Legal Services for Slip and Fall Injury Victims Throughout Hidalgo County
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A slip and fall accident can leave you with some serious injuries, including head, neck and back injuries, broken bones and more that can result in chronic pain or even disability. This can leave you with sky high medical bills, unable to work and struggling to make ends meet – all while you recover from the injuries suffered in the slip and fall.
The attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC are here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Unfortunately, this type of premises liability case tends to be subject to a lot of scrutiny due to the people who file false and fraudulent slip and fall claims. But when you have a qualified and experienced Texas personal injury lawyer representing your case, you will maximize your chances of seeing a positive outcome for your claim.
The attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC take a unique, client-centric approach to law. We place you, our client, first, even limiting our caseload to ensure that our clients receive the attention they need and deserve. It’s this “quality over quantity” strategy that has enabled our Texas personal injury law firm to emerge as one of the most well-regarded in the region.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, a personal injury attorney with Brasure Law Firm, PLLC can help. Contact us today to arrange a free and confidential evaluation by calling 956-686-3555.
Common Concerns Following a Slip and Fall Accident
At Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys place great emphasis on our clients, as we view each case as an opportunity for collaboration. As such, we feel it’s important to answer questions and address any concerns that arise. Our legal team has compiled an overview of a few of the most common questions that we receive from clients who have filed a slip and fall lawsuit.
What should I do If I’m involved in a slip and fall accident?
If you’re involved in a slip and fall accident, there are a few things you can do to maximize your chances of seeing fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.
In the moments following the accident, you should photograph the scene – ideally, before anything is cleaned up or moved. If you cannot take the photos yourself, ask a witness or friend to use your device to capture the images. Photos or videos of debris, wet floors, slick steps or other dangerous conditions can provide vital evidence of an individual’s negligent behavior.
It’s important to get the name and contact information of anyone who witnessed the slip and fall, including fellow employees, workers, shoppers or others who are present at the scene. Whenever possible, you or your attorney should retain security footage of the location, as this can also prove to be valuable documentation of the conditions and negligence that led up to your injury.
Always seek medical attention following a slip and fall, as serious injuries are not always apparent, especially when you consider that adrenaline can dull your perception of pain. Prompt medical attention will improve your chances of making a full recovery, and the medical records will prove to be a critical element in your case. You should also photograph your injuries.
You should also contact our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible following the slip and fall accident. We can get to work investigating your case, speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence such as surveillance footage (which is often recorded over in very short order, making prompt action critical!) The longer you wait to seek legal assistance, the more challenging it will be to bring about a positive outcome in your case.
We also recommend that slip and fall victims keep a journal recording their medical progress and related issues. Documenting your pain levels, your condition, your physical abilities (or lack thereof), your appointments, expenses, insurance benefits payouts and other information is very important. This information allows our attorneys to clearly illustrate the impact of the slip and fall injury.
How long do I have to file a slip and fall lawsuit in Texas?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. The one exception involves claims filed against the Texas government. These cases must be filed within six months of the date of the injury.
While many may be tempted to file suit straight away, it’s generally best to wait until the slip and fall victim’s condition has stabilized so that their attorney can accurately predict future losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages and so on. It’s important that your personal injury lawyer can make an accurate estimate since once the case is settled, you cannot go back to seek more compensation.
That said, it’s still best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following your slip and fall. Attorneys can maximize your chances of seeing a positive outcome the sooner they’re involved in the case.
Is there a limit to how much I can recover for my slip and fall injuries?
In many areas, the law limits the amount of money that you can recover in this type of lawsuit. This is not the case in Texas, as there are no injury damage caps in a slip and fall lawsuit and other premises liability lawsuit cases.
There is one exception: medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice claims do have a damage cap, but this generally has no impact on a slip and fall lawsuit (unless there is a secondary element involving an alleged act of medical malpractice that occurs while being treated for your injuries.)
How much will it cost to hire a Texas personal injury lawyer to handle my slip and fall lawsuit?
The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer varies dramatically, as there are many variables and each case is truly unique.
Most personal injury cases are accepted on a contingency basis. This means that instead of paying an up-front fee, the legal fees are collected at the end of the case, once funds have been recovered.
In some cases, the other side may be ordered to pay your legal fees. In other situations, the attorney accepts a percentage of the total amount recovered. These details are all addressed when you retain the attorney’s services.
