What Has to Be Proven in Slip-and-Fall Cases?
In Texas, you must prove a few matters in order to have a premises liability claim. First, you have to show that the premises owner created the dangerous condition that caused the slip-and-fall injury. Second, you must show that the premises owner was aware of the dangerous condition and failed to fix it. Third, you’ll have to prove the premises owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition because it existed for a substantial period of time. In other words, if your slip-and-fall accident could have been prevented, it might not have been the first accident to occur, which means it is time to bring those responsible to justice. That’s where Bill Kennedy Law comes into play. Being trial attorneys, we are highly adept at facilitating the most favorable outcomes in our clients’ cases.
Going Deeper into Slip-and-Fall Claims
People can slip and fall in many places, including public walkways, swimming pools, faulty stairs, parking facilities, balconies, gardens or any type of commercial premises. The following are some of the most common causes of slip-and-fall injuries:
- Uneven Pavement
- Falling Objects
- Inadequate Security
- Insufficient Lighting
- Snowy or Icy Sidewalks
- Wet Floors
- Other Hazardous Conditions
This being the case, the owner of any premises is responsible for ensuring that the building or land is reasonably safe. The premises owner is also responsible for warning individuals at that particular location about any dangerous conditions of which the owner is aware. That means if the owner knows a certain part of the property is prone to, say, standing water, he or she is accountable for putting out a wet floor sign.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property or on property you rent, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. You can get hurt anywhere, but if it could have been prevented and you are left unable to pay medical bills, please do not hesitate to hire a dependable, experienced attorney to fight for your legal rights.