A slip and fall accident may not sound as traumatic as a car accident or a dog attack, but about 1 in 5 falls results in a serious injury. If you’re injured in a slip, trip, or fall in Dallas, TX, you could be entitled to compensation if your accident was due to someone’s negligence.
The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC will treat your case with the immediate attention it deserves. Our background as insurance defense attorneys gives our clients an incredible advantage. We understand how insurance companies value claims, and we know how to get them to take your claim seriously.
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A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability claim. In general, property owners have a responsibility to keep the premises safe for visitors. This is known as the “duty of care.” The duty of care required by the landowner varies depending on why the visitor is on the property. If the property owner breaches the duty of care, they may be held financially liable to visitors who are injured on their property.
An invitee is a visitor to a place generally open to the public—like grocery stores, gyms, Home Depot, Lowe’s, malls and other businesses. Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees. They must regularly inspect the property for dangerous conditions, such as broken stairs, spilled liquids, or nonworking lights. Hazards must be repaired promptly. If they can’t be fixed right away, visitors must be warned.
A licensee is someone who is on the premises for social reasons, such as a dinner guest. If the property owner knows about a dangerous condition, they have a duty to warn licensees about it. But they don’t have to inspect the property and find potential hazards. There are some exceptions under Texas law that may lessen the duty of care required for people given permission to use the property for recreation.
A trespasser has no legal right to be on the property, and a property owner generally has no duty to warn them or make the property safe.
There can be exceptions, even for trespassers. A reputable attorney like those at Carew Garcia Bohuslav, PLLC, who is familiar with all types of slip and fall scenarios will be able to tell you whether you can seek compensation.
Slip and fall accidents can usually be traced to negligence—failing to find, fix, or warn visitors about things like:
An experienced Dallas slip and fall lawyer will make sure you understand all of your legal options, and we’ll protect you from common tactics insurance companies use to reduce your claim. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.