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What Are the Elements of a Slip and Fall Case in Houston?

You just fell after slipping on an unknown substance while on a shopping spree in Houston. Not only are you embarrassed, you are starting to feel pain and you just realized your phone screen is completely cracked. What do you do next?

Do you have a Houston premises liability case? You want to know. Fortunately, at Carabin Shaw we offer you the chance to learn more about what an attorney can do for you in the event of a slip and fall accident case, regardless of whether your slip was caused by snow, oil spill (slip and fall accident in a kitchen or shop), carpet slippery from improper cleaning, or any other liquid spill.

One of our personal injury attorneys will go through the specifics of your case at your initial free consultation with us, as well as the components of a slip and fall lawsuit, which include the following.

What are the Elements of a Slip and Fall Case in Houston? Establishing Duty of Care

Property owners have a legal duty to keep their property in good condition and free from dangerous conditions.

You may have experienced a slip and fall accident on someone else's property. In that case, you may be wondering whether the owner of the property is liable for your injuries. There are four elements that must be proven in order to hold someone liable for a slip and fall accident:

  • The owner of the property must owe you a duty of care;
  • The owner breached their duty by failing to maintain their premises in a safe condition;
  • You were injured on that property due to that breach; and
  • Your injuries were caused by the dangerous condition on the owner's premises (or they would not have happened at all).
Proving Liability

Under Texas law, a slip and fall victim must show that the property owner either created the dangerous condition or knew about it but did not do anything to fix it. This is referred to as “negligence” or “failure to exercise ordinary care” on behalf of the property owner. To prove negligence, you need to first show that your injuries were caused by something on someone else's property. Then you need to prove that the person was legally responsible for keeping their property in good repair, and that they didn't take reasonable measures to keep people safe from harm when there was an obvious danger present.

This is why we recommend hiring a personal injury lawyer in Houston who handles slip-and-fall cases frequently—so we can make sure everything is done correctly!

Filing a Claim

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence while walking a public sidewalk — whether it was caused by their failure to clear snow/ice from said sidewalk before opening up shop for business or simply because they didn't notice something dangerous lying around before your tripped — then it's important that you find out whether or not they are legally liable for your medical expenses so that you can recover compensation through legal action if necessary.

An experienced lawyer can file a claim with the property owner’s insurance so that you receive fair recompense after a slip and fall on their property. An expert will make sure all liable parties pay their fair share for the pain and suffering you’ve endured.

Houston Accident Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Recover What You’ve Lost

It's crucial to seek professional advice as soon as possible if you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident. Without the assistance of an accomplished legal practitioner, slip and fall claims can be complicated and challenging to win.

To learn about what we’ve done to assist victims of slip and falls, read Carabin Shaw’s client reviews. Call us at 800-862-1260 toll-free to find out how we can help you. Our Houston team can discuss your potential claim in either English or Spanish and is available around-the-clock.

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