Dallas Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a slip and fall accident in Dallas, TX? If someone was negligent and caused you to get hurt, they need to be held responsible. Anderson Injury Lawyers in Dallas, Texas, has recovered over $100 million by holding negligent parties accountable for causing harm to victims like you, call us at (214) 327-8000.

Founding attorney Mark Anderson brings more than three decades of experience to fight for you. Since 2007 when we opened our doors, we’ve dedicated our practice to helping individuals recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma suffered in preventable accidents.

Contact us today to let our Dallas slip and fall accident lawyers get started fighting for you. Initial consultations are free.

How Can Anderson Injury Lawyers Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Dallas

How Can Anderson Injury Lawyers Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Dallas

Slip and fall accidents can cause brain injuries and other serious consequences. An unexpected fall can leave you out of work and with unmanageable medical bills. The last thing you need is to fight with insurance companies. Let us do that. We’re good at it – that’s why we’ve been recognized by Texas Magazine on its Top Attorney list, selected for Super Lawyers, and accepted for membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

When you hire our Dallas personal injury attorneys to handle your case, we’ll:

  • Examine the evidence to determine why you slipped and fell
  • Identify the property owner and any other parties responsible for causing your fall
  • Handle your case from start to finish, keeping you informed every step of the way
  • Negotiate with the insurance company for a settlement that compensates you for the full value of your losses
  • Proceed with a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to give you a fair offer

Your future is our priority. Call our Dallas, Texas law office today for your free case evaluation. 

We Handle All Slip and Fall Accidents in Dallas, TX

Premises liability accidents such as slips, trips, and falls can happen at work, on vacation, or going about your daily routine. Each case is a little different, and we can help you no matter what the circumstances.

Slip and fall accidents may occur at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Big-box stores or department stores
  • Swimming pools
  • Amusement parks
  • Daycare centers
  • Nursing homes
  • County or city offices or other government buildings
  • Hotels
  • Airports
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Playgrounds
  • Schools 

If your fall happens at your workplace, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. We will identify all responsible parties and potential sources of compensation.

What Is My Slip and Fall Accident Case Worth?

The value of your case will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you are disabled as a result of your fall
  • The temporary and lifetime effect of the fall on your ability to earn an income
  • Whether you share any responsibility for your fall
  • Whether you mitigated damages
  • Where your fall occurred

Generally, cases involving more severe injuries bring higher awards. But there are some circumstances where laws may limit the amount available for compensation. For example, Texas law caps damages at $250,000 in cases where a government entity is liable for your slip and fall. If your employer is the only liable party, you may be limited to workers’ compensation benefits.

It’s important to hire an experienced premises liability attorney who understands how to handle cases similar to yours.

What Kind of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims?

If a property owner’s negligence caused you to slip and fall, you should not have to suffer the financial consequences. In most cases, you’ll be able to recover compensation for all losses caused by your fall, including economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages represent your financial losses, including:

  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Medication
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Economic damages are generally easy to calculate based on receipts or bills. We may consult experts to help with an estimate of your future wage loss if your accident prevents your ability to work.

Non-economic damages compensate you for things like:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life activities
  • Loss of consortium

Non-economic damages compensate you for the way the accident affected your quality of life. In rare cases, punitive damages may be available to punish the defendant for particularly egregious conduct.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation For All of Your Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Slips, trips, and falls can cause a wide range of injuries. A slip and fall on a construction site, for example, could be fatal. No matter your injuries, we fight to recover all of the compensation you’re entitled to receive.

Some common injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrist and hand sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries

Older victims may suffer more severe injuries or have more difficulty recovering from a fall. About 28% of Texans age 65 and over reported falling within the last year.

What Causes Most Slip and Fall Accidents in Dallas, Texas?

Dangerous conditions of all kinds can cause slips and falls, including:

  • Spilled liquids or other substances
  • Torn or loose carpet
  • Crumbling concrete or asphalt
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Loose tile
  • Debris or other obstructions left in walkways
  • Insufficient lighting

Many slip and fall accidents happen at businesses or places open to the public, where you expect to be safe and for all facilities to be well-maintained. Property owners and anyone they hire for upkeep are responsible for making sure visitors are free from harm.

Who Is Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents in Texas?

Property owners are generally responsible for keeping the premises safe for visitors, but any party who contributed to your slip and fall accident could be held liable for your injuries.

Potentially liable parties could include:

  • The property owner
  • A maintenance company
  • The property owner
  • The property manager
  • Another visitor
  • A trespasser
  • Manufacturer of a defective product 
  • The landlord

We’ll identify all contributing factors to your fall so that all responsible parties pay their fair share. 

Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Being Blamed For a Slip and Fall Accident in Texas?

You can, as long as you aren’t more than 50% responsible for your injuries. Texas law prohibits recovery if you are more at fault than the other party (or parties). If less than half the accident is your fault, your financial award may be reduced by the portion of the accident caused by your own negligence.

So, if you were 30% at fault, your award would be reduced by 30%. But if you’re 55% at fault, you wouldn’t receive anything.

That’s why it’s important to hire a skilled attorney to handle your slip and fall claim. Insurance companies will try to blame you so they won’t have to pay. An experienced lawyer knows how to fight back against these tactics.

How Do I Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case in Texas?

Most slip and fall accidents happen because someone failed to fix or detect a dangerous condition. So most cases are based on negligence. To win a negligence case, you must prove:

  • Duty: the defendant owed you a duty of care
  • Breach: the defendant breached the duty of care
  • Causation: the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries
  • Damages: you suffered actual financial damages as a result of the defendant’s action or inaction

The defendant’s duty of care varies slightly depending on why you were on the property. If a property is generally open for business or open to the public, the defendant must regularly inspect the premises and look for potential hazards. Dangerous conditions must be fixed promptly. If something can’t be fixed right away, the defendant must warn you.

On the other hand, if you go to someone’s house for dinner, you’re a social guest. Your host doesn’t have to regularly inspect the property, but they should warn you of known but not obvious hazards, like a loose step.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Slip and Fall Accident in Texas?

Most slip and fall lawsuits must be filed within two years of your accident. Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of death (not the accident date).

Two years go by fast, and if you miss the deadline, you’re barred from collecting any compensation. Some cases may have a different deadline or additional requirements, so it’s always best to consult a reputable slip and fall attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

Contact Our Dallas Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers For a Free Consultation

If you were injured after falling in Dallas, TX, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Anderson Injury Lawyers will work to hold the property owner and any other responsible parties accountable and get the compensation you deserve.

We’re committed to getting the best possible result for you while minimizing your stress so you can concentrate on your recovery. We offer free consultations, so call now to learn more about how our Dallas slip and fall lawyers can help.