Texas Slip and Fall Attorneys - Top Austin Law Firm Carabin Shaw
Slip and falls may not seem like serious accidents, but they are responsible for thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slip and falls are the second leading cause of death in the United States of America—second only to motor vehicle collisions.
Slip and fall accidents are common in Austin, Texas, and can be traumatic for the victim. These accidents, which typically occur on another person’s property, can result in serious injuries, including sprains and fractures, brain and spinal cord injuries, and more. These injuries can result in pain and suffering and wrack up expensive medical bills.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall on another person's property, it is important you understand your rights. You may be liable to receive compensation for what you have suffered. Texas lawyers at Carabin Shaw can help.What Is a Slip and Fall?
“Slip and fall” is a legal term used in a personal injury case when someone trips or slips and is injured on another person’s property. Slip and falls are classified under the broader category of “premises liability” claims. These accidents usually occur on property owned or maintained by someone else.
In Austin, property owners have a duty to keep their premises free of dangerous conditions for anyone who might visit their property. This applies to restaurants, stores, malls, amusement parks, apartment buildings, condominium buildings, single family homes, and more. But it can be difficult to prove that someone else is responsible for your slip and fall. If you have been injured on another person’s property, slip and Fall Attorneys in Austin will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident and help you build a case.What Are Common Causes of Slip and Falls?
Many hazardous conditions can cause slip and falls in Austin, Texas, including but not limited to:
- Uneven steps
- Broken hand railings
- Ripped carpet or uneven flooring
- Loose flooring
- Wet and slippery floors
- Changes in flooring
- Poor lighting
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be liable to receive compensation for your suffering.
Texas slip and fall attorneys can help you receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation bills
- Loss wages due to missing work
- Pain and suffering
When suffering a slip and fall accident, it is important to take steps immediately because of Texas’ statute of limitations. Statute of limitations is a law that places a time limit on your right to have your case heard in the state’s court system. The statute of limitations is in place for a number of reasons, including to protect defendants from unfair litigation and also to improve the likelihood that evidence is preserved.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for slip and falls is two years from the date and time of your slip and fall accident. If you believe the property owner is responsible for your slip and fall, Austin, Texas personal injury lawyers recommend you take the following steps:
- Seek medical care for your injuries and save records of your medical reports and bills
- Obtain contact information of any eyewitnesses to your accident
- File a police report
- If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident
- Contact a lawyer to help you with your case
Do not wait to contact an attorney. We offer a free case review / initial consultation for slip and fall accidents. Our dedicated staff members are available to speak with you 24/7. Both English-speaking and Spanish staff members are available. You can find Carabin Shaw’s client reviews here.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701