Bellaire Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents are more common than many people think. If you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident anywhere in Texas, you have the right to recover compensation for losses suffered.

An experienced Bellaire slip and fall accident lawyer can help you demonstrate how another party contributed to your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at our firm have handled similar cases before and recovered over $10 million in compensation on behalf of our clients in Texas. You can become part of the success stories too by discussing your case today.

Common Ways Falls Occur

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, but some come with more additional risks than others. Although many people associate slip and fall accidents with mild injuries, some can be catastrophic. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, head trauma, and spinal injuries are among the most devastating types of injuries one can sustain. Like many auto wrecks, slip and fall accidents are often linked to negligence. Common scenarios that increase the risk of slipping and falling are:

  • Wet and cluttered floors
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Falling objects
  • Unsafe ramps and staircases
  • Poorly lit doorways
  • Slippery floors

Property managers and owners must ensure that their establishments are safe for visitors. Some common places where slip and fall accidents are widely reported include:

  • Supermarkets
  • Stadia and arenas
  • Parking lots
  • Construction sites
  • Restaurants
  • Business premises
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Grocery stores

If you were hurt in any of these places, you should speak with a Bellaire slip and fall accident attorney about your rights and eligibility for settlement. If someone is found to have breached their duty of care, you can recover monetary compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, therapy expenses, lost income, physical pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.

How Negligence is Established in Slip & Fall Accidents

Among the initial roles of your Bellaire slip and fall accident attorney is to establish the parties to hold financially responsible for your injuries and related losses. All personal injury cases in Texas are determined based on negligence. This means that the plaintiff must prove how the defendant failed to uphold or do what a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. As experienced and dedicated attorneys, we will:

Prove that a Duty of Care Existed

As a pedestrian, worker, or shopper, you are owed a legal duty of care by other road users, your employer, and property owners. They must ensure that unsafe conditions are cleared out to mitigate the occurrence of foreseeable harm. For example, premises owners and managers must clean cluttered floors, dry wet surfaces, or ensure proper lighting in parking lots and staircases.

Prove the Duty was Breached

Using the example aforementioned, each party may be set up for civil action if they fail to guarantee the safety of visitors or workers. Breach of duty often occurs in the form of inaction. For instance, property owners and managers can be sued for unsafe conditions such as wet and cluttered floors. In case these conditions cannot be done away with immediately, they have a duty to warn visitors of the impending hazards by using warning signs.

Prove Causation

Showing that the duty of care was breached is not enough to win your case. You must provide evidential proof connecting your injuries to the specific hazards that existed. For example, if you sustained spinal injuries or broken bones, you must apply and link uneven surfaces or cluttered floors to your fall. In other words, the defendant was aware of the unsafe conditions but failed to do what a reasonable person would, thus resulting in the accident that caused your injuries.

Prove Damages

While proving damages may seem easy, many personal injury victims do not realize the true value of their claims. Damages in an injury case may be tangible, covering lost wages, medical expenses, lost future income, rehabilitation costs, and therapy expenses; or intangible compensating for emotional trauma, physical pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent disability. Your Bellaire slip and fall accident lawyer will retain financial experts to help establish the types of past and future damages you should claim.

Call a Bellaire Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, the team at Lone Star Injury Attorneys is here to help. Call us today to discuss your case for free with our Bellaire slip and fall accident lawyers. We will meet you, review your case, and strategize on the way forward.

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