Slip and Fall Lawyer
Have you or someone you love been injured due to a fall in another person's home, a place of business or another property?
If the injury was due to a property owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other losses.
Find out if you have a case. Schedule a free consultation with a slip and fall lawyer at Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
Our trip and fall attorneys can come to you or meet you at one of our offices in Katy, Richmond or Sugar Land, TX.
When Are Property Owners Liable for Slip and Fall Injuries?
It is every property owner's obligation to prevent slip and fall accidents by amending compromised walkways, wet floors and other dangerous conditions, or to provide ample warning of these conditions until they can be fixed. When property owners fail to uphold this responsibility, serious injuries or even death can occur.
Proving Liability in Trip and Fall Accident Cases
It requires an intimate knowledge of premises liability law to prove negligence on the part of a property owner in a trip and fall case. You must be able to demonstrate:
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Slip and fall injuries can have life-altering repercussions that take a significant emotional and financial toll. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall that occurred because of unsafe conditions on another party's property, schedule your free consultation with one of our compassionate personal injury lawyers today. Attorneys Jackson R. Reed and Travis B. Terry have each practiced law for more than 25 years. We can meet with you at one of our offices in Sugar Land, Katy or Richmond, or we can come to you. Se habla Español.
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Was I Owed Duty of Care?
Under Texas law, people who are owed a duty of care are put into three categories:
This typically refers to a customer, client or visitor at a store or business. The standard of care provided to invitees includes the responsibility to keep the property in reasonably safe condition or warn patrons about potential tripping dangers. In these premises liability cases, we must show that the owner knew or should have known about the hazard; this means that the danger would have been identified during a reasonable inspection.
A licensee is someone that is on the property for non-commercial purposes, like a visitor to a home. A licensee has a higher burden of proof in slip and fall cases. We must show that the property owner had actual knowledge of the danger of slipping; this means that the hazard was reported in the past or a fall at the property has already caused an injury.
The only standard of care that property owners need to show adult trespassers is to refrain from injuring them on purpose. If a child enters a property uninvited and becomes injured, the property owner can be held liable. Our Sugar Land attorneys can review your case and advise you of your legal options.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Level the Playing Field
In most cases, the property owner is insured, so our slip and fall lawyers typically seek damages from the insurance policy. You can expect the insurance company to attempt to show that your own actions contributed to your injury. Even if insurance adjusters concede that the accident was due to the property owner's negligence, they will certainly try to minimize your claim or offer an inadequate settlement.
Build a Strong Case
Our Sugar Land personal injury attorneys will gather extensive evidence and build a compelling case that illustrates the true extent of your losses and proves that your injury was no fault of your own. We work with a network of experts and will investigate every piece of evidence to build a strong case in your favor.
Seek Maximum Compensation
We will fight for the maximum amount of compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the injury.
Provide Important Legal Advice
During the course of our investigation and any litigation, it is pertinent that you do not speak with anyone representing the property owner. Instead, defer their inquiries to our Sugar Land personal injury attorneys.
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I called for a free consultation and after answering some questions about the case, I was transferred to Mr. Jack Reed. He listened to my situation and gave me an overview from his perspective. He then began breaking down the facts and was able to suggest an option I had not considered. I am grateful for the information. I was also impressed that he was so nice and "Texas friendly" about his legal expertise.Read More Google Reviews
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Slip and Fall Accident Laws in Texas
Statute of Limitations
Slip, trip and fall accident cases follow the same statute of limitations as any personal injury case. People that are injured must file their lawsuit within two years of the date of the injury. We urge injured victims to contact us at our offices in Sugar Land, Katy and Richmond to file their claims as soon as possible.
Modified Comparative Negligence Rule
Under this law, multiple parties may share fault for a personal injury. If you are found to be at least 51 percent at fault for the slip and fall accident, you are not eligible to seek damages.
If you are found to be less than 51 percent at fault, your damages will be reduced by the amount of fault you were assigned. For example, if you were awarded $10,000 in damages but were assigned 20 percent fault, you would only be entitled to $8,000 in damages.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries are just one aspect of premises liability law. Negligence on the part of a property owner can result in many types of accidents and injuries, but those resulting from a slip and fall are by far the most common. These injuries often occur due to dangerous conditions such as:
- Liquid spills in grocery stores that are not promptly cleaned or marked
- Mopped floors that are still wet and are not marked with warning signs
- Carpet damage or improperly installed carpet that could cause a patron to trip
- Poorly lit or uneven stairways
- Broken, uneven sidewalks
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