Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Conroe, TX
Strong advocacy for victims of hidden hazards on commercial or residential property
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors and other people who may be expected to enter. When a person suffers a slip and fall on the premises, the owner might be liable for any injuries. At Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in premises liability cases. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine possible causation and we assemble the evidence needed to hold the property owner accountable. If you have sustained a serious injury from a slip and fall caused by negligence, we are ready to provide the skilled and determined representation you need to recover the compensation you deserve.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents
A slip and fall accident can occur just about anywhere due to a variety of causes, such as:
- Uneven pavement
- Loose floor tiles
- Loose or missing handrails
- Wet or icy surfaces
- Debris on stairways
A sudden fall onto a hard surface can cause a multitude of injuries, including:
- Concussion and brain injury
- Broken bones
- Compacted vertebrae
- Torn ligaments and cartilage
These injuries can result in lingering pain that requires ongoing medical attention and keeps you from working.
Who is liable for your slip and fall accident?
Legal responsibility is the key issue in a slip and fall case. A property owner has a duty of care to take appropriate action if all of the following are true:
- A hazard was hidden.
- The owner knew or should have known about the hazard.
- Failure to remove or repair the hazard or to warn about it was unreasonable.
However, a slip and fall victim might share in the responsibility in any of these circumstances:
- The hazard was open and obvious.
- The owner’s warning was sufficient to alert and reasonable person.
- The accident victim decided to assume the risk of the hazard.
Types of compensation for slip and fall injuries
Victims of slip and fall accidents can bring a personal injury lawsuit seeking such damages as:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Present and future lost earnings
- Compensation for pain and suffering
No matter how serious your injuries are, you cannot recover compensation without proof that the property owner failed to take appropriate action to correct or to warn about the hazard.
Filing a slip and fall lawsuit
As your accident attorneys, we begin with a comprehensive investigation of the accident. From there, we send a demand letter to the property owner’s insurance company. It is often possible to negotiate a settlement, but if the insurer does not negotiate in good faith, we file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
In the discovery phase of the case, we gather more evidence, including deposition testimony of witnesses. Settlement negotiations usually pick up as we demonstrate the seriousness of our position. If we recommend a settlement and you accept the terms, the case is resolved. Otherwise, we proceed to trial.
Because the requirements of proving liability are complex, slip and fall victims should not attempt to represent themselves. Insurance companies will take advantage of you if you are without counsel, denying responsibility and delaying action on your claims until you settle for far less than the case is worth. An experienced slip and fall attorney can make sure the insurance company takes your claim seriously and help you get fairly compensated.
Contact an experienced Conroe personal injury lawyer about your slip and fall accident
Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe represents victims of slip and fall accidents throughout Montgomery County, San Antonio, Houston and the surrounding areas. For a free initial consultation, call 936-441-4673 or contact us online today.