Individuals often suffer serious injuries while on the property of other individuals or businesses. These accidents can be caused by a variety of hazards. Whether you are on public or private property, the owner of that property has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety. But, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the libel party will usually try to blame you for your injuries. The expert premises liability lawyers at The Miller Law Firm represent clients injured in slip and fall accidents. We have successfully resolved hundreds of cases for our injured clients. So call us now for a free case evaluation.
Generally, slip and call accident claims are filed against homeowner’s insurance or proprietor’s general liability coverage. Most importantly, the fact that you slipped and fell is not what determines the amount of damages you might get. What does affect the potential value of your case is the extent to which your own actions contributed to your injuries. If the at-fault party can say that you partly contributed to your own accident, they can reduce their liability under Texas’s modified comparative fault rule. For example, if a jury finds you 20% liable for the accident, you can only recover up to 80% of your total damages. However, if you are deemed 50% or more at fault, you can’t recover anything at all.
Examples of Premises Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident
Every personal injury attorney knows that injuries caused by a slip and fall are common. You might be injured on broken sidewalks, slippery or wet floors without warning signs or cones, or ungated swimming pools. In addition, other common causes of slip and fall accidents are torn carpet, rugs that slide, and unmarked trip hazards. Moreover, an uncontrolled dog that knocks you over or bites you, stairs or steps with no railings and unlit stairwells occur far too frequently. Because it can be challenging to prove fault, you need to hire our attorneys to give you the best chance to recover your damages.
Types of Damages
The Texas Bulldog will help you recover compensatory damages after a slip and fall accident which can include:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills (present and future)
- Property damage, destroyed clothing, jewelry or electronic equipment
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Pain and Suffering
If the negligence of the property owner is extreme — for example, if someone else had already been harmed by the defendant’s broken sidewalk and reported it to the owner but they never had it repaired — you may also be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages serve as a punishment to the property owner for reckless misconduct.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
The Texas Bulldog will never charge anything unless he wins your case. We have a contingency fee contract, which means The Miller Law Firm will not get paid unless you recover money. Our firm will cover all the costs associated with researching your case, prosecuting and litigation. We will also cover the costs doctor visits, court visits, loans for living expenses and if we need to hire an expert for trial. If The Texas Bulldog wins your case, we’re reimbursed those costs. If we’re not successful, then we lose those costs.
Contact Our Law Firm
At The Miller Law Firm, we focus on helping injured victims and their families get the most they deserve of their financial recovery. We know that the success of your case depends on our hard work and dedication. Our attorneys will always go the extra mile from the initial investigation through all facets of the legal process to help you get the best outcome possible. The Texas Bulldog will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your case, whether negotiating with an insurance company or taking a case to trial. Contact Us today by calling 713-572-3333 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are available to discuss how we can help you favorably resolve your case.