What is a slip and fall claim and who is liable?
A slip and fall claim is typically made when someone is hurt by a dangerous condition on another person’s premises. In many states, a premises owner must make a dangerous condition safe or warn you about the dangerous condition. If the owner does not make the premises reasonably safe and fails to warn you, the owner may be held liable if the condition causes you to fall and injure yourself. This rule is most often applied when the general public is invited onto the premises for the benefit of the owner. For example, a grocery store, department store, mall, restaurant, hotel, or other store invite members of the public onto the premises so the premises owner can profit when a member of the public spends his or her money. In these instances, an owner may be responsible for paying for injuries if the owner knows or reasonably should have known about a dangerous condition and fails to make the condition safe and warn the public.
How can I file a slip and fall claim?
You can file a slip and fall claim by notifying the premises owner of your injuries and demanding fair compensation. Often times, the premises owner will have insurance to pay for your medical bills or lost wages. Filing a claim is an important step to recovering money for your injuries.
What does premises liability insurance cover?
Premises liability insurance often covers medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other problems an injured person may experience. If you are injured because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s premises and the evidence shows that the premises owner knew about a dangerous condition, failed to make it safe, and failed to warn the public, then premises liability insurance will likely pay you for your injuries.
How can slip and fall accidents be prevented?
Work-related injuries resulting from slips and falls take a heavy toll on businesses and employees. More than 600 deaths and 212,000 serious injuries were attributed to slips, trips and falls in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The cost to employers amounted to $70 billion. Safety training for slip and fall prevention can reduce the number of injuries workers suffer and the monetary cost resulting from workers’ compensation claims and employee absenteeism.
According to the Stanford University Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention Guide, all employees must be aware of routine safety precautions, special hazards at their work site and procedures for reporting problems they observe such as damaged floor tiles or slippery conditions. A premises owner should put slip and fall safety procedures in writing and include the information in the company’s work safety and employee manuals. New employees who work in hazardous areas, or who are directly responsible for cleaning and maintenance tasks that affect slip and fall prevention, should complete appropriate additional training. More specifically, a premises owner must train all workers who are responsible for cleaning floors in the proper use of tools and cleaning compounds. This is important because some cleaners and equipment that work well on ordinary dirt won’t remove grease. All employees should be taught to clean up spills immediately or to post a warning sign and report the spill to a manager who can assign someone to perform the cleanup.
Some work environments pose a greater risk of slipping and falling than others. According to the CDC, falls are most likely to occur on construction sites. Restaurant kitchens and maintenance areas where spills of grease or oil might occur are also hazardous. An employee who must enter high-risk areas should be required to wear lace-up shoes with non-skid soles to reduce the risk of falling. A premises owner’s safety training program should include special instruction in safety procedures that apply to hazardous areas. For example, employees who work on roofs or other elevated areas should be thoroughly familiar with the use of safety harnesses before being allowed to work under these conditions.
What kinds of compensation are available for premises liability and slip and fall cases?
Compensation for medical bills is available in premises liability and slip and fall cases. Further, a person who misses work can be compensated for their lost wages. If someone experiences pain and suffering from their slip and fall, the person may be compensated. A person can also be compensated for their mental anguish in premises liability and slip and fall cases.
Our Texas Personal Injury Attorneys Will Help You Recover Damages for Your Slip and Fall Injuries
At Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Slip and fall lawsuits can be a challenging type of case to litigate, but this is where our many years of experience can be leveraged to your benefit.
Texas property owners are required to keep their premises in a safe condition, and they are required to respond to any dangerous behavior patterns exhibited by customers or other visitors, called “invitees.” Property owners are bound by a legal duty of reasonable care, protecting you from an “unreasonable risk of harm of which the owner knew, or through reasonable care, would discover.”
Our goal is to prove that this did not occur, resulting in injuries to you, our client. We take a client-centric approach in all that we do, as we believe that surviving a slip and fall accident is traumatic and stressful; seeking the compensation you deserve shouldn’t be!
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall or require help with another personal injury case, contact our Texas personal injury law firm as soon as possible for legal advice, guidance and representation. Remember, the sooner we can review your case, the better your chances will be of seeing a favorable resolution.
Contact the attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC to arrange a confidential, no-cost case consultation session by calling 956-686-3555.