Slip & fall accidents can occur anywhere, at any time. As a result, it is important to know what to do in the event that an accident occurs. Read on for more information regarding slip & fall accidents in Texas.
Types of Slip & Fall Accidents
Some of the most common types of accidents include:
- Parking lot accidents: caused by poor lighting, inadequate security, potholes, uneven pavement, and negligent drivers.
- Supermarket accidents: caused by unattended spills, fallen produce, shopping cart accidents, and more.
- Hotel accidents: caused by swimming pool accidents, fitness center accidents, elevator accidents, and more.
- Restaurant accidents: caused by negligent staff, unattended spills, burns, and more.
- Elevator accidents: caused by a negligent landlord or a negligent manufacturer.
- Sidewalk accidents: caused by uneven pavement, debris, poor lighting, and more.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred and caused your accident. In order to do this, there are a few important steps you can take:
- Seek medical attention. Visit the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility right away. You may not think you are seriously injured, but it is possible to sustain an injury without realizing it. Additionally, some injuries do not begin to show symptoms until later on. At the hospital, make sure to ask your doctor for copies of any relevant medical documentation.
- Document the scene of the accident. Make sure to take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident.
- Obtain witness contact information. If someone saw your accident occur, they may be able to provide witness testimonies and corroborate your version of events.
- Retain the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled attorney may be able to gather further evidence, including security footage and police reports.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you will have to file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is referred to as a statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. This means that if you fail to file your claim within two years from the date of the accident, you will likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip & fall accident, contact our firm today to discuss your accident with a dedicated attorney.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.