The last thing anyone expects when walking into a business is to become injured in a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, these seemingly minor incidents can lead to major issues for those who become injured. From medical bills and lost wages to pain and suffering, if you have become injured on someone else’s property, especially commercial property, working with an experienced attorney in Dallas can help you to recover compensation for your injury.
Property owners have a duty of care to prevent dangerous conditions that may lead to slip and fall cases. Attorney Lanease D. Fuller has nearly 30 years of experience helping her clients who have suffered from a slip and fall injury. If you are interested in learning more about how our legal team can help you, schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our team today.
When a store is open to the public, it is necessary to ensure it is maintained with reasonably safe protections to any customers that visit. The company is legally obligated in providing these standards. It is when these safety protocols are bypassed or not adhered to that various accidents occur. The slip and fall incidents are of the most common, and these issues often lead to severe injury. When dangerous materials are out on the floor, a person may slip and collide with other objects. Other items may be on the ground that cause someone to fall onto hard surfaces. It is these instances that a person may have a claim against a business.
Because it is the job of the company to ensure the grounds are safe, a claim for compensation may arise when the property proves dangerous to others. The business has a duty to the customers that arrive at the store. If this duty is breached, it is often what causes the injury. When these elements exist in a case, they may prove successful for the person pursuing a claim against the company. This means that the owner or manager knew there was an unsafe situation that was not taken care, the issue could lead to injury and no warning or sufficient signs were placed to prevent the hazard.
Proving negligence is often difficult and requires the assistance of a lawyer. When the company’s owner or manager does not ensure the grounds are free of dangerous materials, substances, problem areas or objects of concern, they may be negligent in their duty to the customers that are present in the store. While accidents may occur with frequency, proving that the owner or manager acted negligently is often wrought with complications. In many instances, evidence is lacking and witnesses may be sparse. If the video cameras have no tape or there is no feed saved, additional proof is not available to show to a judge or jury panel.
There have been some instances where a company has tried to save a case by destroying evidence that was available before it was removed. Even if these actions occur, it is possible to prove the business is at fault for the injury. However, the store manager or owner may try to prove the injured person is responsible for the harm sustained. This would cause a compensation case to fail, and the victim would have to pay for his or her own medical treatment. When a personal injury lawyer is hired to assist with the case, tampered or destroyed evidence may provide awareness to the judge or jury that the company had something to hide.
With the hiring of a legal representative, it is possible to hold the store liable for damages when injuries occur. Many unsafe conditions may be present in the premises. The company is legally responsible for ensuring these dangers being removed or cordoned off so customers are aware of hazards and how to avoid them. Proving the elements of a personal injury case usually causes a compensation claim to success.
Dallas Slip and Fall Lawyers
Attorney Fuller is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing a wide range of clients. This includes individuals who have suffered an injury due to another’s actions, individuals facing criminal charges, those who have been arrested for DWI, individuals who have found themselves in a civil litigation dispute, and those looking for legal guidance in business.
After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.
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Houston, TX 77051
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