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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Slip-and-fall accidents occur when individuals lose their balance and fall due to hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate lighting. These can lead to various injuries, including broken bones, sprains, and head trauma, often resulting in significant pain and suffering for the victims. In Texas, premises liability laws hold property owners responsible for maintaining safe environments and addressing potential hazards promptly.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that everyone deserves fair compensation for their injuries, regardless of their citizenship or documentation status. Many may fear pursuing legal action due to fears of repercussions, but it’s essential to understand that all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, have the same right to pursue fair compensation for their injuries. Our team is committed to fighting for justice and ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Slip & Fall Accidents…
Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a slip and fall accident, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster who may sound concerned about your health. No matter how helpful they may sound, their ultimate goal is to minimize payouts for their company. They may ask for recorded statements that can later be used against you. They might inquire about your injuries, hoping for inconsistent responses to devalue your claim. Even innocent statements can be twisted to deny or reduce compensation.

Remember, insurance adjusters are trained to protect their company’s interests, not yours. Avoid discussing details of the accident or your injuries without legal guidance. At Paxton Law Firm, we’re here to protect your rights and handle communications with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring you’re treated fairly and receive the compensation you deserve.

Steps to Take Immediately After Slip & Fall Accidents:

  • Seek medical attention promptly, even if injuries seem minor.
  • Report the accident to the property owner or manager.
  • Document the scene by taking photos of the hazard and your injuries.
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses.
  • Preserve any evidence, such as clothing or shoes worn during the accident.
  • Refrain from discussing the accident with insurance adjusters without legal representation.
  • Consult with a personal injury attorney at Paxton Law Firm to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation.
  • Keep track of all medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages related to the accident.
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and attend all medical appointments.
  • Avoid posting about the accident on social media, as it could be used against you in the future.

Common Reasons for Slip & Fall Accidents:

  • Wet or slippery floors due to spills or inadequate cleaning
  • Uneven or damaged flooring surfaces
  • Loose rugs or mats
  • Poor lighting conditions, making hazards difficult to see
  • Cluttered walkways or obstructed paths
  • Lack of warning signs for potential hazards
  • Failure to maintain or repair sidewalks or parking lots
  • Weather-related hazards such as ice or snow accumulation
  • Defective stairs or handrails
  • Negligence in maintaining or repairing premises

Slip & Fall Accidents FAQs

How long do I have to file a slip-and-fall lawsuit in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including slip and fall cases, is generally two years from the date of the accident. You must act promptly and consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet all deadlines.

Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident?

Depending on the specifics of your case, numerous parties can be potentially liable for slip-and-fall accidents, including:

  • Property owners: Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions on their premises and address hazards promptly.
  • Business owners: Business owners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for customers and visitors.
  • Landlords: Landlords must maintain common areas and address hazards in rental properties.
  • Government entities: Government agencies may be liable for slip-and-fall accidents that occur on public property like parks and sidewalks if they fail to maintain safe conditions.

Can I still pursue compensation if I was partially at fault for the slip and fall accident?

Yes, Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning you can pursue compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, your total compensation may be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. For example, if you were found to be 20% at fault, your compensation award would be reduced by 20%.

What types of damages can I recover in a slip and fall case?

Victims of slip and fall accidents may be entitled to various types of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Additionally, if the property owner’s actions were particularly egregious, you may be eligible for punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant for their misconduct.

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

Please avoid accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company without first consulting your personal injury attorney. Insurance adjusters may try to offer a quick settlement that is far less than what you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys can assess the offer and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

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

Paxton Law Firm is dedicated to providing personalized and attentive legal representation to every client. Our team is available to speak with you 24/7, offering guidance and assistance whenever you need it most. We are committed to negotiating the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, schedule a consultation today to discuss your case and explore your options for seeking compensation.

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