If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, The Benton Law Firm can help. While slip and falls might seem like a minor thing, they can lead to very serious injuries and possibly even death. Broken bones, sprains, spinal injuries, and worse are all possible. Every slip and fall needs to be treated seriously to protect you and to prevent the same thing from happening to others in the future.
If you or a loved one have suffered from a slip and fall, you might have a right to compensation. If the incident was caused by another person’s negligence, then they can be held responsible for any injuries that you or your loved one have suffered. The Benton Law Firm is here to represent you in your time of need. Our Brownsville slip and fall attorneys will look into your case and represent you in the best way we can. Call us at (956) 230-6390 to learn more about how we can help you.
Why Should You Hire A Lawyer?
Slip and fall accidents can lead to painful and severe injuries. These injuries can take a long time to recover from, and in some cases, full recovery might never be possible. Whatever the harm though, your priority should be getting healthy again. You need rest, but you cannot get that while trying to represent yourself in a legal case.
A lawyer’s job is to represent their clients, both with the adverse party and with the court. A lawyer can do all the difficult legal work while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Don’t saddle yourself with unnecessary burdens when you should be focused on getting better. Get a lawyer right away so you can rest easy while your case goes forward.
Why You Should Choose The Benton Law Firm
The lawyers at The Benton Law Firm are dedicated personal injury lawyers, with experience slip and fall accidents. Over the years, we have represented many clients, and have helped them to win millions of dollars to recover from the harm that they have suffered. We have even one $1 million for an individual slip and fall case. Rest assured that we can help you with your case as well. We have the knowledge, experience, and drive required to fight for your right to compensation.
Cases That The Benton Law Firm Handles
Slip and fall cases are just what they sound like: an accident where a person has fallen and been injured. These cases usually occur when another party’s negligence, such as inadequate maintenance of property or equipment, leads to the injured party’s accident. A slip and fall can be something like slipping on a freshly mopped but unmarked floor, tripping on uneven stairs, or falling off a roof due to the tiles being put on incorrectly. These cases can differ greatly, as can the injuries that occur and the recovery that is possible.
For most slip and fall cases, you will need to prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care, failed in that duty, and that their failure caused significant injuries to you as a result. You will furthermore have to show that you were less than 51% responsible for your injuries, because Texas uses the doctrine of modified comparative negligence to determine fault.
The party responsible for creating the hazard that caused you to fall will likely try to argue that you caused your own accident, that they were not responsible for your safety, or that your accident had nothing to do with them at all. A lawyer from The Benton Law Firm will be able to put together a strong case to ensure their arguments do not hold and make sure you get the compensation you are owed.
What Should Do After The Accident
After a slip and fall, there are some steps you can take to help your future legal claim go easier.
First and most importantly, you need to get medical aid. This serves two useful purposes. It will get you out of immediate danger and help you start recovering. Also, it will create a record of the incident and help The Benton Law Firm with our research.
The next thing you need to do is to contact your insurance company. This will help you pay for your injuries while you wait for your case to go forward. It will also give useful information into just how much you are owed in compensation.
Thirdly, make sure to record any expenses you incur because of the slip and fall. This includes obvious things like medical expenses, but can also include things like lost wages from missing out on work. This step is especially important if you have a physically oriented job or if you are involved in sports. If your injuries cost you potential job opportunities in the future, you could be compensated for that, but only if you bring it up.
Finally, make sure to contact The Benton Law Firm as soon as you reasonably can. Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases, which include slip and falls. If you do not file your case within this time, the court will refuse to hear it, and you could lose any potential income. Research into the law in general and your case can take a lot of time, so don’t wait to contact us.
At The Benton Law Firm, we are dedicated to serving our clients as well as we can. We have devoted ourselves to making sure that our clients get the best result possible. We can do the same for you too. If you or a loved one have suffered from a slip and fall and have been injured as a result, contact us today at (956) 230-6390. We will begin building the best case for you that we can, and will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call our Brownsville attorneys today and start on the road to recovery.