Slip and fall cases are certainly more common in certain industries and facilities, but we do not care where you were injured. If you suffered harm because of a negligent property owner or manager who failed to address tripping or slipping hazards, then we want to hear about it. A Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer will do their best to help you recover compensation no matter where your accident occurred.

Where Are Slip and Fall Cases Common?

We see many slip and fall cases originating from:

  • Supermarkets and retail stores
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Healthcare facilities and hospitals
  • Construction sites
  • Factories

A property owner or manager in any of these areas needs to be aware of all the potential tripping hazards and they need to do their best to keep people who are invited onto the property safe. If they cannot do that, then they need to be held accountable when their negligence harms someone else.

What Can Compensation from Slip and Fall Cases Cover?

A fair and reasonable compensation offer should pay for the economic costs of your accident, but it should also address the psychic toll it has taken on you. Compensation should help cover:

Medical expenses: You have bills from your injuries. You might also have to worry about going back to the doctor in the future because you got hurt in this slip and fall accident. A fair compensation offer should be made with your future healthcare costs in mind too.

Loss of enjoyment: If your injuries prevent you from doing something you once loved, like playing a sport or taking part in a hobby, then that should be considered when you are awarded damages.

Lost wages: Victims in slip and fall cases can miss many days of work. Those lost wages can make a big difference in a family budget, so you should be compensated for any paychecks you missed while you were injured.

Could I Be Blamed for My Own Fall?

The defendant might actually try to blame you for your own injury. In slip and fall cases like this, comparative negligence factors in. That means that you can still recover compensation if an accident was your fault, but only up to a certain point. If you are 51% or more at fault, you get nothing.

Your compensation can also be reduced if you are partly at fault. If the jury says you are 20% at fault and awards you $100,000, you only get $80,000, 80% of what you are owed. So it can be advantageous to blame the victim.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you have been injured in an accident, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation for you and tell you more about how our seasoned personal injury lawyers can be of assistance.