Slip, Trip, or Fall | San Antonio Premises Liability Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents happen across San Antonio every day. If you’re injured in an accident on someone else’s business or personal property, you want to make sure your injuries are properly treated, but you may also wonder if there’s any other compensation you’re entitled to. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may deserve to be compensated for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. If you’ve suffered an injury on someone else’s property, read on for more information on hiring a San Antonio personal injury attorney and call Carabin Shaw right away.Seek Medical Attention Following a Slip and Fall
If you think you might file a Texas slip and fall claim, seeking medical attention immediately after your fall will help your San Antonio premises liability lawyers with your claim in the future. When you see a doctor after your fall, you’ll receive a full medical evaluation that might lead to discovery of injuries you didn’t know to look for. The ability of your lawyer to get you the most compensation for your injuries depends partly on accurate and timely medical treatment. Some injuries that might not be noticeable to you but that a doctor can examine you for include:
- Traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion
- Internal bleeding
- Other internal injuries, such as muscle spasms
If you’re on the premises of a business, that business is obligated to keep their premises safe and address hazards as they arise. Your slip and fall attorney will have expertise in all the legal intricacies this entails, such as how often properties should be checked for hazardous conditions and how quickly hazards must be addressed. Some of the conditions you should keep an eye out for after your slip and fall so that you can report them to your San Antonio personal injury attorney include:
- Stairs in disrepair
- Broken pavement or tiles
- Puddles or other areas of standing water caused by leaks or spills
Businesses are required to remedy hazards like these promptly. There are also requirements for businesses to alert visitors to their premises of hazards not yet addressed if they cannot remedy the hazard immediately. This can be done in several ways, including via signs or cordoning off hazardous areas. Be sure to report the absence of these precautions to the San Antonio premises liability lawyers representing you.Statute of Limitations for Filing a Texas Slip and Fall Claim
In San Antonio, a lawsuit asking for compensation for injuries, lost wages or pain and suffering from a slip and fall is a personal injury lawsuit. Your attorney will be able to explain all the parameters of a personal injury lawsuit to you, but one of the main things to be aware of even before you hire a slip and fall attorney is that there is a relatively short statute of limitations.
Barring certain exceptions that your lawyer can explain to you, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Texas is two years from the date of the accident or injury. Two years may sound like a long time, but it goes by quickly and you can easily find yourself still debating whether or not to hire an attorney on the two-year anniversary of your accident. Exceptions to this limit are rare, so don’t let this happen to you. Our tough, experienced attorneys will give you a free consultation to determine if you should file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of the owners of the premises, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages or pain and suffering. Call a San Antonio personal injury attorney at Carabin Shaw today for a free consultation. Our attorneys will give you peace of mind that someone is on your side and will fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us now at 210-222-2288.