Have you been injured by slipping, tripping, or falling while on another person’s or business’s property? If so, you understand the pain and suffering associated with an injury occurring from a preventable trip and fall.
Unfortunately, slip-and-fall incidents happen every day across the state of Texas. Although some falls occur by accident, much of the time falls can be attributed to hidden dangers that were not accurately addressed by businesses, stores, restaurants, and other public locations. When business owners or property managers do not take the necessary steps to repair or warn pedestrians of dangers such as wet floors, missing railings, or broken floorboards, potentially devastating injuries, including death, can occur.
What to Know About Slip-and-Fall Cases
Restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, office buildings, parking lots, hotels, amusement parks, and all other properties in and around the South Texas area may have hazardous conditions that lead to slip-and-fall accidents.
The owners and managers of these properties have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to keep their premises well maintained and free from hazards such as:
- Poorly lit walkways
- Missing or defective stairs
- Missing or broken railings
- Spills and standing water
- Slippery surfaces
- Weather hazards, such as ice or rainwater
- Loose rugs, mats, or carpeting
When business owners or building managers do not repair such hazards in a timely manner or do not warn visitors of the danger at hand to keep their facilities safe for all, they can be held legally accountable for injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall associated with their negligence.
Why Hire a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer to Help with Your Case?
If you’ve been the victim of a preventable slip and fall, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the property owner for your medical care, plus lost earnings if you are unable to work. You may even be able to recover money for emotional trauma linked to your injuries and the incident itself.
Although victims can pursue damages on their own, it is best to work with an experienced slip-and-fall lawyer who knows the ins and outs of pursuing such claims.
Slip-and-fall cases can be complicated and lengthy to pursue. For victims who need to focus on recuperating and healing, a dedicated trip-and-fall lawyer can handle the complex details of the case with professional-level attention.
From evaluating how much your case is actually worth to proving property owner negligence to ensuring all parties responsible are held liable, slip-and-fall attorneys offer peace of mind and necessary legal support to victims. When dealing with a business or property owner’s legal team or insurance companies, victims are often at the mercy of parties who are aiming to get out of the situation with little to no financial responsibility. A talented legal professional will stand by your side and ensure the at-fault party does not get away with it.
Given the limited amount of time victims have to file a claim, it is important to talk to a legal professional about your right to compensation before it’s too late.
How the Lopez Law Group Can Help
At the Lopez Law Group, we have the experience and understanding of slip-and-fall accident claims to offer accurate insight regarding your specific case. When you work with our lawyers, you will find our firm is prepared to take an aggressive stance to seek justice on your behalf.
We proudly serve Houston, Weslaco, Tyler, Spring, Mission, McAllen, Laredo, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, and other locations throughout Texas. Our trip-and-fall lawyers help victims to recover money for:
- Medical expenses (emergency and ongoing)
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
We can help you build a compelling case that supports your right to compensation and prove the property owner’s fault. Contact us online or call (956) 968-7800 to schedule your free case consultation.