McAllen Slip & Fall Attorney
Filing a Premises Liability Claim in Texas
On the surface, slip and fall cases may not seem all that serious. But in reality, these types of personal injury cases can involve devastating injuries, extensive damages, and tragic deaths.
Slip and fall accidents fall under a type of personal injury law known as premises liability. When you are out at a grocery store, an amusement park, or even at work, the owner of that property is required by law to keep the area safe. This means clearing walkways, putting up proper signage, and conducting regular property maintenance. Sometimes, however, especially during construction or busy hours of operation, maintenance gets forgotten. This can lead to severe accidents, such as scaffolding that falls or tripping-related accidents. Such incidents can cause major head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, as well as spinal cord injuries, back injuries, and even fatalities.
Attorney Humberto Tijerina understands how to litigate slip and fall cases, as well as all types of premises liability claims. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner or business owner, call Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. today to discuss your case with an experienced McAllen slip and fall attorney for free!
Texas Premises Liability Law
When it comes to premise liability in Texas, you are guaranteed a basic standard of care once you step onto someone else’s property. If the property contains a dangerous condition and you suffer an injury because of it, then you may be able to file a claim to obtain compensation for your injuries.
What Are Dangerous Conditions?
“Dangerous” or “hazardous” property conditions include any condition that poses a risk of foreseeable harm. This means that a reasonable person would realize that the existing condition could potentially injure or harm someone.
Examples of dangerous property conditions that often lead to slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Slippery/waxed floors
- Uneven floors
- Torn/ripped carpets
- Cluttered walkways/aisles
- Unmarked steps
- Broken/crumbling stairs
- Lack of handrails
- Poor lighting
- Lack of warning signs
- Defective sidewalks
- Fallen merchandise
- Exposed wires
When property owners/managers are aware of these and other tripping/slipping hazards but fail to properly remove, repair, or warn others of them, they can be held accountable for injuries sustained by guests, customers, employees, tenants, and others who are lawfully on the property.
Proving a Slip & Fall Claim
A premise liability case regarding slip and fall accidents must prove a few key elements, including:
- The property was or contained a hazard
- The injury was a result of the hazard
- The property owner/manager knew or should have known about the hazard
- The property owner/manager didn’t fix the hazard in an adequate amount of time
One of our team members can go into additional things that we look for when deciding whether to accept a slip and fall case.
Other Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
At Tijerina Legal Group P.C, we offer personalized legal services to those injured as a result of slip and fall accidents, as well as other types of premise liability-related incidents throughout Texas. Our law firm prides itself on the opportunity to effectively investigate the cause of your injury and build a strong case aimed at recovering the maximum compensation you deserve.
In addition to slip and fall claims, we handle the following types of premises liability cases:
- Grocery store negligence
- Convenience store negligence
- Parking lot potholes
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator or elevator injuries
- Defective conditions at a premise
This is not an exhaustive list; if you were injured on someone else’s property and you believe the property owner’s negligence was the cause, reach out to our premises liability lawyer today to request a free, no-obligation consultation.
Why You Need an Attorney on Your Side
Handling premise liability cases requires thorough investigations and extensive knowledge of Texas’s negligence laws. Choosing a skilled attorney with a proven track record of success in this particular area of law is key to your success.
At Tijerina Legal Group, P.C., we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. As an experienced McAllen slip and fall lawyer, Mr. Tijerina is committed to maximizing your recovery and helping you get back on your feet after a serious accident or injury. We are available 24 hours a day and can come to you if you are unable to travel to our office for your consultation.
To learn more about how we can help, call Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. at (956) 777-7700 today. In addition to a free consultation, we do not charge any attorney’s fees unless we win your case. That’s the T No-Fee Guarantee!