Houston Slip and Fall Lawyers

Slip, Trip, and Fall Claims in Texas 

If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, the accident may not be your fault. Negligent property owners and managers could be liable for your damages if unsafe or hazardous conditions existed while you were on site. If you were injured due to a slip, trip, or fall, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you fight for fair financial compensation for your damages, including your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. 

The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC has years of experience handling slip, trip, and fall accident cases against businesses, individuals, third parties, and municipalities. However, specific rules impact the outcome of your case, which means that it is essential to reach out to us as soon as possible. Our legal team will treat you with dignity and respect while taking the time to understand your situation and legal goals. We understand just how serious these types of accidents can be, as well as the many ways in which slip and fall injuries can affect your life. 

What Compensation Can You Recover After a Slip and Fall? 

You are not asking for “too much” when it is protected by law. Do not shortchange yourself or your family after an accident, as it can cause significant financial problems down the road. Once you accept a settlement or a jury renders a decision, you cannot ask for more money later. 

Our team has secured compensation for our clients who sustained the following types of damages: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and employment benefits for time missed at work
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Wrongful death awards for surviving family members
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

After a slip and fall accident injury or wrongful death in Texas, you also have a general duty of care to not cause further physical or financial harm. Protect yourself right away and hire a slip and fall accident lawyer at our firm to handle the legal aspects of your claim, as well as fight with insurance companies and their attorneys on your behalf. Doing so will allow you to concentrate on getting well and recovering as much as possible.

Understanding Slip and Fall Laws

Slip and fall cases fall under a branch of personal injury law known as premises liability. Under Texas premises liability laws, property owners can be held legally responsible when they fail to conduct adequate property maintenance or effectively remove, repair, or warn of hazardous conditions. If those hazardous conditions cause an accident that leads to bodily injury or death, the property owner may be liable. 

To prove a slip, trip, and fall case, you will need to prove the following elements: 

  • Duty of Care: First, you must establish that the property owner owed you a duty of care. This means that they had a legal responsibility to you, based on your status as a visitor. In other words, if you were legally on the property, the owner likely had a responsibility to warn you of potential hazards and ensure the property was free from dangerous conditions that could cause you foreseeable harm. 
  • Breach: Next, you will need to prove that the property owner breached the duty of care. Most often, this involves proving that the property owner knew about a dangerous condition or hazard, yet failed to take reasonable measures to remove or repair the dangerous condition or hazard or warn visitors about it. 
  • Injury: To have a case, you will also need to prove that you were injured and that this led to measurable damages for which you can be compensated. Examples of common damages in slip and fall cases include medical expenses, lost income, lost earning ability, pain, suffering, and other financial and non-financial losses. 
  • Causation: Lastly, you must prove that the dangerous condition or hazard—and, by extension, the property owner’s failure to adequately remove, repair, or warn you of that dangerous condition or hazard—was the direct or proximate cause of your injuries and damages. This is known as “causation,” and it is a critical element of your claim.

A Houston slip and fall accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC can help ensure that you understand how premises liability laws apply to your specific situation so that you can determine the value of your case and avoid making legal mistakes that could jeopardize your recovery. 

Reach out to us today at (713) 561-5454 to request a free initial consultation with one of our Houston slip and fall lawyers.

Common Causes of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents 

Although many people assume slips and falls are the result of general clumsiness, we know that this isn’t the case. In fact, most slips, trips, and falls are caused by unsafe property conditions and hazards. Often, property owners are responsible for removing, repairing, or otherwise addressing these hazards.

Specifically, some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include: 

  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Spills and fallen items 
  • Potholes 
  • Cracks 
  • Unmarked steps
  • Missing handrails 
  • Defective stairs and stairwells
  • Inadequate lighting 
  • Uneven flooring 
  • Building code violations 
  • Cluttered walkways and aisles 
  • Improper or missing signage
  • Property defects
  • Accumulated ice or snow 
  • Ripped or torn carpeting 
  • Broken pavement 
  • Defective sidewalks 

If your slip, trip, and fall accident was the result of unsafe property conditions, reach out to our firm to learn how we can help you seek fair compensation for your damages. Our Houston slip and fall lawyers know how to fully investigate these cases to determine how your accident occurred and who is responsible. 

Texas’ Statute of Limitations on Slip and Fall Cases

The general statute of limitations on a slip and fall accident case in Texas is two years from the date of your injury or loved one’s death. While this amount of time may seem significant, the negotiation process can take a lot of time depending on the severity of your injuries or losses.

The insurance companies also want to settle your case as quickly as possible and may try to rush you through the process rather than allow you to use your allotted time to negotiate an award with an attorney. However, it is your right to hire a lawyer, and we strongly recommend that you do so before the statute of limitations expires. 

Contact us today at (713) 561-5454 or online to request your complimentary consultation. 

Our Promise To You

What Sets The Law Offices Of Omar Khawaja Apart?
  • Dedicated & Experienced Counsel
    Our team has handled thousands of cases and we have the skills, insight, and commitment to fight for the results you need and deserve. We are not afraid to go to trial and will work until we obtain justice on your behalf.
  • Personal Touch to Personal Injury
    At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. We work to get to know you and your case to understand how we can best assist with your goals.
  • Customized Legal Strategies
    We believe that no two cases are alike and work with you to understand, first and foremost, the details of your case and how our team can be most beneficial to you and your needs. Next, we work to collaborate with you on a targeted legal approach.
  • Commitment to Integrity

    Your legal rights are our priority. We give our utmost attention to every case with outstanding morals and work ethic. Our team commits ourselves to ALWAYS providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality legal service around.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

These types of accidents are not minor. Make sure that you visit your physician and follow through on his or her orders. Insurance companies can accuse you of worsening your damage otherwise. Do not let them get away with paying you less based on a technicality; instead, hire an experienced attorney, like those at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, to fight for your rights throughout the claims process.

It is extremely important that you understand your rights after a serious slip, trip, and fall accident. One of these rights is the right to work with a personal injury lawyer who can protect your rights and help you fight for maximum compensation for your damages. These are complex cases; we encourage you to reach out to our firm right away to learn how we can help. We are prepared to fight tirelessly for you, even if that means taking your case to civil court. 

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Our skilled attorneys, years of experience, and passion have made us one of the top law offices in Texas. When you have been injured, you need a team dedicated to giving you a voice. The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja is that team. 

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