Have you been seriously injured in a slip and fall in Texas? These injuries can sometimes be severe, and it is only right that you seek compensation from the negligent party. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with Daniel R. Smith, an experienced Austin slip and fall lawyer who will not back down from the insurance companies.
Injured in a Slip and Fall in Texas | Common Injuries
There are a few different types of injuries you can get from tripping or slipping. They include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injury
- Injury to soft tissue
It is possible that some of the damage you have had will be permanent and that will be considered when your attorney comes up with a number to ask the liable party’s insurance company for.
Injured in a Slip and Fall in Texas | Maximizing Your Compensation
Texas is a modified comparative negligence state which has to do with how you can get compensation and what would need to happen to get you barred from compensation. Modified comparative negligence means that you have the potential to have your award reduced or eliminated depending on if you are deemed at fault for the slip and fall. If you have been deemed 50% or more at fault, then you will no longer be eligible for compensation. If you are 0% at fault, you will be getting the full award of your compensation. When you have partial fault for an accident, your award will be reduced. For example, if you are found to be 10% at fault for your slip and fall for whatever reason, your award will be reduced by that percent. Let’s say you were awarded $50,000 and have that 10% of fault. You would be eligible for $45,0000 of that award.
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. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today to get the ball rolling on your slip and fall case.