Cases of serious injury in a slip and fall

If you sustained serious injuries in a slip and fall, you should not hesitate to contact our legal team at Frenkel & Frenkel in Dallas, Texas for top-tier legal representation. Our award-winning attorneys will discuss the details of your case with you and provide the legal support you need during a very difficult time.

The Frenkel & Frenkel difference

Law firms come in various sizes, personalities, and track records of success. At Frenkel & Frenkel, our founders are rated 10 (for “Superb”) by Avvo, Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, and Top Attorney by FW Magazine. The firm has achieved extraordinary success in personal injury cases, including serious or fatal injuries from a slip-and-fall.

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What constitutes a slip and fall accident?

There are many reasons that a slip-and-fall accident may occur. You may be entitled to compensation if the fall happened due to a property owner's negligence. Common causes for slip-and-fall injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken, cracked, or uneven walkways
  • Liquid spills
  • Construction hazards
  • Safety code violations

Common slip and fall injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents often result in serious injuries, some of which can potentially result in chronic disabilities. The following factors are considered when determining the amount of your damages award:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • How the injury has impacted your life
  • The medical expenses you incur
  • Emotional distress caused by the injury

Below is a list of some of the most common injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents:

  • Broken bones, especially in accidents involving elderly victims
  • Spinal cord injuries, which can result in limited mobility as well as partial, or even total paralysis
  • Neck injuries caused by violent or sudden movements
  • Concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe lacerations caused by sharp or dangerous objects around the fall site
  • Ankle and knee injuries
  • Wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries
  • Facial injuries caused by striking the ground during the fall
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Comparative negligence in a slip and fall accident claim

The state of Texas has comparative negligence laws, which means that if it is determined that you were in any way at fault for your slip-and-fall accident, the percentage for which you are at fault would be deducted from an award of compensation.

For example, a property owner might argue that the dangerous condition that led to your accident should have been apparent to you, making the incident avoidable.

Another example of comparative negligence would be if you were using your phone while walking and not paying attention to where you were going, resulting in a slip-and-fall accident.

If you are found more than 50% at fault for your accident, you cannot recover any compensation for your injuries. That is why hiring an experienced slip-and-fall lawyer in Dallas to represent you is essential so you can improve your chances of obtaining the best possible results.

The statute of limitations for a slip and fall injury claim

After sustaining injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, it is vital to act quickly. In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing such a claim is two years. If the statute of limitations expires, you can no longer bring your claim to court and, as a result, would be unable to recover compensation for what happened. It might seem like you have plenty of time to consider your next step, but the last thing you want to do is lose the ability to hold the responsible party liable for your suffering.

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Dallas slip and fall injury cases Frenkel & Frenkel

If you have suffered injuries or trauma due to a slip and fall accident, the legal team of litigators at Frenkel & Frenkel can help you fight for justice and full compensation. With our extensive experience in all types of personal injury cases, you know you can trust our attorneys to bring you some peace of mind throughout your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to get the help you need from an award-winning law firm.

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