A trip and fall accident can happen when you least expect it, such as while you are walking up to someone else’s home or business. A building’s landscaping should be more than just visually appealing; it should also be designed, executed and maintained in a way that is safe for visitors and guests. Dangerous landscaping could be the fault of the property owner.
If you recently suffered an injury after tripping on a landscape hazard in Dallas, Texas, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. to discuss the possibility of a premises liability case.
Why You Need a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Attorney
Hiring an attorney to represent you after a trip and fall accident in Dallas, Texas can give you an easier legal process. Your lawyer will take care of confusing legal requirements and paperwork for you while you focus on healing. An attorney can help you prove your claim by gathering evidence and hiring qualified experts for you. It is especially critical to hire a lawyer if you have a serious injury from a fall, such as a broken bone
. With expensive medical bills and a lot on the line, do not risk going up against an insurance company on your own.
Common Landscape Trip and Fall Hazards in Texas
Landscaping on a public or private property can contain many hazards and injury risks if the property owner is negligent. Negligence in premises liability law is the failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person would in the same or similar circumstances. In general, if an ordinary landowner would have done something differently to prevent the hazard that caused your accident, you will have grounds to file a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner.
Some of the most common landscape elements that cause trip and fall accidents are:
- Outdoor furniture
- Sprinkler heads
- Garden hoses
- Puddles of water from an irrigation system
- Loose pavers
- Snow or ice
- Cracked or uneven sidewalk or driveway
- Garden gnomes or decorations
- Sticks and rocks
- Holes or trenches
- Storm debris
- Fallen tree limbs
- Mud from a drainage issue
- Poor lighting
It is a property owner’s legal responsibility to search for potential trip and fall hazards, repair known defects, and post warning signs regarding existing hazards before welcoming anyone onto the property. If a property owner is negligent in fulfilling these responsibilities, it could lead to a victim tripping and falling on a landscape hazard and suffering serious injuries.
Do You Have a Case?
You may be eligible to file a premises liability case for a landscape hazard in Texas if you were lawfully on the property at the time of your fall, the owner or controller of the property was negligent in the maintenance of the property, and if this negligence caused your accident. A successful lawsuit could repay you for losses such as your medical bills, lost income, legal fees, travel costs, pain and suffering, and more.
If you tripped and fell on private property, file a claim with the homeowner’s insurance company for injury compensation. If you were injured by unsafe landscaping on public property, you may be able to bring a claim against the government. Work with an attorney at The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. for assistance identifying the defendant and correctly filing your trip and fall claim.
Request a Free Trip and Fall Accident Consultation in Dallas Today
If you were recently injured after tripping on a landscape hazard in Dallas, please contact us
to request a free case evaluation. If you have grounds to file a premises liability suit, we can help you with the required legal processes and settlement negotiations. We have been representing clients in slip and fall accident cases throughout Texas for many years. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we win. Call (214) 609-1140 today for your free consultation.