Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip, trip, and fall accident could lead to a premises liability claim if one or more parties negligently contributed to the accident. Property owners bear a duty to maintain safe premises for their guests and visitors. Failure to do so, resulting in a preventable slip and fall, is negligence. If you suffered a personal injury because of a slip and fall in Huntsville, contact us at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. for a free discussion with a lawyer about your case.
Why Choose Us?
The premises liability lawyer you select to represent you is an important decision. Why choose us as your law firm?
- We have extensive experience representing accident victims in the community, with more than 30 years of combined legal experience.
- We know the court system and other attorneys, giving you the benefit of knowledge and a network of information for your legal needs.
- We will travel to you to discuss your slip and fall accident case if you cannot make it to our Huntsville law office for your free personal injury consultation.
Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. knows how to fight for and win compensation in Texas premises liability claims.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Negotiating a slip and fall accident claim can be difficult as a victim. Not only are you dealing with personal injuries, but you may also have to face common tactics by insurance companies to reduce or deny your claim. Business and homeowners’ insurance companies may take advantage of clients to save money – especially clients without legal representatives. Hiring a lawyer gives you more power to fight for fair compensation. It also lets you focus on physical recovery while an attorney takes care of the legal battle.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
All landowners owe certain duties of care to visitors based on their reasons for entering the property. Invitees, such as customers at a business, deserve the highest standards of care. Property owners must repair known defects, search for unknown ones, and warn invitees of existing defects that may not be obvious. They also owe duties of care to licensees and child trespassers. Neglecting these duties of care could result in various slip and fall risks on the property:
- Wet or greasy floors
- Food debris on the ground
- Obstacles in the walkway
- Poor lighting
- Trip hazards, such as exposed cords
- Uneven sidewalks or curbs
- Ice or snow
If the risk is dangerous enough, it could cause a major slip and fall accident and serious injuries. Some of the most common slip and fall injuries are hip fractures, wrist fractures, muscle sprains, joint dislocation, traumatic head and brain injuries, neck and back injuries, and lacerations. A bad slip and fall could be deadly, especially for senior citizens. The property owner may be liable for damages if a prudent person in the same position would have prevented the accident.
To prove liability for a slip and fall, the victim or his/her attorney will need to demonstrate a duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. This burden of proof may take an investigation of the accident, the gathering of evidence, interviews with eyewitnesses, comparisons to similar cases, and other processes on the plaintiff’s part. Hiring a lawyer can make determining and proving liability easier on the victim of a slip and fall.
Contact Us Today
A successful slip and fall accident claim in Texas could result in compensation for your medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages. Increase your odds of a successful lawsuit by hiring an attorney from Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. We can use our experience by giving you the benefit of our legal knowledge. Find out if you have grounds for a valid claim today. Contact our Huntsville attorneys online or by calling (936) 285-3712.