A slip and fall accident can give you serious personal injuries when you least expect them. A fall in a grocery or department store could result in broken bones, sprained muscles or a head injury. The store or property owner could be liable for your injuries and related expenses if the owner reasonably could have prevented the fall. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we help slip and fall accident victims recover compensation for their damages. Find out how our slip and fall lawyers in Garland, Texas can help you. Call (214) 200-4878 for a free consultation today.
Why Choose Us?
- Our lead attorney is a skilled negotiator that has achieved hundreds of out-of-court settlements. He has also successfully represented clients in court during litigation.
- Our lead attorney is one of the few lawyers in Texas (less than 2%) who can say he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Hiring Aaron A. Herbert could motivate an insurance company to take your claim more seriously.
- Our law firm takes Garland slip and fall accident clients on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay us anything in attorney’s fees if we do not succeed in winning you an award.
How a Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help
Due to a large number of fraudulent slip and fall accident claims, genuine cases can be difficult to win. Insurance companies and the courts may raise the bar in terms of evidence and documentation. If you have a soft-tissue injury, such as a pulled muscle, it can be even harder to prove since it may not appear on x-rays. A lawyer can help you with the burden of proof during an injury claim, using proven methods to document your injuries. Your attorney can fight for better results from the at-fault landowner while you undergo medical treatments.
Property Owner Liability for a Slip and Fall
Dallas County slip and fall accidents are under the umbrella of premises liability law. This law states that a property owner will be legally responsible for reasonably preventable accidents on his or her premises. If another landowner would have been able to prevent the accident in question, the owner may be liable for the victim’s damages. Property owners owe different duties of care to visitors depending on their class.
- Trespasser. A trespasser does not have the property owner’s permission to be on the premises. No property owner owes duties of care to trespassers in Texas, except for the duty not to intentionally cause harm. An exception exists if the trespasser is under 18.
- Licensee. A licensee is lawfully on a premises for his or her own reasons. Landowners must repair defects and warn licensees of known hazards that may not be obvious before welcoming them onto a property.
- Invitee. An invitee has the landowner’s permission to enter and does so for the owner’s purposes. Shoppers in a store are invitees, for example. Landowners must meet the same standards of care as for licensees, plus search for hidden hazards.
One of the first steps in bringing a slip and fall accident claim is determining your class as a property visitor. Whether you fell on a slippery floor, greased/waxed floor, patch of ice, puddle of water, uneven surface or unsafe staircase, you will need to prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and caused your accident. The lawyers at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. can help.
Contact a Garland Slip and Fall Lawyer for Free Today
Hiring our attorneys can improve the odds of securing fair compensation during a premises liability claim. We can navigate Texas’ laws and your individual case on your behalf. Learn more about your rights and how much your slip and fall claim might be worth during a free consultation in Garland. Request yours today.