Property owners in Austin have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment for their visitors. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s hazardous property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Austin personal injury lawyers at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm can help you fight to ensure they are held accountable. Message us online or call (512) 888-7777 today to schedule a free consultation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average 1 million people slip and fall every year. You may be eligible for compensation for your slip and fall case, but you need to contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer.
Part of premises liability law, slip and fall cases are challenging because you must prove three elements, all of which are critical. These include establishing that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, directly resulting in your injuries, as well as financial losses. Although this may seem straightforward, it can be quite challenging to collect evidence that demonstrates the property owner knew or should have known about the danger and was therefore negligent. Property owners are likely to argue that you had some or all of the fault in your accident and that you are responsible for your injuries, which can ultimately reduce your compensation.
Taking on your slip and fall claim by yourself can make this already uphill battle even harder. A lawyer working on your behalf can help you with every aspect of your case. They have the resources to gather compelling evidence to establish negligence, negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault property owner’s insurance company, or fight for a favorable verdict in court.
When it comes to slip and fall accidents including multiple parties, local Texas courts follow a comparative negligence fault rule. Every state has different laws and regulations. That is why it is so important to get an attorney that specializes in slip and fall cases in Texas.
Slip and fall claims are commonly related to:
One out of five falls causes severe injuries, including brain injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones, or sprains and strains. Slip and falls often occur in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, hotels, malls, parking lots, sidewalks, office buildings, and other people’s homes. The CDC has also shown that slip and fall accidents can be even more fatal for the elderly.
Slip and fall victims may be entitled to recover the following types of compensation:
Slip and fall cases are rarely straightforward. It will be vital for you to involve an attorney in your case as soon as possible to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone close to you have suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident in Austin, or if you have questions about your legal rights, contact the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm. We offer free initial consultations, call (512) 888-7777 today.