Richmond Slip & Fall Attorney
When you visit a friend’s home, go shopping, or enjoy a night out at a restaurant you expect that the property is safe for visitors and customers. However, this is not always the case, and hazardous conditions can cause a slip and fall accidents. The experienced Richmond slip & fall attorneys at The West Law Office understand how serious the injuries from this type of accident can be and are here to zealously advocate for your legal needs. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Texas Slip and Fall Laws
Slip and fall accidents in Texas fall under premises liability law. This means that the property owner or occupier is liable for injuries caused by a slip and fall if they were negligent in maintaining a safe premises for guests. Premises liability law requires that a property must be kept reasonably safe from dangerous conditions and that property owners warn of any potential hazards that might cause a slip and fall accident.
Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
Depending on the circumstances of the case, slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries to victims. A person’s age, preexisting health conditions, and where the slip and fall took place can all impact the severity of the injuries. Some of the most common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents includes the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Facial trauma
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Torn tendons and ligaments
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
A lawyer with experience in slip and fall cases will be able to assess the extent of the damage in your slip and fall case to determine the amount of compensation you are owed after an accident.
Slip and Fall Injury Compensation
Victims injured in slip and fall accidents deserve to be compensated for the harm caused by the negligence of others. Compensation includes both economic and noneconomic damages caused by the accident. Economic damages refers to all out of pocket costs, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate the victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and for the loss of enjoyment of life.
It is important to note that Texas’ modified comparative fault rule may impact your overall award after a slip and fall accident. Using the modified comparative fault rule, the court in every slip and fall case determines the degree of fault for every party involved and reduces the compensation by that percentage. However, if an injury victim is found to be more than fifty percent at fault for their injuries they are barred from collecting any compensation. The determination of fault is often one of the most significant issues in any slip and fall case, which is why you need an experienced personal injury by your side to protect and advocate for your interests in the case.
Call or Contact Our Office Now
Have you or a loved one suffered injuries after a slip and fall accident in the Richmond area? If so, call the office or contact us today at The West Law Office to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys now.