Brownsville Slip and Fall Attorney
Representing Slip and Fall Victims in the Rio Grande Valley
Even a simple fall can lead to catastrophic injuries. When you slip because a property owner failed to clean up a slick surface, fix uneven flooring, or remedy some other hazard, you deserve to recover compensation for your injuries.
At the Amador Law Firm, we are committed to helping personal injury victims seek justice. We are a family firm with an outstanding track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. Our Brownsville slip and fall lawyer will personally handle your case, and there is no fee unless we win. Our firm has the skills and resources to effectively advocate for you in these cases, and we will always fight to maximize your recovery.
Do not hesitate to seek emergency medical attention if you are visibly injured or do not feel well after slipping and falling. Not all injuries are immediately visible, and you may have suffered a serious brain injury if you hit your head.
If you are well enough to stay at the scene, there are certain actions you should take to protect your rights. Take photographs of the area where you fell, specifically any unsafe hazards that caused you to trip. Next, speak to the person in charge: If the property owner is unavailable, ask for the on-duty manager. Explain what happened but avoid admitting any level of fault. Ask them to create an official incident report, and get a copy before you leave. If any security cameras captured what happened, you should also request a copy of the footage.
Be sure to seek medical attention if you have not already done so. Your doctor may be able to identify injuries that are not immediately apparent.
Then, get in touch with our Brownsville slip and fall attorney. After reviewing the facts of your case, we will walk you through your legal options and help you understand what types of compensation we may be able to help you recover.
In Texas, you have two years from the date of the slip and fall accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If a slip and fall results in death, you have up to two years from the date of the victim’s passing to initiate a wrongful death claim.
Slip and fall accidents are a type of premises liability case. To successfully recover damages, you will need to prove the property owner negligently failed to sufficiently address an unsafe hazard they knew about or should have known about. For example, if you slipped on a spill in a grocery store that was left unaddressed for over an hour, you could likely argue the owner knew or should have known about the unsafe spill. Conversely, it may be tougher to recover compensation in a case where the owner put up signage that warned patrons about the spill.
The defendant may attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Accepting a settlement may be advantageous if the offered amount fully covers your losses. Our team at the Amador Law Firm will always be honest and direct when advising on the best course of action.
A successful Texas slip and fall lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for many types of losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
If the case does go to trial, the defendant may argue you were partially or completely responsible for slipping and falling. They may claim you ignored warning signage or were behaving recklessly in the moments before the accident. In these situations, the court will calculate and assign a percentage of fault. If you are 50% or less “at fault,” you can still recover damages, but your total damage award will be reduced by your level of responsibility. A $50,000 award would be reduced by $10,000 if you were found to be 20% at fault, for example. You will not be able to recover any compensation if the court decides you are more than 50% at fault.
Our Brownsville slip and fall lawyer knows how to counter claims of partial responsibility. No matter your situation, we will work to aggressively protect your interests in and out of the courtroom.
“Last year I was involved in my very first car accident. The Amador Law Firm helped make the process easy, from getting my car fixed to getting reimbursed for lost workdays, they handled the annoying insurance companies and kept me updated on my case.”- N. Barajas