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If you have sustained injuries from a slip, trip, or fall as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your physical injuries, medical expenses, and any pain or suffering you may have experienced from the accident. In Texas, people and businesses are responsible for expenses related to someone’s injuries when they contribute to their injuries. If your accident or injury looks like it’s the result of someone’s carelessness or misconduct, it’s a good idea to understand your options for holding the at-fault party responsible. Our Mansfield slip & fall accident attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options and then fight for the fair settlement you deserve.
Be Prepared! What Actions Do You Need To Take?
As in most life circumstances, the more prepared you are, the greater likelihood you are to have a successful outcome. Any effort you make to strengthen your case increases your chance of getting a favorable outcome, and potentially increases the value of the settlement. One of the most effective things you can do if you were injured on someone else’s property is to take notes and document everything you can.
1 – Take photos of the scene of the accident.
Nothing is more powerful than visual evidence documenting the scene immediately following an accident. Taking pictures of hazards, inadequate lighting, and unclear or missing signs will help your lawyer, the insurance company, and a potential jury get a better understanding of what happened.
2 – Describe how the accident happened.
As soon as possible, write down everything you can remember about the accident including:
- what you were doing and where you were going
- who were you with
- the time and weather (if accident occurred outside)
- details of what you saw, heard, and felt immediately after the accident
- anything you remember anyone saying (people involved or witnesses)
3 – Describe your injuries and their effects on you.
Write down daily notes describing injuries and the pain, discomfort, loss of sleep, and any other problems you may have experienced following the accident. This will make it easier to remember and describe to the insurance company or a jury what kind of pain you were in. Providing a list of your injuries and discomfort will also help your doctor to diagnose you.
4 – Describe your financial losses and other effects of the accident.
You may be eligible for compensation for financial losses incurred as a result of your pain and injuries, such as: loss of wages, events like family social gatherings and vacations, canceled flights, or anything else which may have benefited you or could have enjoyed but were unable because of the accident.
5 – Summarize conversations with insurers, witnesses, and others.
Take written notes of every conversation you have with insurance adjusters, witnesses, employees, medical personnel, or others including the time, date, people involved and the content of the conversation whether in-person or via telephone.
These notes will help you with any injury claim you make, especially if your injuries are serious or things become contentious between you and the insurance company. The best course of action in such situations is to consult with an experienced lawyer.
Be Aware! What To Expect From The Other Side
Insurance companies will do everything within their power to discredit you and place the better part of, if not the entire, blame on you to get your case dismissed or minimize their losses. The more negligence they can place on you, and deflect from themselves, the better. Because Texas is a “comparative negligence” state, any damages you may have received will be deducted accordingly based on your percentage of contributed negligence up to 50% (and if you are found to have contributed to more than 50% of the accident, you may not be able to receive any compensation at all). For example, if you are found 25% liable for your fall, you would receive 75% of the settlement.
In the event of a fall, insurance companies may attempt to shift partial responsibility onto the victim. This is often done by arguing that the victim ignored a warning sign, was in the wrong place, wore inappropriate footwear, or wasn’t paying attention. It is important to note that these arguments can be used even if the victim was not entirely at fault for the fall. The insurance companies have so much financial resources and so much experience handling these types of cases, so it is in your best interests to have someone on your side who has also handled similar cases before.
Why Choose Our Mansfield Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys?
Ted Machi & Associates, P.C., is a small personal injury law firm that offers a level of personalized service, including direct access to an attorney, that other firms just are unable to match. Our clients are our top priority, and we are passionate about protecting their rights and achieving great results.
Our lead Mansfield slip & fall accident attorney, Ted Machi, has been practicing personal injury law for over 25 years. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has a winning track record and reputation to back him up!
Our team realizes how financially burdened you are at this time, which is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis. No payment is due until and unless you are paid! Call today to schedule your free consultation.
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