Slip and Fall Lawyer
Accidents are never expected by anyone, yet they happen to everyone. This is especially true for slip and fall accidents; it is so easy to slip and fall on a slick surface in a store, on a sidewalk, on someone’s front porch, even. Not every slip and fall accident is “the worst-case scenario”. Typically, the “worst-case” scenario requires medical care.
Sometimes a slip and fall can leave you confused, numb, and even embarrassed. And you might think you are not injured because you do not seem to hurt anymore than a fall should hurt; however, if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident you will need to consult a physician of your choice to ensure there is no injury. Injuries to the spine, joints and other parts of the body from these types of falls can occur at a very delayed speed—meaning, if you do not get it diagnosed before it is a full-blown injury, when you later try to sue the owner of wherever you had your fall at, it will be much harder to prove the fall caused the injury.
In a slip and fall, there is usually only one party involved in the accident itself. Therefore, it can be very hard to determine who was at fault for the injury and accident. If you are confused, think about auto accidents. If someone rear-ends you, it is usually their fault because it is practically a clear-cut “the fault falls on the rear-ender” situation. In a slip and fall, finding out who was at fault requires the circumstances in their full entirety.
Because there is not a second party that physically pushed you down involved in cases such as these, the circumstances must lead the law to the person who is at fault. Were the conditions dangerous, was the property owner aware of said dangerous conditions? If they were not, should they have been, would it have been reasonable to expect them to be? Of course, these types of questions are much easier to have asked by a slip and fall lawyer in Dallas, TX such as the ones at Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC.
Your slip and fall lawyer in Dallas, TX is going to be the best person to help you figure out who is at fault. They are going to be able to bring in experts, judge the conditions where the fall occurred, judge whether it was reasonable to expect the property to be safe, and more.
You need to prove liability, and that isn’t easy. Liability means the defendant, which is the property owner, failed to maintain their property—therefore they are negligent in this case. The owner has a duty to, more or less, warn visitors to the property of unsafe conditions, and any such conditions must be in the process of being repaired, be repaired, or be marked with proper signage.
When they fail to do this, they fail to uphold the responsibility they had to people on their property.