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Each year, thousands of people across the United States are seriously injured after slipping and tripping on preventable hazards. “Slip and fall” cases are one of the most common personal injury and premises liability claims filed in Texas. To secure a beneficial case outcome, your lawyer needs to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of a property owner. Slip-and-fall accidents commonly occur at:
- Office buildings
- Shopping malls
- Parking structures
A property owner is legally obligated to provide a reasonably safe environment to any residents, guests, and visitors. If an owner notices a hazard and fails to repair or correct it in a timely manner, they can be held legally responsible for a plaintiff’s injuries. At the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, our Plano personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to represent your claim. By thoroughly investigating your case and collecting evidence, we can secure an beneficial settlement or verdict that meets your legal objectives.
Pursuing Damages After A Slip-And-Fall Accident
The overall success of your personal injury case depends on multiple factors. It’s often difficult for a plaintiff to prove that a property owner was (or should have been) aware of the hazard in question. Also, whether you’re a guest, bystander or employee, you are equally responsible for exercising reasonable caution when it comes to your own well-being. Our legal team can compile evidence and develop a litigation strategy that proves the owner didn’t provide sufficient warnings and failed to properly maintain the premises. Slip-and-fall injuries are frequently caused by:
- Clutter and debris
- Loose tiles or cracked concrete
- Poor or broken lighting
- Unstable staircases
- Objects on public pathways
- Dangling cords or cables
It’s not unusual for a property owner to claim that a plaintiff is partially or fully responsible for their injuries. The defendant’s legal team may try to prove that you were acting in a manner that contributed to your injuries. If this defense strategy doesn’t work, they may argue that a careful person would have been able to avoid the accident entirely. The outcome of your personal injury case may depend on the following stipulations:
- You didn’t ignore safety warnings
- You weren’t trespassing
- You didn’t behave in a manner that contributed to your injuries
- You weren’t intoxicated during the incident
Texas follows a “modified comparative negligence rule,” which means that your damages may be reduced if the court decides that you are partially or equally culpable for the accident. Fortunately, our attorneys are skilled litigators who can investigate your case and negotiate with a property owner’s insurance provider.
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A slip-and-fall accident can lead to severe and even catastrophic physical and cognitive injuries. Whether you’re interested in filing a third-party insurance claim with the property owner’s insurance provider or want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. Per Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, a plaintiff has 2 years to file a claim against a negligent party after a slip-and-fall accident. Our law firm can use the full extent of our resources to help you pursue the compensation your circumstances require.