Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone regardless of their age. However, the injuries in such accidents can be catastrophic where they involve the middle-aged or elderly, the physically handicapped, and children. Either way, we are expected to carry ourselves in a manner not likely to cause us harm while in supermarkets, parking lots, stadiums, theaters, or and grocery stores.
Unfortunately, even the most careful still find themselves nursing injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. Many are left wondering who is responsible for these accidents. The truth of the matter is that many slip and fall accidents occur due to negligence. They are indeed preventable. So when you suffer harm following a fall, you should know that someone may be held responsible for the damages that follow.
At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, we dedicate our years of experience litigating injury cases to help slip and fall accident victims get the compensation they are entitled to. By retaining one of our skilled Conroe slip and fall lawyers, you not only get to work with the best legal team, but also get to use our resources and customer service support who share your goal to secure maximum compensation. Understanding your legal rights is as important as pursuing what’s rightfully yours, and you should always choose a qualified personal injury attorney to represent your best interests.
Unlike other cases that may use federal rules that apply to all states, personal injury laws concerning slip and fall accidents vary from state to state. Fortunately, slip and fall accidents in Texas are recoverable by law, and victims can hold the negligent parties accountable by filing a civil lawsuit. If you are injured while on someone else’s property due to existing unsafe conditions or acts of negligence, you can sue for recovery of your damages under Texas premises liability laws.
Whether you decide to settle your case out of court through negotiations or proceed to trial, some legal doctrines will shape and affect your case. The most important of these are the negligence/fault laws for premises, as well as the general statute of limitations. These two aspects can make or break your slip and fall case, and it’s therefore important to have our knowledgeable attorneys explain more about each one of them.
A statute of limitations, as explained under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 16.003, is a state law that puts a timeframe within which a personal injury case must be heard in a civil court process. In other words, it’s the time limit within which personal injury victims must file their case for settlement. Specifically, Conroe sets a maximum of two years for filing a personal injury claim for compensation in most cases.
So, in this context, you must file your slip and fall accident claim within two years from the time of the accident. Remember, the clock starts running from the time when the accident happens. Very often, most victims end up focusing their time on seeking treatment and attending to other needs, and they forget to file their claims on time. By the time they realize it, they have no time left to bring their case forward. You shouldn’t be among these statistics when our Conroe lawyers are available 24/7 to help build a strong and convincing slip and fall case for compensation.
To prove your slipping accident case, your attorney must prove the three elements of negligence which are:
And while the above-mentioned are the universal elements needed to prove negligence, it’s the responsibility of your lawyer to show that you were not in any way at fault for your injuries. The comparative fault rules in Texas bar plaintiffs from securing compensation if they were 51% or more to blame for the accident that caused them harm. Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 33 Subchapter A, the defendant must be found to be at least 51% at fault to be held responsible for damages caused.
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere at any time. But there are places where these incidences are bound to occur no matter how careful you are. They include:
No matter where you fell, a qualified accident lawyer can help you overcome the challenges that come with filing an injury claim.
Our Lone Star Injury Attorneys will listen to you and offer you the best legal services in your quest for compensation. To talk to one of our Conroe slip and fall lawyers, call us today to schedule a free consultation.