Waco Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Have you suffered a slip and fall while visiting a Waco store, attraction, or restaurant? Don’t hesitate to contact Lorenz & Lorenz to learn about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation from the property owner for your injuries. We can help you fight for every last dollar you deserve.
Your initial consultation is free, so call our Waco law firm today. When you call, our skilled team will review your case and answer any questions you have.
You Deserve an Experienced Waco Slip and Fall Attorney
The consequences of a slip and fall can last a lifetime. Don’t trust just any attorney with your personal injury case. At Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, all we do is personal injury law. Since 2001, we’ve dedicated our practice to fighting for injured slip and fall accident victims like you across the state of Texas.
We understand how important money can be, and we’ll do our best to get it for you. Our goal is to get you the money you need as you fight to get back on your feet. Call our Waco law offices today to learn more.
Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Unfortunately, a slip and fall can happen anywhere. Our attorneys are prepared to help you demand compensation after you’ve suffered a slip and fall accident in a Waco:
- H-E-B Supermarket
- Sam’s Club Warehouse
- Walmart Supercenter
- Home Depot
- Lowe’s Home Improvement
- Parking lot
- Nursing home
- Park or recreational area, or
- Government building.
If you’ve slipped and fallen on someone else’s property in Waco, we’ll help you demand the money you deserve. Call our premises liability lawyers to discuss your case for free.
Why Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
You shouldn’t have to go out of your way to make sure that you don’t trip and fall. Property owners have to make sure that their premises are free from dangerous hazards that could cause you to trip. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Slip and fall accidents occur in Waco, Texas all the time. Common causes of slip and falls include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Puddles or spills that haven’t been cleaned up
- Uneven floors or surfaces
- Broken or torn carpet
- Unsecured rugs or mats
- Broken stair treads or handrails
- Exposed electrical wires
- Clutter or debris
- Poor lighting
- An accumulation of snow or ice, or
- Damaged pavement or asphalt.
If you’ve tripped because of a hazard on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our Waco law office today to find out how we can help you get the cash you deserve.
Property Owners Owe You a Duty of Care
Slip and fall lawsuits are a type of premises liability case. Under Texas premises liability law, property owners have a duty to protect anyone who comes onto their premises. This rule even applies if you’re trespassing.
The duty they owe to you ultimately depends on your legal status as a visitor. As an invited guest, you’re owed a higher duty of care than someone who is trespassing.
Licensee: A licensee is someone who visits a property for their own amusement, with the owner’s permission. You might be considered a license if you buy a ticket and go to a baseball game or concert.
Property owners have to keep the premises in reasonably safe conditions and warn you about any hazards they know (or should know) about.
Invitee: An invitee is someone who is invited to visit property for the benefit of the property owner. The visit can also be mutually beneficial. The invitation can be express (“hey, come on over!”) or implied (a store advertises that it’s open to the public between certain hours). You might be considered an invitee if you go to a store to shop or visit a friend at their home.
Property owners have to keep premises safe and free of potential hazards. They have a responsibility to search for dangers and fix them before they can cause an issue. As an invitee, you must be warned of any known hazards.
Simply put, property owners who allow you to come onto their property have to take reasonable steps to keep the premises safe. If you slip and fall because of a hazard that they knew or should have known about, you may be entitled to compensation from them.
Damages Available to Slip and Fall Accident Victims
A slip and fall can have serious consequences. You might sustain injuries that cause excruciating pain and change your life forever. Those injuries may require extensive (and expensive) medical treatment. You may even have to miss time at work while you get help and recover. This can put you in a very tough financial situation. You may not have enough money to make ends meet. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys can help you fight for every dollar you deserve.
Damages available in Waco slip and fall cases might include money for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages and income
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Call our Texas law firm today for your free consultation.
What If I’m Blamed For My Slip and Fall Injuries?
The property owner or their insurance company will probably try to blame you for your slip and fall accident. Don’t panic. You may still be entitled to compensation, even if you are partly to blame for the slip and fall.
In Texas, you can still recover money as long as you’re not primarily responsible for your injuries. The bar to recovery is 51 percent. The property owner (and/or others) must be mostly at fault for your accident.
You need an attorney who will help you defend against these allegations. Why? While you may still be entitled to money, the amount you can get will be reduced if you share fault. The less fault you share, the less money you can get. Our attorneys will investigate your fall and gather evidence that supports your side of the story. We’ll do our best to protect you and your financial award.
Call Our Waco Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers For Help
Are you struggling with injuries after a slip and fall accident in Waco? Did you fall because of hazards or dangerous conditions on the property? If so, the negligent property owner may be liable for your injuries. Contact the experienced legal team at Lorenz & Lorenz for help with your personal injury case.
Our attorneys have more than 18 years of experience helping slip and fall accident victims like you. We understand what’s necessary to get the result you deserve. Call our Waco personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case. Your first consultation is free, so reach out to us for assistance now.