This is the first post in a series of articles in which I will discuss premises liability, often referred to as slip and fall accidents, in Laredo, Texas. When a person is injured on premises owned by another, they may be entitled to compensation for their damages. This may include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and future anticipated damages when serious injuries occur. It is important to seek medical attention and retain an attorney quickly after a slip and fall accident occurs to preserve your legal rights. The goal of this series is to provide information about premises liability cases and what victims and their families can expect after an incident occurs. If you need assistance, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
This series will review the following topics:
- When is a property owner responsible for injuries that occur on their premises
- Calculating damages after a slip and fall accident
- Why premises liability cases may take a long time to reach resolution
- The importance of discovery after a slip and fall accident
- What to expect during a slip and fall trial
- The importance of retaining an attorney after a slip and fall accident
I decided to write this series for several reasons. First, accident victims may not be aware that owners of a property may be held responsible if someone is hurt on their premises. As a result, some victims fail to take immediate steps to preserve their rights after a slip and fall incident occurs. Second, understanding what types of direct and indirect expenses may be considered when calculating damages can help victims avoid accepting inadequate settlement offers from an owner’s insurance company. Third, discovery, or the process by which attorneys gather evidence from third parties, is a key phase in any personal injury case. The information obtained throughout this process can be used to establish a property owner’s liability and to prove a victim’s damages. Fourth, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, a slip and fall case may proceed to trial. It is important for victims to understand what to expect during this process. Finally, to help ensure that your case is handled properly and that you receive the compensation to which you may be entitled, it is imperative to retain an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an accident happens.
Premises liability cases can involve complicated facts, large corporate defendants, and serious injuries to victims. My office has extensive experience representing victims and their families after slip and fall accidents and is dedicated to helping our victims receive just compensation from those responsible. If you need assistance, contact us today to speak with a Laredo personal injury lawyer. In addition to Laredo, I also serve clients in other areas of south Texas.