At Dunk Law Firm, our attorneys understand the significant effect that a slip and fall accident can have on an individual's life. The victim of a slip and fall can sustain painful injuries, face high medical bills 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 pursue a legal claim that can result in reimbursement of all medical costs as well as compensation for the individual's lost wages, pain and suffering and even more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall in Houston or elsewhere in Texas, you can speak with a legal representative from Dunk Law Firm today and learn more regarding the options available to you.
SHOULD YOU HIRE A LAWYER AFTER A SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT IN HOUSTON?
You may be stressed over your ability to pay for an attorney to manage your slip and fall claim. However, at Dunk Law Firm, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we get a financial recovery for you. We don't want cost concerns to keep you from getting the legal assistance you need.
We believe an attorney can play a vital role in your case, particularly when dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that the insurance companies will attempt to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have suffered. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you and your interests.
A Houston premises liability attorney at Dunk Law Firm, will:
We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing results that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in Houston and across Texas.
WHAT MUST YOU PROVE IN A SLIP & FALL CASE IN TEXAS?
A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability case. It can be brought against any kind 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 generally need to show:
As you consider whether you have the ability to bring a slip and fall case, you will need to ask yourself several key questions, including:
WHAT COMPENSATION CAN I GET FOR A SLIP AND FALL INJURY?
A slip and fall accident can cause a variety of serious injuries, including bone fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with an attorney that will pursue maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered, including:
A property owner's insurance company might try to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurer may claim that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" hazard that you should have detected or did something else that was negligent.
In Texas, you could be barred from recovering anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by a quantity that is proportionate to the percentage of fault attributed to you.
Your attorney from Dunk Law Firm, will aggressively counter any type of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work diligently to defend your legal rights.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE IN TEXAS?
It is vital to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. A lawyer has to take steps immediately to preserve proof and start the procedure of bringing a claim against the property owner.
A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury claims in Texas, needs to be filed within two years after an accident has occurred. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be barred from pursuing a claim.
A Texas slip and fall attorney at Dunk Law Firm, will ensure your case is timely and properly submitted.