Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall injury lawyer who fights for clients
A common premises liability claim begins with a "slip and fall" accident, which describes when someone slips, trips or falls and is injured on another person's property. In Texas, we have seen people injured because of someone else's negligence while shopping at a big department store like Wal-Mart, or while visiting small hardware stores. Accidents can happen anywhere when managers, employees and others are negligent.
In some cases, landlords or homeowners may be negligent if a visitor or tenant slips and falls on their property. The landlord or homeowner may be responsible if they failed to repair broken stairs or fix ruts in a parking lot. Injuries may be serious, ranging from a broken bone or fracture that causes the victim to miss work to a traumatic brain injury that can change the victim's life forever.
How an accident attorney in San Antonio may be able to help
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A seasoned slip and fall accident attorney may be able to help you pursue your claim. At The Herrera Law Firm, we have the experience and resources to put to work for clients. Our goal is to maximize compensation so clients can move on with their lives.
Premises include any of the following establishments:
- Hardware stores
- Office buildings
- Department stores
- Other people's homes
- Malls and sidewalks in front of malls
- Parking lots
- Streets and driving areas upon the property
How a Slip and Fall Accident Might Happen
The following conditions may lead to a slip and fall injury:
- Negligent care of a sidewalk or publicly owned area, such as a pothole in the ground
- Unsafe or narrow stairways
- Torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting or a wet floor
- Safety code violations
- Poor lighting
- Failure to guard against dangerous adjacent areas
Q: Should I move if I slip and fall and hurt myself in Texas?
A: Before you move, make sure you do not feel any serious pain in your neck or back. You could have a serious spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or neck injury that could be aggravated if you suddenly move. If you suspect you have a catastrophic injury, stay still and ask someone to call for emergency medical attention.
Q: Should I call the police if I'm injured in a slip and fall accident in Texas?
A: Yes. This might seem unnecessary. But slip and fall accident injury cases can quickly become extremely complicated. That's because many property owners often deny any wrongdoing. In fact, many property owners often try to blame injury victims, claiming they did something to cause their premises liability accident. Fight back. Contact a slip and fall accident attorney in Texas you can trust to look out for your best interests. Contact The Herrera Law Firm.
Q: Should I do anything else at the scene of my slip and fall accident?
A: If you are physically able to do so, talk to witnesses and gather evidence. Make sure you obtain witnesses' full names and phone numbers. Their testimony could be critical in your slip and fall accident case. The same goes for evidence. The more you have, the better. Take photos of the accident scene, including whether there is adequate lighting, handrails or other safety precautions designed to prevent slip and fall accidents.
Q: Should I seek medical attention after my slip and fall accident if my injuries seems minor?
A: Yes. Let the medical professionals decide the seriousness of your injury. What might seem like a dull pain or minor bruise could be a symptom of something much more serious. You might even have a life-threatening internal injury. Don't take chances with your health. Seek immediate medical attention.
Q: Should I contact a lawyer if I'm injured in a slip and fall accident in Texas?
A: Yes! Having an accident attorney on your side with a comprehensive understanding of Texas's premises liability laws can make a dramatic difference in your slip and fall accident claim. If necessary, an attorney can help you file a slip and fall accident lawsuit in San Antonio or wherever your accident took place. Don't delay. Contact a lawyer and discover your legal options. You have rights. A lawyer can fight for them. You have too much at stake to leave your slip and fall accident to chance. Contact an accident lawyer with a proven track record for results. Contact The Herrera Law Firm right now. Call 1-800-455-1054.