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How to Know If You Have a Slip & Fall Case

Obtaining Compensation for Your Accident-Related Injuries

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property you may wonder whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances you may be able to file a claim for damages against a negligent property owner. In order to determine whether you are eligible for financial recovery you need to speak with an attorney.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, we represent individuals throughout Texas who have been seriously injured in slip and fall accidents. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling even the most challenging cases. If you have been injured in a slip and fall on another person’s property, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. 

Proving a Slip and Fall Case in Texas

Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere. While not all cases result in liability, some are the result of another person’s negligence. If your accident-related injuries were the result of a property owner’s carelessness or wrongdoing, you might be entitled to compensation.

Slip and fall claims are generally based on negligence, meaning that an injured party must prove that:

  • The property owner (or defendant) owed them a duty of care;
  • The defendant breached that duty of care;
  • The breach of duty caused the person’s injuries; and
  • There were provable damages.

Proving liability in a slip and fall case can be challenging without the help of an attorney. It is important to consult with a lawyer as early as possible to determine your legal options.

What Kinds of Injuries Occur in Slip and Fall Cases?

Injuries in slip and fall accidents can range in severity from relatively mild to life-threatening. While it may not be worth pursuing damages for minor injuries such as bruises and sprains, it is imperative to speak to a lawyer if you are seriously harmed. 

Severe injuries in slip and fall cases include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Deep lacerations or cuts
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken teeth or jaw fractures
  • Eye injuries

One of the most important things you can do after a slip and fall accident is to seek medical attention. Receiving a proper diagnosis can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and that you work towards a full recovery. 

Should I Hire an Attorney?

If you were seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney. You should always report the accident to the property owner or store manager to ensure that it is documented. If you are able, take pictures at the scene including of the hazard that potentially caused your fall. 

It is imperative that you do not make any written or recorded statements without an attorney present. The things that you say can be used against you. In addition, do not sign anything without having an attorney review it. Many times insurance companies will attempt to get you to settle your case for less than it is worth.

Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? Contact Our Office.

Were you injured in a slip and fall accident in Texas?  Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to get the justice you deserve.

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