Fort Worth Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Slip and falls can be deadly in the wrong circumstances. More minor slip and fall accidents, such as falling on a slippery surface at the grocery, can still cause significant pain and personal injuries. It is the legal responsibility of the property owner to keep his or her premises free and clear of slip and fall hazards. Failure to do so, resulting in injuries to a visitor, is negligence.
Contact the Law Offices of Tom Hall if you or a loved one has slipped and fallen anywhere in Fort Worth, Texas. We don’t stand for property owner negligence and neither should you. A civil claim could result in payment for your accident-related damages, including medical bills and lost wages. Our law firm can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call today to learn more about your slip and fall injury claim.
Proving Fault for a Slip and Fall Accident
Proving fault is necessary in almost every personal injury claim. It is the injured party’s burden to prove that the defendant or party allegedly responsible for the accident negligently caused or contributed to the fall. Proving fault generally requires gathering evidence from the scene of the accident, talking to eyewitnesses, and putting together a strong case against the defendant. Proving a slip and fall claim against a property owner generally requires the following elements:
- Duty of care. All property owners owe visitors and passersby certain duties of care according to the status of the guest. People the owner invites onto the property (invitees) receive the greatest standards of care, while trespassers receive the smallest duties of care. A defendant’s duties to you will depend upon the situation.
- Negligence. A property owner may be negligent if he or she fails to fulfill his or her duties to a visitor. Examples of breaches of duty in slip and fall claims include failing to clean a spilled liquid, failing to fix a leaky pipe, and failing to warn visitors of freshly waxed floors.
- Causation. The property owner’s negligence must be the main cause of the slip and fall accident. For example, a plaintiff might not have grounds to file a lawsuit if he or she was more than 50% responsible by not paying attention to where he or she was walking. It is the plaintiff’s job to prove causation.
- Damages. Finally, the plaintiff must show the courts that the defendant’s actions caused real, compensable damages such as physical injuries, medical expenses, missed time at work, and pain and suffering. The plaintiff would have no reason to pursue a claim if the slip and fall didn’t cause any damage.
A lawyer can help you with the task of proving fault for a slip and fall claim. The Law Offices of Tom Hall has years of experience negotiating and litigating slip and fall cases in Tarrant County. We pride ourselves on communicating closely with our clients throughout the legal process, always granting clients direct access to attorneys instead of assistants. We’ve collected millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and jury verdicts over the years and may be able to help you as well.
Call Our Fort Worth Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
Slip and fall accidents can happen in Fort Worth grocery stores, shopping malls, hospitals, nursing homes, public properties, or right at home. Knowing whether you have a civil claim and are eligible for compensation requires a legal consultation with an experienced slip and fall lawyer. Find the information you’re looking for during a free meeting – in person or over the phone – with a lead attorney from the Law Offices of Tom Hall. Call (800) 866-4255 or submit your information online for legal counsel today.