Slip and Fall Lawyers
When you’re a guest on someone else’s property, whether it’s their business or home, you expect to be safe. You also expect that their property will be free of hazards and dangers. At the very least, you would expect a warning about any unsafe conditions from the property owner. Unfortunately, some people neglect their property and don’t stay on top of general maintenance and repairs. This can lead to a serious fall that results in catastrophic injuries. If you’ve fallen on someone else’s property and you’ve suffered serious injuries, slip and fall lawyers Texas can help.
A Texas Slip and Fall Attorney Can Hold the Negligent Party Responsible
If you’ve fallen on someone’s property, you should speak with a Texas slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. Falls are one of the most common types of premises liability claims. This area of the law determines whether a property owner can be held responsible for the injuries sustained on the property.
In some cases, a property owner may be held liable for non-economic and economic damages, if a person was injured in a building or on their land. However, an attorney must prove that the property owner was negligible for the fall. In some situations, the property owner will not be held responsible if a person falls on their property. The best way to increase your chances of winning a suit in a slip and fall case is to contact an experienced attorney.
Common Slip and Fall Causes in Texas
Slip and falls can happen for a variety of reasons. An attorney can handle cases that arose from:
- Holes and cracks in sidewalks and pavement
- Poorly maintained balconies, decks, or stairs
- Poorly lit areas
- Uneven surfaces
- Mats and rugs without non-slip backing
- Wet floors due to rain
- Spilled liquids or food
- Loose floorboards
- Loose carpet
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
To prove a case, a lawyer must investigate and gather evidence.
Slip and Fall Injuries
The injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can range from mild to severe.
Common slip and fall injuries can include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Ligament, tendon, and muscle strains and sprains
- Joint dislocations
- Fractured bones
Regardless of the injury sustained in this type of accident, a lawyer should be contacted. When a person is injured as the result of someone else’s recklessness or carelessness, the victim has the right to hold that person responsible. They also have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries and the impact the injuries have had on their life.
What to Do After a Fall
After a fall, if you’re seriously injured, call 911.
If you can stand and walk, take photos of the accident scene. This will be crucial evidence in your case. Some property owners will immediately make repairs or clean up the accident scene. Take photos of everything you can, note any debris in your path or damage that you believe caused your fall, such as uneven floors, or a loose handrail. Note what the weather is like if the fall happened outdoors.
Notify the Property Owner
This step is crucial. You must notify the property owner of your accident. This can also be used as evidence in court. This notifies the property owner of the exact time you were injured.
Speak with Witnesses
If there were any people around who witnessed your fall, get their full names and phone numbers.
Seek Medical Attention
Immediately after a fall, a person will feel shaken, disoriented, and if there are severe injuries, they will be in pain. In other cases, a person may feel okay after they have fallen, just a little sore. But the following day, they may experience severe, debilitating pain. Some injuries may not show up until several hours after a fall. Because of this, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately, even if you feel okay after the fall. Failure to seek medical attention can be detrimental to your case. An insurance company or the property owner’s attorney can claim that your current injuries happened after or before the slip and fall incident.
Contact an Attorney
Speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer Texas. A lawyer with experience in this field will know the steps you need to take to prove your claim.
Do Not Speak to an Insurance Company
If an insurance company has contacted you on behalf of the property owner, trying to get your statement regarding the accident, do not answer the phone. Instead, contact your attorney. Your lawyer can handle all communication with insurance companies and other lawyers involved. An insurance company’s goal is to pay nothing or as little as possible. They will contact an accident victim to record their statement. During this conversation, the insurance adjuster will do their best to make you admit fault and will try to trick you into saying something that can hurt your case.
Contact the Top Slip and Fall Lawyers in Texas
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in Texas, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our team of lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine what caused the fall and your injuries. If the property owner is responsible for your fall, we will hold them accountable. We will take over communication with the insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, we are also prepared to take your case to trial and hold the negligent party responsible. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help.
Ben Dominguez Law Firm4899 Montrose Blvd, #1512, Houston, Texas 77006