DALLAS SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere at any given time. While many of these accidents result in only minor bumps and bruises, some slip and fall accidents can leave people with broken bones or other severe injuries. The hazardous conditions that lead to these kinds of accidents are preventable and very typically occur because of someone’s negligence – whether it is the property owner or the manager in charge at the time, they have the responsibility to ensure a safe environment for their guests or customers.
At The Benton Law Firm, our Dallas slip and fall attorneys believe that no one should have to face the consequences of an accident that occurs due to someone else’s negligence. Almost all slip and fall accidents are preventable if given a reasonable warning, but when no such warning exists it is understandable why so many people suffer from these accidents every day.
Why You Need a Lawyer
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you’re already dealing with injuries that may be severe and medical bills that are mounting. You don’t have the time or resources on your own to deal with insurance companies and research the complexities of the law regarding your slip and fall accident. We understand how overwhelming accidents can be. With that said, it’s important that negligent property owners responsible so that you can receive just compensation.
That’s why you need to hire an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to work on your case. While the details of your case may seem simple, the nuances of the law can complicate what might be an otherwise straightforward case.
For example, it isn’t always clear who is at fault when a slip and fall accident happens. Even if you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you may also be partially at fault depending on the details. Property owners sometimes make this argument to downplay their own negligence in slip and fall accidents.
A seasoned slip and fall accident lawyer can help determine who exactly was legally at fault and work with you to build a strong case. What’s more, a lawyer isn’t just there to help you interpret the law. A knowledgeable slip and fall accident attorney can also take depositions, conduct research on your behalf, and deal with insurance companies too. It’s important to remember that no matter how overwhelmed you may be, you are not alone.
The bottom line is that it always beneficial to work with a lawyer since a lawyer will always fight to secure the best legal outcome possible. In fact, personal injury victims who have legal counsel obtain compensation that is three times higher than those who have no legal counsel.
Don’t wait to seek representation. The more quickly you contact a slip and fall accident lawyer, the faster they can begin building a strong case to hold others accountable for your accident.
Call us now at (214) 777-7777 to schedule a no-charge evaluation of your slip and fall accident.
Why Choose Us?
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Who is Responsible in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Determining who is at fault in a slip and fall accident can be a complicated process at times. This is especially true in Texas since state law stipulates that the victim may be partially responsible for an accident. In legal terms, this is called modified comparative negligence. But barring cases where the victim may be partiality responsible for their slip and fall accident, the notion of negligence usually dictates who as liable or at fault.
Someone is negligent when they carelessly fail to avoid causing injury or loss to another person. For example, if your landlord fails to fix a leak for several weeks, and then you slip and fall in a puddle, then the landlord was negligent. He was aware of the problem, failed to address it, and this led to your accident.
However, the case may be more complicated if the victim also contributed to the fall. If, for instance, the victim was intoxicated at the time, the victim might be partially responsible for the accident. In Texas, this means that the victim may receive proportionally less compensation for the accident, or they may not have a valid case at all.
That’s why it is important to hire an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer. A knowledgeable slip and fall lawyer can help determine who exactly was at fault and whether you may be able to receive damages.
CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Unfortunately, the majority of the people that fall victim to slip and fall accidents are older folks whose bodies are not accustomed to forceful impacts. Slip and fall accidents can leave these victims with crippling medical debt, lost wages, as well as lingering physical handicaps. Slip and fall accidents occur for countless reasons, all stemming from someone’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Spilled drinks
- Icy roads or sidewalks
- Wet floors
- Loose materials on the ground
- Low traction shoes
These are only a few of the countless reasons that a slip and fall accident may occur. Regardless of how the accident happened, a customer or guest of an establishment should never have to fear injury when entering a building.
CONTACT A SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY
If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip and fall accident, you do not have to face the consequences without fair compensation. The legal professionals of The Benton Law Firm, strive to assist those that are wrongfully injured recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Our attorneys understand how difficult it is to overcome an accident that was never your fault. Contact our offices today at (214) 777-7777 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team to learn more about what we may be able to do for you.