Slip and fall accidents can happen in an instant and can cause serious head, back, or neck injuries, as well as broken bones, cuts, scrapes, and bruises. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may have been treated in the hospital, and you may now be receiving physical or occupational therapy. You may have undergone surgery, and you may need additional procedures in the future.
The accident may have left you unable to work, either temporarily or permanently. If you can return to work in the future, you may be unable to perform all the duties you used to. You may only be able to work part-time, or you may have to take on a different job that pays significantly less than your old one.
Your injuries may have made it difficult or impossible to perform simple household tasks and to participate in activities you used to enjoy. Your quality of life may be greatly diminished, and you may be struggling emotionally because of all of these changes. Your injuries and the financial impact they have caused may be making you feel anxious and depressed and may be affecting your relationships with your loved ones.
A San Antonio slip and fall injury lawyer can review your case to figure out who was responsible for the accident. Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf against the liable party to seek compensation for your losses. Call our office today at (800)-647-3113 to speak with a member of our team.
Liability and Negligence
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident that occurred at someone else’s home or at a business and the owner or manager of the property was negligent, that person may be held liable for your injuries. The Legal Information Institute (LII) defines negligence as “[a] failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.”
Many dangerous conditions can lead to a slip and fall accident. These may include an uneven floor, a broken step, a loose rug, a snowy or icy walkway, poor lighting, a wet floor, and a cracked sidewalk.
The owner or possessor of a property may be found liable for a slip and fall accident if that party created a dangerous condition by knowing that a hazard existed but failing to correct it, or should have known that a dangerous condition existed and should have addressed it because the condition had existed for a significant amount of time. If another party acted negligently by failing to address an unsafe condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
To obtain a financial award in your slip and fall injury case, an attorney will have to demonstrate that someone else was liable for the accident. Sometimes an accident is just an accident. If you fell because you tripped over your own feet, for example, the owner or possessor of the property may not be held liable for your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving San Antonio, call 800-647-3113
How a San Antonio Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer May Be Able to Obtain Compensation for You
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can investigate to figure out what caused your slip and fall accident and who was responsible. We can interview you and any eyewitnesses who saw what happened or who observed conditions prior to the accident. If the slip and fall occurred at someone’s home, we can speak with the homeowner, landlord, or building manager, and others who were present, if applicable. If the accident happened at a business, we can interview the owner or manager and employees, as well as customers or co-workers who were present and saw you fall.
We may file a personal injury lawsuit against one or more parties based on information gathered in an investigation. We may pursue a financial award to cover medical expenses you have already incurred, as well as anticipated costs for future care, lost income, lost or reduced earning potential, and pain and suffering.
The defendant may argue that you did or failed to do something that caused or contributed to the accident. For example, you may have been injured because you ignored a warning sign, or you may have failed to see an obvious hazard because you were looking down at your cell phone while walking instead of paying attention to your surroundings. You may also be fully or partly liable for the injuries you suffered if you entered an area that was blocked off, that was restricted to authorized personnel only, or that had a sign warning that danger was present.
If your actions contributed to the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation for your losses. Texas has a modified comparative negligence law that allows an injured party to receive a reduced financial award in those types of circumstances. You may be eligible for compensation, as long as you were not more than half liable for the accident. An award that you would have otherwise been entitled to can be reduced by your percentage of fault.
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Contact a San Antonio Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
Ben Crump Law, PLLC has represented clients across the United States who were hurt in slip and fall accidents and helped them seek justice. We can review the facts in your case and may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you have not yet sought help from an attorney because you are concerned about legal fees, you should not let that stop you from pursuing justice. Ben Crump Law, PLLC works on a contingency basis. That means that you will not have to pay us any money upfront to represent you. We will only collect a fee if we obtain a financial award on your behalf.
The law limits the amount of time you have to seek justice. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations in personal injury cases is two years. If you do not file a lawsuit within that period of time, you may lose your right to pursue compensation that you deserve. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800)-647-3113 so we can get to work on your behalf as soon as possible.