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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Commercial building accidents refer to a wide range of incidents within commercial properties, including slips, trips, falls, elevator accidents, construction site injuries, and more. These can result from various factors, such as negligence in maintenance, inadequate safety measures, or faulty construction. Victims of such accidents often suffer serious injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even fatalities.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that every individual deserves fair compensation for their injuries regardless of their citizenship status or documentation. Even if you don’t have proper documentation, you have the same legal rights to pursue compensation as any other person in the United States. You can and should exercise your right to pursue justice without fear of repercussions. Whether you’re a citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented immigrant, we are here to advocate for you and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Commercial Building Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a commercial building accident, it’s common to receive a call from an insurance adjuster representing the property owner’s insurance company. While they may sound compassionate or concerned about your injuries, you must remember that their primary goal is to protect the interests of the insurance company, not yours. During these calls, they may ask for recorded statements and medical records or even try to pressure you into accepting a quick settlement.

Beware of the tactics used by insurance adjusters to minimize their liability and settle for the lowest possible amount. They may downplay the severity of your injuries, shift blame onto you, or offer settlements far below what you deserve. Remember, you have the right to legal representation and should refrain from discussing the details of the accident or signing any documents without consulting with a trusted attorney. At Paxton Law Firm, we advocate for your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your damages.

Steps to Take Immediately After Commercial Building Accidents:

  • Seek medical attention for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem.
  • Report the accident to the property owner, manager, or supervisor.
  • Document the accident scene by taking photos or videos, if possible.
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses who saw the accident occur.
  • Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as clothing or footwear worn at the time.
  • Refrain from discussing the details of the accident with insurance adjusters or representatives without consulting with an attorney.
  • Keep detailed records of all treatments, expenses, and any missed work due to injuries.
  • Contact a reputable personal injury attorney, like Paxton Law Firm, to discuss your legal options and protect your rights.
  • Avoid posting about the accident or your injuries on social media, as this could harm your case.

Common Reasons for Commercial Building Accidents:

  • Slippery or uneven surfaces due to spills, leaks, or inadequate maintenance
  • Poorly lit areas, leading to visibility issues
  • Failure to provide adequate warning signs for hazards
  • Negligent maintenance of elevators, escalators, or staircases
  • Construction defects or hazards, such as falling debris or unsafe scaffolding
  • Lack of proper safety equipment or training for employees
  • Inadequate security measures, leading to assaults or injuries
  • Failure to comply with building codes and regulations
  • Defective or malfunctioning equipment and machinery
  • Negligence in snow and ice removal during winter months

Commercial Building Accidents FAQs

How long do I have to file a claim for a commercial building accident?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those arising from commercial building accidents, is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, you must consult an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet all legal deadlines and preserve your right to compensation.

Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault for the accident?

Yes, you may still be able to pursue a claim for compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning your compensation may be reduced based on your percentage of fault. However, if you are less than 51% at fault, you may still recover damages for your injuries.

What types of compensation can I recover in a commercial building accident case?

Victims of commercial building accidents may be entitled to various types of

  • compensation, including:
  • Medical expenses for treatment of injuries
  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Loss of consortium (for family members)
  • Punitive damages (in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct)

Should I accept the insurance company's settlement offer?

It’s essential to proceed cautiously when dealing with insurance companies, as their primary goal is to minimize liability and settle for the lowest possible amount. Before accepting any settlement offer, consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate the offer and advise whether it adequately compensates you for your injuries and damages. Once you accept a settlement, you may be barred from seeking additional compensation in the future.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate legal representation to each client we serve. We tirelessly advocate for your rights and work to secure the best possible outcome for your case. We never advise settling unless it’s truly in your best interest, and if the final offer falls short, we’re prepared to take your case to trial or pursue a settlement that reflects the full extent of your damages. Let us be your voice in the pursuit of truth and fair compensation — schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case.

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