Slip and Falls

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Austin Slip & Fall Attorney

Handling Slip, Trip and Fall Claims in Texas

It makes sense to want to quickly move on after a slip and fall accident, but if you’ve suffered injuries, you may want to explore your options for getting compensation. Injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries can be expensive to treat and result in lost income if you had to miss work or quit your job if your injuries become permanent. Chris Morrow at Chris Morrow Law, PLLC has handled countless slip and fall accident claims in Austin and knows that, oftentimes, a property owner or manager can be held responsible for dangerous property conditions that contribute to falls.

What to Prove in a Slip & Fall Claim

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises liability claims, which individuals can file to recover compensation for damages. Not every slip and fall accident is someone’s fault – victims who wish to have successful claims must prove that the owner was negligent in some way and that this negligence is what caused their falls and injuries. In Texas, these negligence laws are strict, so hiring an attorney is important.

Additionally, you may have to be prepared for the property owner to try to shift some of the blame for your accident and injuries onto you. They may allege that you weren’t legally on their property at the time of your accident, or that you weren’t paying attention to where you were walking.

Because Texas is a state that follows the comparative negligence rule, the amount you can recover may be reduced depending on how much of the accident is your fault. For example, if the jury finds that you’re 20% at fault for your injuries, you’ll get 20% less than what you deserve in your case. Having an accomplished and dedicated slip & fall attorney in Austin on your side who can protect your rights is key if you wish to avoid getting less than what you’re entitled to in your claim.

How Slip & Fall Accidents Happen

Slip and fall accidents are frequent in the United States – approximately eight million emergency room visits a year are attributed to falls, and slip and falls are a leading cause of injury for all groups. This is because anyone can slip and fall at any time regardless of their age or profession.

Though some are able to walk away from the falls with minor injuries like bruising or a sprained ankle, some slip and fall accidents can result in catastrophic injuries depending on how the person fell – falling on one’s head can lead to permanent brain damage, for example, and a broken hip can be disastrous for an older adult.

There are a variety of dangerous conditions that can lead to a slip and fall, including:

  • Slippery or wet floors: Wet floors that haven’t been wiped up since a spill or rainfall can be dangerous, especially if there are no warning “wet floor” signs. Recently mopped or waxed floors can also create hazards for passersby.
  • Broken sidewalks: Sidewalks or pavement that is broken and hasn’t been repaired can lead to serious injuries, especially if it’s nighttime and people can’t see the path in front of them. Potholes in parking lots can add to this issue as well.
  • Torn or uneven carpeting: Property owners are expected to fix any defective conditions on their property, including replacing or fixing torn carpeting or unsecured cords that may pose tripping hazards for guests or visitors.

How much is a slip and fall case worth?

The value of your slip and fall lawsuit will depend primarily on how serious your injuries are. For example, if you suffered minor bumps and bruises from your fall, you case will most likely not be worth as much as someone’s who suffered a broken hip and was forced to miss work for several weeks or months. On average, a slip and fall settlement could be anywhere from $15,000 to $45,000. Need help determining the value of your claim? Reach out to Chris Morrow, the attorney that works! He can help answer your questions in a free, no-obligation, consultation.

How Attorney Chris Morrow Can Help You

Victims don’t have all the time in the world to file a slip and fall accident claim, especially in Texas, where the statute of limitations is two years. This means all victims have two years from the date of injury to file personal injury claims and seek compensation. Our slip & fall lawyer in Austin works quickly and is able to help you get the evidence you need to support and file your claim before the deadline so you don’t sacrifice your chance of securing your entitled compensation.

Additionally, Chris Morrow has helped many clients before you and can fight to secure the following damages:

  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Funeral or burial expenses
  • Medical bills like costs of surgery, hospitalization, and medication

 

Whether you’ve broken a bone after a fall or have lost a loved one due to a serious brain injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about finances when your tragedy has been caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness. Chris Morrow cares about his clients’ well-being and can get you on the path to recovery.

When owners fail to maintain their premises, they can cause preventable accidents and injuries – Chris Morrow has resources and ample experience he can use to investigate your accident and determine negligence.

Let Chris Morrow Help You!

At Chris Morrow Law, we work for you and we won’t stop until you get the compensation you deserve.

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