Each year slip and fall injuries come in second to the number of people injured in car accidents.
If you slipped on an unsafe surface and were injured, contact our Houston slip and fall attorneys right away to discuss your legal options. You may have a solid legal case. Getting a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible can ensure that your rights are protected.
The Adley Law Firm represents clients who have been injured in slip and fall cases. Our injury lawyers have over 22 years of experience handling slip and fall cases. Contact our offices for a free consultation and case evaluation.
You Don’t Have to Suffer From The Consequences of an Injury
Slips and falls happen daily, and they can happen anywhere and anytime. If you are involved in such a situation, you need to hire a lawyer immediately to get the best compensation you deserve.
You do not have to suffer from the consequences of an injury caused by another person. These professionals can help you in every step of the process, from filing the proper paperwork to getting the compensation you deserve.
There are Many Causes of a Slip and Fall Accidents
Therefore it is essential to make a list of all the details after your injury:
- Unclean or unkempt areas
- Floor condition
- Any witnesses
Warning signs such as “wet floor” and others can help your case.
An experienced slip and fall attorney can determine the fault of the slip and fall. We will handle all aspects of your case and keep you updated as we go. We will deal with all parties involved. They may include employers, insurance companies, any medical billing issues, and other sources if necessary.
Do You Have a Slip and Fall Claim?
Every slip and fall claim is determined whether the at-fault party acted “reasonably”. The law focuses on whether the property owner makes regular and thorough efforts to keep the property clean and safe.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether the property owner or business owner may be accountable for your injuries:
- Had the dangerous area where you tripped and fell been there long enough that the owner should have known about it?
- Does the owner have proof of regular maintenance of inspecting and cleaning the premises?
- Was there a legitimate reason for the object to be there?
- Could the object have been removed?
- Was there a safer place the object could have been placed?
- Could a warning sign have been placed to prevent people from slipping and falling?
- Did poor or broken lighting contribute to the accident?
If more than one of these questions comes out in your favor, you may have a good slip and fall claim. However, you must also consider whether your carelessness contributed to your slip and fall.
In every slip and fall case, you must determine whether your carelessness contributed to the accident.
It would be best if you asked yourself these questions about your carelessness:
- Did you have a legitimate reason for being in the dangerous area?
- Would a careful person have noticed the dangerous area and avoided it?
- Were there any warning signs around the hazardous area?
- Were you doing anything that would distract you from paying attention to where you were going?
Don’t trust insurance adjusters and you don’t have to prove to an insurance adjuster that you were careful. You shouldn’t speak to them, your attorney should talk to them on your behalf.
Proving Fault in Your Slip and Fall Case
Negligent property owners and managers can be held accountable for injuries on their property.
A property owner can be held liable for a slip and fall when:
- Duty of Care: The owner or employee caused the dangerous condition.
- Breach of Duty: The owner or employee knew or should have known about the dangerous condition but did nothing about it.
- The Breach Caused Your Accident: The breach of duty caused your accident and injuries and resulted in financial, emotional, and physical losses.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling slip and fall cases and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Working With Our Slip and Fall Attorneys
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of another person, or if you were involved in an accident in which someone else was at fault, you will want to take advantage of the legal representation available to you. Not only are lawyers there for you when you are looking for compensation, but they are there to assist you with the rest of your recovery. In addition to helping with your compensation, they will also help you with any personal injury claims that you may face in the future.
Our Houston slip and fall attorneys are respected in the field and will handle your case as professionally and aggressively as possible.
You may be able to recover significant financial awards relating to your case, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Therapies needed and many more.
Because Texas slip and fall laws are so complicated, it is always essential to have qualified legal representation before making a claim. Our slip and fall lawsuits are handled on a contingent basis, which means we do not get paid if we lose your case. Our clients only pay us a predetermined portion of their successful award, never anything more. There are no hidden charges.
Your slip and fall lawsuit must be filed in a certain amount of time, legally known in Texas as a “statute of limitations.” If you do not file your claim in time, you may not be able to file one at all, regardless of any obvious guilt of other people involved.
While medical attention should always be your first concern, finding and filing your slip and fall lawsuit promptly should also be a vital issue in your case. If you or a loved one has fallen or tripped while on another’s property, please contact The Adley Law Firm immediately for a free consultation.