Do I Have a Strong Slip, Trip & Fall Case?
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys in Texas know it is difficult to know when you may have a strong slip, trip, and fall case, because the success of each case hinges on several factors.
First, did you seek medical care after your slip, trip, and fall incident occurred? This factor is important to prove you actually suffered injuries — that were documented by a medical professional —caused by hazardous conditions on public or private property.
Second, where did your injuries occur? This is important, because a commercial property owner or operator may owe you a higher duty of care than an accident that occurs inside a friend’s apartment.
Third, did you contact a personal injury lawyer who could begin preserving evidence and building your case right after the injury happened? This is important because dangerous conditions — especially after they have caused slip, trip, and fall injuries — are often corrected immediately, so there is no evidence they existed. If you wait too long to contact a personal injury attorney, crucial evidence can disappear, leaving your case in jeopardy.
Here are a few more frequently asked questions about slip, trip, and fall accidents and injuries.
How Can I Help Preserve Evidence at the Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident Scene?
Your injuries will help determine whether you can stay behind and preserve evidence from the slip and fall scene. If you are knocked unconscious, or have a catastrophic injury, the property owner, operator, or witnesses at the scene should call emergency medical personnel right away. This means you may not have had the opportunity to understand the conditions that led to your injuries.
If you can stay behind, it is important to notify a manager or supervisor of the danger and ask that he or she fill out an injury report. Next, take pictures and videos of the dangerous conditions, and collect the contact information of witnesses at the scene. Seek medical care right away and contact our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys to start the legal process to help you.
How Much is My Slip, Trip, and Fall Claim Worth?
Based on how the injuries have affected you and your family’s future, the damages we pursue on your behalf may differ, but could include:
- Past and future medical expenses.
- Loss of past and future wages.
- Loss of wage-earning capacity.
- Reduced future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering in the past and future.
- Mental anguish in the past and future.
- Physical impairment in the past and future.
- Physical disfigurement in the past and future.
- Loss of household services in the past and future.
How Long Will My Slip, Trip, and Fall Personal Injury Claim Take to Produce Results?
Like all personal injury cases, your slip, trip, and fall case is unique and will require a full assessment of your injuries and recovery requirements. That said, partnering with a skilled Texas personal injury lawyer will allow you to fully understand the legal process, so you are aware of your case’s progress after each step we take to pursue results.
Once we compile a complete list of your financial recovery needs, we will begin negotiating with the at-fault property owner’s insurance provider to achieve the best results for your claim.
If you have been injured by another person or party’s negligence in Texas, call our skilled personal injury attorneys at (512) 699-1382 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.