Who’s At Fault In A Slip-And-Fall?
A slip-and-fall can be embarrassing, but it can also be dangerous. Injuries, some severe, are not uncommon following a fall and is one of the most common reasons people sue property owners. In these incidents, the accident is a result of the owner’s negligence. The question to ask is: Who is to blame?
Proving that a property owner is at fault can be incredibly difficult. Our attorneys at Kyle Law Firm can help. We have more than 60 combined years of experience asserting the rights and interests of our clients in personal injury claims. As part of the 2% of attorneys who are board-certified in their practice areas in Texas, you can rely on our experience and expertise in investigating and presenting a successful personal injury case. Based in New Braunfels and serving clients throughout Central Texas, we can help you in your efforts to win your compensation.
What Causes Slip-And-Falls?
From slipping on a wet floor in a grocery store to tripping over an uneven sidewalk, almost anything can cause a slip-and-fall. For a slip-and-fall case to be valid, you must be able to show that someone else’s negligence caused the condition that led to your fall.
Slip-and-fall cases take many forms, such as the following:
- A person slips on a wet, icy or oily surface.
- A person stumbles on an obstacle in his path and falls.
- There may be a hole on the walking surface or another defect that causes a person to trip or stumble and fall.
- Floors, sidewalks, stairways, escalators and elevators are just a few places people can fall and injure themselves.
In most cases, the injury is minor or temporary. Severe injuries occur, however, and include head trauma, broken limbs, neck and back injuries and, in rare cases, even death. Severe injuries often lead to expensive and time-consuming medical treatments that may also cause you to miss work.
Do I Have A Valid Claim?
The main reason for lawsuits after slip-and-falls is that the victim is seriously hurt, and the injuries interfere with daily life. Some injuries prevent a person from continuing to work or performing daily activities. In extreme cases, paralysis may be the result of the fall.
When a person’s life is extremely altered by a fall, it is a good idea to meet with a slip-and-fall attorney like ours at Kyle Law Firm. Having a lawyer with experience in this area increases the chances of winning your lawsuit. We understand how important it is to prove that the property owner did not take proper care to prevent accidents from happening and, so, is at fault. Many slip-and-fall cases are hard to prove if you don’t have a good personal injury attorney because the defendant maintains that the victim was careless by not paying attention and did not take responsibility for their own safety.
Contact Us For Help
Don’t brush off your fall. If you think someone else may be to blame, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. By contacting Kyle Law Firm, you stand the most favorable chance of being compensated for physical injuries, medical expenses and the emotional stress the injury caused you and your family. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us at 830-620-9402 or complete an online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.