Walking is a simple, everyday activity that should never result in an accident. However, the unfortunate reality is that an accident can happen anytime in any place. In the event that a property owner does not take care of their grounds, it can become hazardous and cause a slip and fall accident to take place. These accidents can result in serious, potentially life-changing injuries. If you were harmed in a slip and fall accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney for help recovering compensation.
What are Examples of Accidents?
There are many different places where a slip and fall accident can happen in Texas, such as sidewalks, streets, parking lots, etc. These may be the case in the event of the following:
- Hazardous sidewalks
- Weather conditions (snow, ice, standing water)
- Potholes, uneven pavement, cracked surfaces
- Loose debris
- Hazardous materials
- Slippery substances
Who is Liable for an Accident?
In the state of Texas, property owners are legally required to keep their grounds safe. This is to make sure others do not become harmed as a result of hazardous conditions due. All private citizens, public stores, private companies, and municipal properties must adhere to the law, otherwise they can be held liable for negligence in the event of injuries. It is important to note that property owners are also responsible for the sidewalk adjacent to the grounds, meaning they can be held liable for dangerous sidewalk conditions as well.
How do I Prove Negligence?
When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident due to negligence, they can pursue legal action by filing a personal injury claim. During this time, they are required to prove negligence was the direct cause of their injuries. This can be done with evidence that shows the property owner was aware of the conditions that caused their injuries and failed to fix it. Evidence that can help a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, any witnesses to the incident, and more. If the injured party is successful, they may be able to recover compensation for damages that stem from the accident.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.