If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you might be able to recover damages if a dangerous condition on the premises caused your fall. However, there are several factors that determine whether you can successfully pursue a slip-and-fall claim.
To win a slip and fall lawsuit and recover damages, you must be able to establish that the property owner is liable. Doing so will require evidence of the following:
Slip and fall cases are challenging to prove, and It is critical that you seek medical care immediately to ensure your injuries are properly documented, report the accident to the manager or property owner, take photos of the area and any unsafe conditions that led to your injuries, and if there are witnesses, ask for their contact information.
Slip and fall victims can commonly recover the following types of compensation:
Recovering these types of damages will require thorough documentation to prove your injuries were a direct result of the slip and fall and receipts or bills for the related expenses.
Under Texas’s modified comparative negligence law, each party to a slip and fall lawsuit will be assigned a percentage of fault based on their contribution to the accident. That percentage will then be deducted from your compensation. For instance, if you are awarded $100,000 but found 40% at fault for texting while walking before your slip and fall, you will only receive 60% of your compensation or $60,000. However, if you are found 51 percent or more to blame, you cannot recover any compensation.