Do I Need An Attorney for a Slip and Fall Accident?

A white piece of paper reading “SLIP AND FALL INCIDENT REPORT” in black in El Paso.

Have you or someone you know been in an accident that resulted in injury or harm? If this is the case, consider hiring a personal injury attorney. The El Paso-based K.E. Bradley Law knows what to do in this delicate circumstance. If you need support, legal guidance, and representation, we’re here to help. 

If you need to speak to one of our El Paso attorneys, contact us online or call (915) 995-6595 today.

Premises Liability

In the state of Texas, it is the law that business and property owners are legally required to ensure that their premises are safe and hazard-free to avoid any accidents. If you had the unfortunate experience of injuring yourself on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation and be able to pass along the accountability to the landowner. 

When you or someone you know is injured on someone else’s property, it is a concept called premises liability. Some injuries that lead to a premises liability are:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Elevator/escalator defects
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Flooding or water leaks
  • Porch collapses
  • Fire-related accidents
  • Broken or defective stairs
  • Assault due to negligent security
  • Electrocutions

Proving Fault

Regardless of what caused the injury, K.E. Bradley can help. We will assist you in determining who is liable for the accident and how to prove the fault of the injury. 

Depending on the specifics of your case, the parties that could be held liable are the property owner, the business owner, a government entity, yourself, or other smaller entities like a management company or service provider. A personal injury lawyer in El Paso will be able to assess the incident, determine who the liable parties are, and help prove the negligence of the person or person(s) at fault. 

To receive compensation for the injuries, you will have to: Prove that the property owner caused the unsafe condition which caused injury, the property owner didn’t fix the unsafe condition before the incident, or the property owner knew the situation was a hazard and didn’t act; only one of these conditions need to be shown to prove fault. Once the fault is proven, your personal injury lawyer can determine how much compensation is needed. 

When to Speak to a Lawyer

There is no denying the physical and emotional toll an accident has on someone who is not at fault. Trying to gather evidence, proving negligence, and simply asking for compensation for your injuries is a lot for one person to handle, especially if that person is recovering from an injury. This is why it’s best to let a personal injury lawyer handle the leg work. 

Here at K.E. Bradley in El Paso, our goal is to protect our clients and their loved one’s best interests. We deliver outstanding legal service and will aid you in fighting for the justice you deserve. 

We want to represent you! Contact us online or call (915) 995-6595 to see how we can help you.