Were you hurt in a slip and fall accident?
Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers will fight for you
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, the San Antonio personal injury lawyers from the Herrera Law Firm can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Slip and fall accidents happen fast, so you need to act fast. A delay could affect your ability to recover maximum compensation. Let our personal injury attorneys get started on your case today. Contact us for a free consultation.
Knowing what to do after a slip and fall accident can be confusing, and you may not know your rights. That’s why it’s critical you contact an experienced lawyer who can listen to what you have to say, answer your questions, and explain your legal options.
Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling all different types of premises liability cases in Bexar County and throughout Texas. We know what it takes to get our clients results. That’s why our law firm’s motto is, “Winning isn’t luck. It’s knowing how to fight.”
What is a slip and fall accident?
Slip and fall accidents are accidents that can happen anywhere at any time to anybody. In some cases, landlords or homeowners may be negligent if a visitor or tenant slips and falls on their property due to a hazard or poor maintenance. The landlord or homeowner may be responsible if they failed to repair broken stairs or fix ruts in a parking lot.
Common reasons for slip and fall accidents include:
- 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
Can I sue if I slip and fall?
Property owners often deny any wrongdoing after a slip and fall accident. Instead of accepting responsibility, many claim they did everything they could to prevent an accident from happening. They sometimes even go one step further and claim the person who slipped and fell did something to cause the accident.
Our personal injury attorneys know how to hold property owners accountable and get victims the compensation they’re entitled to. Our legal team will aggressively investigate the details surrounding your accident. Whether it’s tracking down witnesses, visiting the scene of the accident or consulting with experts, we’re prepared to do what it takes to get you a positive outcome.
Slip and fall accidents often happen at places such as:
- 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
Wherever your slip and fall accident occurred, put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us today for a free consultation.
What should I do if I’m injured in a slip and fall accident?
- Should I move if I was injured in a slip and fall accident?
- Should I call the police if I’m injured in a slip and fall accident?
- What should I do after my slip and fall accident?
- Should I seek medical attention if my slip and fall injuries seem minor?
- Should I contact a lawyer if I’m injured in a slip and fall accident?
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 made worse if you make a sudden movement or try to get up. If you suspect you have a serious injury, stay still and ask someone to call for emergency medical attention.
Yes. This might seem unnecessary, but slip and fall accidents can quickly become complicated. That’s because property owners often deny any wrongdoing. In fact, property owners often try to blame victims, claiming they did something to cause their own accident. Having the police investigate the accident can help you document what happened, which is critical if you want to pursue a claim.
If you are physically able to do so, talk to witnesses and gather evidence. Make sure you get their full names and phone numbers. Witness testimony could be the deciding factor in your slip and fall accident claim. 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 precautions designed to prevent slip and fall accidents.
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 or a traumatic brain injury. Don’t take chances with your health. Seek immediate medical attention.
Yes. Having an attorney on your side with a comprehensive understanding of 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. Our law firm can fight for them.