June 25, 2024

What to know about Slip & Fall Accidents in Texas in 2024

Injured on someone else's property? The Ali Law Group explains Texas slip & fall laws & how we can help you recover damages.

By: Ali Law Group
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A slip and fall accident can happen in an instant, leaving you injured and uncertain about what to do next. Whether it occurs in a grocery store in Houston, on a sidewalk in Austin, or at work in San Antonio, knowing how to navigate the aftermath of a personal injury is crucial. This guide from The Ali Law Group will help you understand the essential steps to take after a slip and fall accident to protect your health, rights, and potential personal injury legal claims.


Disclaimer: This is not intended as legal advice and is for educational purposes only. Please contact our office for a free consultation. 

 

Understanding Premise Liability in Texas

In Texas, property owners have to make sure their property is safe for people who visit. This is known as premises liability. If a property owner doesn't take care of their property and someone gets hurt in a slip and fall accident because of it, the property owner can be held responsible for the injuries and damages that result. This applies to all cities and towns in Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, and Dallas.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are some of the most common:

  • Spilled liquids or food on floors in grocery stores, restaurants, or retail establishments.
  • Wet or icy surfaces outside of buildings, on sidewalks, or in parking lots.
  • Uneven flooring or carpeting that creates a tripping hazard.
  • Poor lighting in stairwells, hallways, or parking garages.
  • Broken or malfunctioning handrails on stairs or escalators.
  • Missing or damaged warning signs in areas with potential hazards.

 

Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Cases in Texas

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including slip and fall cases, is two years from the date of the accident. This means you have two years to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. If you don’t file within this timeframe can result in losing your right to seek compensation for your injuries. It is important to act quickly and consult with an personal injury attorney to ensure your case is filed on time.

 

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

The immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident can be overwhelming. Here are some crucial steps to take:

Seek Medical Attention

Your health is the top priority. Even if your injuries seem minor, get checked out by a doctor to ensure there are no underlying issues. A medical record will be vital evidence for your case.

Report the Accident

If you fell on someone else's property, report the accident to the owner or manager immediately. Ask for a copy of any incident report that is filed.

Document the Scene

If possible, take pictures of the area where you fell, the hazard that caused the fall, and any visible injuries you sustained. Note the date, time, and weather conditions.

Gather Witness Statements

If anyone witnessed your fall, obtain their contact information. Their statements can be crucial in proving your personal injury case.

Contact an Attorney

An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case, determine liability, and guide you through the legal process. The Ali Law Group offers free consultations to discuss your slip and fall accident.

 

Building a Strong Slip and Fall Case

To win a slip and fall case in Texas, you will need to prove the following:

  • Duty: The property owner had a duty to maintain a safe premise.
  • Breach: The property owner breached that duty by failing to fix a hazard or warn about a dangerous condition.
  • Causation: The breach of duty caused your slip and fall accident.
  • Damages: You suffered damages as a result of your injuries, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
     

The Ali Law Group: Here to Help You Recover

A slip and fall accident can have a devastating impact on your life. The Ali Law Group understands the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you face. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve.

We will:

  • Investigate your accident thoroughly to determine the cause.
  • Gather evidence to build a strong case.
  • Deal with insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Negotiate a fair settlement or represent you in court, if necessary.

 

Personal Injury FAQs

What should I do immediately after a slip and fall accident?

Ensure your safety and seek medical attention if needed. Report the incident to the property owner or manager. Gather evidence and witness information.

Why is it important to report the incident?

Reporting the incident creates an official record, which is crucial for legal and insurance purposes. This record can support your claim and provide evidence of the accident.

How can a personal injury attorney help in a slip and fall case?

A personal injury attorney can navigate the legal complexities in Texas, handle negotiations with insurance companies, and help secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.


Read more answers to frequently asked questions from our personal injury attorneys at The Ali Law Group on our FAQs Page.

 

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Texas, don't hesitate to contact The Ali Law Group today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process and get the justice you deserve.

 

Call us at (210) 667-2920 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. We fight for the rights of injured Texans in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and throughout the state.

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