Slippery and defective flooring is responsible for over 2 million falls each year in the United States. Bone fractures, torn ligaments, and concussions are just some of the slip and fall injuries requiring emergency room visits. When Texas property owners fail to keep their premises reasonably safe for invitees and guests, they can be held liable for ensuing injuries and losses.
Why you should get help from a Dallas Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
When the unthinkable happens and you are left suffering, your choice of Dallas slip and fall lawyer makes a world of difference. The attorneys at Angel Reyes & Associates have extensive experience handling slip and fall accidents on private and public property, and are tenacious advocates who do not back down from a fight.
Negligence can take many forms, and whether your injuries were caused by loose carpeting, inadequate lighting, or some other dangerous condition, we are committed to holding reckless property owners accountable for their actions or lack thereof. Do not settle for less than you deserve; put your trust in a Dallas injury lawyer who has a proven track record of success winning slip and fall cases.
A landowner or occupier in Dallas has a legal duty to protect against hazards that could pose injury, repair problems within a reasonable time frame, and provide notice of potential risks that she or he either knew about, or should have been aware of. However, slip and fall claims are notoriously difficult to prove. It’s not unusual for defendants and their insurers to argue that your own distraction or footwear caused the accident. That’s why you need effective legal representation – an attorney who will conduct independent investigations, review local building codes and safety requirements, consult experts who have insight into premises liability, and gather solid evidence that bolsters your case.
At Angel Reyes & Associates, we are focused on your physical, emotional, and financial recovery, and will use every resource available to secure the full money damages you are entitled to by law.
How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?
Some of the more common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Slick or greasy surfaces
- Snow and ice
- Uneven flooring, curbs, and sidewalks
- Exposed cords or wires
- Loose or bunched carpeting
- Insufficient lighting
- Spilled liquids
- Defective or missing stair treads
- Broken or missing handrails
- Holes or cracks in parking lots
Calculating Slip and Fall Injury Compensation
As your dedicated fall injury lawyer, we take steps to prove the full extent of your injuries and resulting damages – both now and into the future. Compensation in a slip and fall verdict or negotiated settlement can account for:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Lost income and future earnings
- Out-of-pocket expenses for child care or household services
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Permanent disability
Traumatic Brain Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents
According to the CDC, falls are responsible for 35 percent of all brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs after a sudden jolt or blow to the head. A mild TBI like a concussion can cause nausea, headaches, slurred speech, confusion, loss of balance, and blurred vision. Because the symptoms of brain injury aren’t always immediate after a fall, it’s imperative to get help from a medical professional after any type of slip and fall. Symptoms may develop and worsen as time passes, making it more difficult to document your injury and prove causation.
Deadline for Taking Legal Action
Texas has established deadlines, known as statutes of limitation, for taking legal action after a personal injury. A slip and fall lawsuit must be filed within two years of the injury, unless your case falls under the following exceptions:
- The claimant is a minor. In this case, the victim has until their 20th birthday to file suit
- The deadline may be tolled if the claimant is legitimately unaware that they suffered injuries through the exercise of ordinary diligence.
Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyers Serving Dallas
Over the past 30 years, the Dallas law firm of Angel Reyes & Associates has secured nearly $1 billion in settlement money for our clients. Put our experience, legal knowledge, and dedication to work for your slip and fall claim. Call for a free case evaluation today and explore your options for legal recourse. We operate on a contingency-fee arrangement, so there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.