Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case in Houston
Slip and fall losses are unfortunate and unforeseen events that have a significant influence on your standard of living. Slip and fall claims are filed every year in Houston because businesses often fail to correct a problem or provide notice of a hazardous condition in their establishments or fail to properly train their employees.
A slip and fall victim may sustain painful injuries, incur large medical expenditures for urgent and long-term care, or be unable to work and generate income for a lengthy period of time. If this sounds like your situation, it is time to contact a professional. Texas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have worked with thousands of victims in Houston to prove that their injuries were the result of negligence.
At Carabin Shaw, we evaluate each possible case to ensure its validity. Our attorneys have experience in both work-related and private business slip and fall accidents. Our firm has more than twenty years of expertise obtaining the highest possible compensation for our clients. Call us free at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free consultation. A personal injury lawyer will meet with you to determine if you have a legitimate case.What Qualifies as a Houston Slip and Fall Accident?
In a slip and fall accident, a person is injured because he or she slips or trips and falls due to something on a property. The injured person may have also been bumped into or had something dropped on him or her by another person.
There are three general categories of slip and fall accidents: slip, trip, and fall; trip, stumble, trip; and trip, stumble-drop. If you were the victim of any of these situations, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In order to truly know if your case qualifies as a potential slip and fall claim, you must speak to an attorney experienced in personal injury law, who will advise you on the next steps to take. At Carabin Shaw, our slip and fall accident attorneys in Houston will examine the details of the accident, acquire relevant documentation, which may include video footage, and assess the value of your claim.
Once our attorneys conclude that you have a case, they will devote time, resources, and their best efforts to proving negligence on the side of the at-fault party.Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case is Key to Obtaining Compensation
It is usually simple to determine who was at blame in a slip and fall accident. However, in many circumstances, determining what caused the accident in the first place is challenging. This is due to the fact that negligence is sometimes difficult to establish.
In order to prove negligence, you must show that the defendant had a duty to care for you, they violated this responsibility, an unreasonable risk was created by the defendant’s conduct, and that injury occurred because of this unreasonable risk.
The following are also crucial factors in proving negligence in a slip and fall case:
- The property owner should have been aware of the unsafe or dangerous situation.
- The owner or employee was aware of the problem yet did nothing to correct it.
- The risky situation was caused by the owner.
While you may be certain that your accident was totally the fault of a property owner, you will need to provide physical proof to receive compensation. At Carabin Shaw, we have aggressively campaigned for victims of negligence to obtain millions of dollars in damages. Look through Carabin Shaw's client reviews to see what we've done for them.Our Carabin Shaw Houston Team is Available All Day, Every Day
Do not face the aftermath of a slip and fall accident alone. Our team of experienced lawyers are here to advocate for your rights. Our Spanish and English-speaking team members are available to speak with you 24/7 and schedule your free consultation.