Slip and Fall in Austin, TX

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Austin Slip and Fall Attorney

At Dunk Law Firm, our attorneys understand the serious effect that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer painful injuries, face high medical costs for emergency and long-term treatment and be unable to work and earn income for an extended period of time.

However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim might have legal options available to him or her. The individual may be eligible to seek a legal claim that can lead to reimbursement of all medical costs as well as compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall in Austin or elsewhere in Texas, you can speak with a lawyer from Dunk Law Firm today and learn more concerning the options available to you.

Should You HIre a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident?

You may be worried about your ability to afford an attorney to handle your slip and fall claim. However, at Dunk Law Firm, we will charge no legal fees or case costs unless we get a financial recovery for you. We don't want cost concerns to keep you from getting the legal help you deserve.

Our team believes a lawyer can play an essential role in your case, particularly when dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that the insurance companies will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have experienced. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

A Austin premises liability attorney at Dunk Law Firm, will:

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and build the strongest case possible
  • Speak with professionals who will allow us to understand why your slip and fall occurred, who should be held responsible as well as what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • Submit all claims on your behalf in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Aggressively seek a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any kind of award you obtain to ensure that it maximizes your reimbursement and ensures you will receive the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing results that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in Austin and across Texas.

What Must You Prove in a Slip and Fall Claim?

A slip and fall accident is a kind of premises liability case. It can be brought against any type of property owner or inhabitant, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.

To recover damages in an Texas slip and fall case, you typically must show:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of injury to you. Hazards that might cause someone to slip, trip and fall include:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on walkways or in parking lots
  • Snowy, icy or wet floors and walkways
  • Ripped, torn or loose rugs and carpets
  • Liquids spilled on floors
  • Broken or uneven stairways
  • Poor lighting in hallways, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Holes in the ground or objects sticking out of the ground
  • Broken, missing or loose handrails
  • Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of ordinary care, should have known of both the condition and injury possibility. In other words, the owner or occupier had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall hazard or creating the risk or "constructive notice" based on the hazard existing long enough that the owner or occupier should have seen it.
  • The property owner might have reasonably anticipated that you would not have discovered or realized the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the danger. For example, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery since it had just been mopped.
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable steps to protect you by either fixing the hazard or providing you a proper warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's negligence, you sustained injuries.

As you contemplate whether you have the power to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself several essential questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the dangerous spot existed long enough so that the owner should have known about it?
  • If there once was a good reason for the object to be there but that reason no longer exists, could the object have been removed?
  • Was there a safer area the object could have been located without much more inconvenience or expense to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been developed or a warning provided to keep you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or damaged lighting contribute to the accident?

What Compensation Can I Get for a Slip and Fall Injury?

A slip and fall accident can lead to a wide range of severe injuries, including bone fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is essential to work with an attorney that will seek maximum reimbursement for the damage you have experienced, including:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and diminished earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

A property owner's insurance company may try to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For example, the insurance company might assert that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" risk that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.

In Texas, you could be denied from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be decreased by a quantity that is proportional to the percentage of fault attributed to you.

Your lawyer from Dunk Law Firm, will aggressively oppose any unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work hard to defend your legal rights.

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Houston Office

717 Franklin St
Houston, TX 77002

(713) 575-1991

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149 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 231-4779

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777 Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(713) 575-1991