The typical items included in a slip and fall injury lawsuit are:
If the injuries sustained were severe or the recovery time extensive, you can also include a dollar amount to account for your pain and suffering. Your slip and fall attorney most often determines the amount as they use their vast experience in these cases to determine a fair and reasonable amount based on your injuries.
By law, personal injury victims have two years from the date of their incident to file a claim with the court system. If the case is not filed with the court by then, they will typically lose the right to seek compensation for losses from that event. However, there are no rules regarding how soon you can file your claim against the laundromat owner after the incident. So if you experience significant financial challenges and want to file the claim as quickly as possible, that is allowable. Your laundromat slip and fall legal team from Lone Star Injury Law Firm will work diligently to prepare your claim and have it filed at the time that best meets your short and long-term needs.
Many personal injury victims worry that their inability to pay upfront legal fees will prevent them from getting the best legal representation. In addition, they know that without a quality lawyer, they will likely have significant issues securing the full and fair settlement or verdict they deserve for the slip and fall injuries they suffered at the laundromat.
Fortunately, the staff at Lone Star Injury Law Firm has a solution. Our payment policy never required clients to pay any upfront legal fees or expenses for our expert staff to handle their laundromat slip and fall accident injury lawsuit. Instead, we only get paid after we have completed your claim and secured the settlement or verdict needed to pay your legal fees and other expenses created by your injury incident. In addition, if we fail to win your laundromat slip and fall accident lawsuit, you owe us nothing,
Many victims think that this is simply marketing jargon or a hoax. However, this is the foundation of our business mantra and professional ethics. Every personal injury victim deserves the best legal service, regardless of how much money they have in the bank. In addition, there is no better way to convince our clients that they always come first. And finally, offering to work for free if we fail lets every client know that we are entirely confident in our ability to win their case and get them the compensation they deserve for the injuries they suffered in their laundromat slip and fall accident. Please get in touch with Lone Star Injury Law Firm today to learn more about your rights and how our team will work tirelessly to protect them and your future financial stability.