Fort Worth, TX Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
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If you sustained injuries as a result of a slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property due to their carelessness, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries, including for your medical costs, the wages you lost, and the pain you endured. Texas requires people and businesses to pay for the harm they cause. If someone else’s unsafe property caused your accident or injury, learn your legal recourse to hold them accountable. Our Fort Worth slip and fall accident attorneys can explain your legal rights and advocate for fair compensation! Call our firm today to learn more about your legal options.
What Steps Can You Take?
More thorough preparation increases your chances of success. Any efforts to strengthen your case improve the chances of a good outcome and may boost the value of any settlement. Taking careful notes and recording every detail of injuries sustained on someone else’s property is helpful later on.
1. Take photos of the accident scene.
There is no doubt that visual proof is important. You help your attorney, insurance provider, and prospective jurors understand the circumstances by taking photos of potential risks, insufficient lighting, or unclear signage.
2. Explain how the accident occurred.
Take a moment to write down everything you remember about the accident, including:
- where you were going and what you were doing
- who was with you
- when and what weather conditions were present (if the accident occurred outside)
- describe what you saw, heard, and felt immediately after the accident
- witness accounts or statements (if any)
3. Describe your injuries and their effects.
Keep a daily record of your injuries and any following pain, discomfort, sleep difficulties, or other issues. This activity will help you remember and describe your suffering while talking to the insurance company or a jury. Giving your doctor a detailed explanation of your injuries and pain will help them ensure a correct diagnosis.
4. Detail your financial losses and injury-related effects.
You might be able to get money for your physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as missed work opportunities, wage reductions, the inability to participate in family gatherings or vacations, canceled flights, and other things you lost due to the accident.
5. Summarize conversations with insurers, witnesses, and others.
It is important to record and keep all of your conversations with insurance adjusters, witnesses, workers, medical professionals, and other people. Include the date, time, participants, and a complete summary of each interaction. Maintaining detailed notes during telephone or in-person conversations can be very helpful when filing an injury claim. Especially if your injuries are serious or if you and your insurance company are fighting, this is important.
What To Expect From The Opposing Party
Insurance companies will make every effort to discredit you and assign fault for your injuries in order to have the case dismissed or minimize their financial losses. The more burden they can shift onto you while deflecting attention away from themselves, the better. As a “comparative negligence” state, Texas deducts damages based on your percentage of contributed negligence up to 50%. If you contributed to more than 50% of the accident, you may not receive any compensation. If you are 25% accountable for your fall, you would get 75% of the compensation.
Insurance companies may try to transfer partial responsibility to the victim. It is common to say that the victim missed a warning sign, was in the wrong place, wore the wrong shoes, or was not paying attention. These arguments hold true even if the person who suffered was not at fault for the fall. Given that insurance companies have a lot of money and experience, you should have someone on your side who has dealt with situations like this before.
Why Choose Our Fort Worth Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys?
Ted Machi & Associates, P.C. is proud to be a small personal injury law firm. We differentiate ourselves from other businesses by providing customized service with direct access to an attorney. We put our clients first and fight for their rights and success.
As a highly regarded Fort Worth slip and fall accident attorney, Ted Machi has been a personal injury lawyer for 25 years and has been recognized for excellence by both The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. With his successful track record and exceptional reputation, you can be confident that your case is in capable hands.
We understand your financial stress during this difficult time. We offer contingency fees to help lighten your load. We will not charge you unless you receive compensation for your injuries. Call today to book a free consultation.
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