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Austin Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Austin Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and falls may sound like a minor accident, but often they’re anything but. That’s why property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe guests.

If you were injured in a slip and fall, our experienced Austin slip and fall accident lawyers at FVF Law Injury Attorneys can help you understand your rights during a free, no-pressure consultation. We will discuss how we can help maximize your claim and get the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost income, and other unexpected losses.

Our lawyers have over 80 years of experience between us. We’ve used our resources and experience well — having already recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. When you call us for help, we’ll do everything possible to get you fair compensation to get you back on your feet. Just contact our law offices in Austin, Texas at (512) 982-9328 to schedule a free consultation today to learn more.

How FVF Law Injury Attorneys Can Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Austin

Slip and fall victims often suffer severe injuries. Despite this, insurance companies often accuse victims of exaggerating those injuries. Because slips and falls are so common, the insurance company has a strong incentive to undervalue or deny your claim.

An experienced personal injury lawyer in Austin can help you navigate your claim, educating you on your rights and advising you how to deal with the insurance company throughout the life of your case.

At FVF Law Injury Attorneys, we’ve dedicated our entire practice to helping injured clients just like you. Our hard work has paid off. We’ve earned a perfect-10 Avvo rating and recognition from prestigious lawyer rating companies like Super Lawyers and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

You can count on us to:

  • Offer knowledgeable legal advice and support
  • Conduct a full investigation into your fall
  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Work with leading experts who can strengthen your case
  • Determine how much your personal injury claim is really worth
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf

The insurance companies know we aren’t afraid to take your case to trial if they don’t play fair. That gives you an advantage. To learn more about how we can put our skills to work for you, call for a no-obligation consultation with our Austin personal injury attorneys today.

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How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents in Austin, TX?

Slip and fall accidents are an extremely common way to get hurt. Nationwide, about 1 million Americans visit the ER for fall-related injuries each year.

Falls are a particularly serious problem for older Americans. Each year, it’s estimated that 30% of all Americans over the age of 65 will sustain a fall.

Slips and falls are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the U.S. In 2020 alone, at least 805 workers were killed in fatal fall accidents.

What Is My Austin Slip and Fall Accident Case Worth?

Our lawyers can only accurately estimate your case value after a full investigation.

The value of your personal injury case will depend largely on:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • Whether you’ll miss time at work and lose income
  • Whether you’re expected to make a full recovery or suffer a permanent impairment
  • How your life will be impacted by your injuries
  • The amount of insurance coverage available

You should know how much your personal injury case is worth before accepting an insurance deal. Our lawyers can help. Just call today to learn more.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Slip and Fall Accident Victims?

Slip and fall victims are entitled to compensation for their economic damages and non-economic damages.

Depending on the facts, you may be entitled to money for:

  • Medical expenses, both past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • PTSD
  • Loss of consortium
  • Damages for wrongful death in fatal fall accident cases

If you fell at work, you may also be able to claim workers’ compensation benefits to help with your expenses while you recover.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Slip and Fall Accident in Texas?

Possibly. Texas is a modified comparative negligence state. Accident victims can recover partial compensation for their injuries if they’re less than 51% at fault for the accident. If you’re less than 51% responsible, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault allocated to you.

Once your “percentage of fault” reaches 51%, you can’t pursue compensation for your injuries.

So, you can recover damages if you’re partially to blame–but not if you’re mostly responsible for the accident.

We’ll Work to Recover Compensation for All of Your Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Our Austin slip and fall accident attorneys are here to help you recover money for all of your injuries, regardless of how severe.

Some common slip and fall injuries include:

Insurance companies often try to downplay the severity of these injuries. You don’t have to let their scare tactics work. Instead, call our legal team to schedule an educational, free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help you.

What Causes Most Slip and Fall Accidents in Austin, Texas?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. They can happen for any number of reasons. Often, however, they happen because a property owner has failed to maintain the property in a safe condition.

Some of the most common causes of slips, trips, and falls in Austin include:

  • Accumulated rain, ice, or snow
  • Waxed, slick, or slippery floors
  • Uneven floors
  • Puddles and spills
  • Damaged or uneven pavement
  • Missing guardrails 
  • Unsecured rugs or carpets
  • Poor lighting
  • Potholes 
  • Debris, garbage, and obstacles in walkways
  • Loose cables or wires
  • Missing stair treads 
  • Damaged stairs
  • Defective floors or flooring materials
  • Lack of fall protection on the job

If you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold them accountable for damages.

We Handle All Types of Slip and Fall Cases in Austin

Any property owner or business can be held liable if someone is hurt because of dangerous conditions on the premises. Our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Austin can help regardless of where you fall. 

We often represent injured clients who have sustained slip and fall injuries while visiting:

  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Bars 
  • Office buildings
  • Music venues and entertainment complexes
  • Sports arenas
  • Big box stores
  • Hotels
  • Airports 
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Apartment complexes
  • Government buildings

Let us take the lead and hold the at-fault property owner liable. To learn more about your legal options, just call our law firm to schedule a hassle-free case review today.

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How Do I Prove Negligence After a Slip and Fall Accident in Texas? 

In Texas, property owners can only be held liable for injuries when they’re negligent. The elements of your negligence case will depend on why you were on the property.

In all negligence cases, you’re required to establish:

  • The at-fault party’s legal duty of care
  • A breach of duty occurred
  • The breach caused your accident
  • You sustained damages

The property owner’s legal duty of care varies depending on why you were visiting the property.

Business owners are held to a heightened standard. That’s because you’re visiting the property so they can make a profit. 

Businesses are required to:

  • Repair any unsafe property conditions in a reasonable amount of time
  • Provide adequate warning about the hazard if it can’t be repaired immediately
  • Conduct regular property inspections to identify any hidden or non-obvious risks

When you’re visiting a business, you’re classified as an invitee. To prove negligence, invitees must establish:

  • A dangerous property condition existed
  • The owner knew or reasonably should have known about the hazardous condition
  • The owner failed to take reasonable steps to keep you safe, whether by removing the hazard or providing adequate warnings
  • You were injured as a result

If you were visiting private property for non-business purposes, you’re classified as a licensee. Private property owners are held to a lower standard of care. They’re required to warn you about non-obvious dangers, but they aren’t required to inspect the property to locate hidden risks.

Proving negligence in a premises liability case is almost always a challenge. Our slip and fall attorneys at FVF Law Injury Attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident. We’ll evaluate accident reports, interview employees and witnesses, and locate any available evidence to prove your case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Slip and Fall Accident in Texas?

In the state of Texas, most accident victims have two years to take legal action. If you don’t file a personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, you lose your right to seek compensation in a court of law.

Our Process and What You Can Expect

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