If you’re reading this article, you most likely have been injured in a slip and fall injury in Austin, Texas. Here are a few frequently asked slip and fall questions that I receive from my clients on a regular basis. For more information, do not hesitate to call my office and we can arrange a free consultation.
Will a Pre-Existing Condition Affect My Slip and Fall Case?
Preexisting conditions are complicated. For example, if someone had a back injury but then fell and injured their hip, their back injury that existed before the fall could’ve been unaffected and there would be no change to their case at all.
On the flip side, if they fell and they injured their back again, then the business would be responsible for the change. If their back was generally a pain level of three, on a scale of one to ten before the fall, but then a six after the fall, the business would be responsible for that change. Preexisting conditions really need to be looked at on a case-by-case basis in slip and fall accidents.
How Much Is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?
Unfortunately, early on, we don’t know that answer. It’s based on a number of things. Generally, as a good rule of thumb, the more serious your injuries, the more your case is worth.
Personal injury law in Texas allows you to be compensated for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and past and future pain and suffering. Until you’re done with your medical treatment, it’s very difficult to determine how much your case is worth.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
Recently I was talking to a client of mine who was a victim of a slip and fall, and she asked if we’re going to trial. The answer to that question is unclear. You will always be the boss on whether or not we accept a settlement. My job is to advise my clients on whether or not it is a fair and just offer. My clients can always disagree with me and decide to take an offer if they so choose.
Beyond that, what I can assure you is that you will be very well-prepared for trial. It is nothing to be scared of. It’s simply an opportunity for you to tell your story to a jury of your peers and a judge.
Call Daniel R. Smith, Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney, Today
If you are looking for an experienced Austin slip and fall lawyer to take on your case and lead you to victory, please call Daniel Smith today for a free initial consultation. We will sit down with you and go over the details of the case from start to finish, let you know what your legal options are, and advice you on how to proceed. For more answers to frequently asked slip and fall questions, keep an eye out for more blog posts in the coming weeks.