When a property owner invites someone onto their property, they are implicitly telling them that the property is safe. That means that they’ve cleaned up hazards and made efforts to prevent falls and other harmful events. If a property owner hasn’t done that and you end up getting hurt, you should hold that owner responsible. A Tom Green County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm can help.

What Happens if There Aren’t Efforts Made to Prevent Falls?

When a property notices that something is amiss and that there is a hazard on their property, they should do something about it. They can easily prevent falls by addressing problems like:

  • Wet floors
  • Holes
  • Exposed cords and wiring
  • Broken or uneven walkways
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Poor lighting
  • Clutter or debris

If a property owner knows about a hazard and does nothing, then someone who gets hurt can sue them for damages. The owner had an obligation to keep their property safe and they failed.

Can I Sue for Damages If the Property Owner Made No Effort to Prevent Falls?

Yes, if you can show that the property owner should have known about a hazard and that they should have made more of an effort to prevent falls and other adverse events, you probably have a personal injury case. A lawyer from our firm can help you negotiate for a settlement that helps you pay your medical bills. Not only that, but your compensation can help make up for lost wages and non-economic costs of the fall, like the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.

What If I Fell On Government Property?

You do not have unlimited time to sue after getting injured on someone else’s property. Texas gives victims two years to act, but that changes when you are dealing with a government defendant.

People who get injured on government-owned land have to act quickly if they want to sue for damages. Most government entities in this state must be notified within 180 days of your fall if you plan to sue. Once you notify the government entity in charge of that piece of property, your lawyer can begin building your case.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Some people do not want to sue for damages because they think that their case will be drawn out and forced to go to trial. In reality, many personal injury suits settle before going to trial. Do not just take the insurance company’s first settlement offer because you think that a personal injury suit will be a hassle.

Talk to a Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in a fall or another incident on someone else’s property, you do not have to pursue compensation on your own. Contact The Mathis Law Firm and ask to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to meeting you.