Denton Slip & Fall Attorneys
Fighting for Our Clients’ Right to Fair Compensation
When you are lawfully on someone else’s property, the property owner owes you a duty of care and should take steps to ensure you are safe. However, because of dangerous property conditions and negligence, many people suffer injuries in slip and fall accidents.
At Goline & Roland Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience, and we have helped countless clients achieve favorable case results. If you or a loved one have suffered damages or at in debt because of a slip and fall accident, our Denton slip (or trip) and fall attorneys are here to help you pursue a premises liability claim.
Contact our team online or call (940) 400-0475 to schedule a case consultation today.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
People can trip, slip, and fall anywhere, and you may suffer injuries after slipping and falling because of negligent conditions at a friend’s house, a grocery store or local business, or a sidewalk. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Uneven pavement
- Defective stairs
- Inclement weather (i.e. snow, rain, sleet)
- Unkempt cords or electrical wires
- Improper footwear
- Broken handrails
- Poor lighting
- Spilled food or drinks
Common Injuries Sustained in Slip & Fall Accidents
After slipping and falling, accident victims may suffer a variety of injuries (that range in severity). Common injuries sustained in slip (or trip) and fall accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries (such as whiplash)
- Knee or ankle sprains
- Facial injuries (such as broken teeth, jaw or nose fractures, and eye injuries)
- Cuts and lacerations
- Cuts and bruises
- Concussions or other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
What to Do After a Slip & Fall Accident
If you are able, you should take the following steps after suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident.
- Tell a staff member or property owner about your accident. After you slip or trip and fall, you should report the accident; in some cases, businesses have accident report forms, and you should take action to make sure there is a record of the incident. However, it is important to note that you are not required to complete the form.
- Take pictures. You should take pictures of the scene of the accident, especially if the accident was caused by water, ice, or other weather-related factors. You should also take pictures of your injuries before and after treatment as well as the report form (if you complete one). These photos can later serve as evidence.
- Write down the contact information of those involved. If there are witnesses to the accident, you should collect their names, number, and email address. You should also collect the information of the property owner and the person to whom you reported the incident.
- Seek medical treatment. No matter how minor your injuries are you should see a doctor. If you do not obtain treatment, the severity or validity of your injuries may be brought into question by opposing counsel. More importantly, it is dangerous to your health to not obtain treatment as certain injuries may take time to appear or may not initially present as severe.
- Contact our Denton slip and fall attorneys. In Texas, slip and fall claims must be filed within two years of the incident, and the sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can get to work on your case. Working with accident reconstructionists and other professional consultants, we can work tirelessly to strengthen your case and establish the other party’s liability.
Retain Our Denton Slip & Fall Attorneys
After a negligence-based accident, you need time to recover. Let our attorneys handle the case legalities and advocate for your right to compensation. We can work to minimize your liability and maximize your compensation inside and outside of the courtroom while you take time to heal.
To speak with a member of our team, schedule a case consultation online or call (940) 400-0475 today.