Were you injured because of someone’s unsafe property conditions? Trip or slip and fall accidents are, unfortunately, relatively common here in Texas, and those who’ve been hurt in them often are unsure of what to do or where to turn. Fortunately, if you’re one of them, you’re right where you should be. Contact Harrell & Paulson, LLP today to learn more about how our firm can help you.
Slip & Fall Lawyer | Fighting for Clients in Kaufman County, Texas
Harrell & Paulson, LLP believes that accident victims who’ve been harmed under any circumstances deserve to be fairly compensated. No matter where you were hurt, if the accident wasn’t your fault, you can rely on a Kaufman, Texas personal injury attorney from our legal team to provide you with the competent legal counsel you need.
Causes of Slip/Trip & Fall Accidents
As you can imagine, slip/trip and fall accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they occur because a person simply isn’t aware of their surroundings and sustains an injury as a result. However, in many cases, pedestrians are hurt because of dangerous property conditions. Some of the most common causes of slip/trip & fall accidents are as follows:
- Spills or liquids left uncleared away
- Uneven pavement/potholes
- Weather-related hazards
- Negligent safety practices
Where Slip & Fall Accidents Commonly Occur
Slip and fall accidents can happen virtually anywhere, but some of the most common places we see slip/trip & fall injuries occur are as follows:
- Parking Lots
- Grocery Stores
Proving a Premises Liability Claim in Texas
When someone is hurt in a slip & fall accident, they may be entitled to financial compensation. However, they will have to prove the following:
- The property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous property conditions
- The property owner neglected to fix the dangerous property conditions in a timely manner.
- You encountered the unsafe property conditions and they caused you to sustain significant injuries that resulted in economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages relate to the financial cost of an injury, such as for surgeries, hospital overnights, medication, rehabilitation, and more. Non-economic damages refer to the non-monetary damages caused by an injury, including pain and suffering, disfigurement, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact Us Today!
No matter where you were injured, if you slipped or tripped and fell due to a property owner’s negligence, you can depend on us to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Contact Harrell & Paulson, LLP today to schedule your free case evaluation with our experienced and dedicated legal team.