This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of slip and fall cases in Austin, Texas. We decided to write on this topic because many residents of our area are unsure of how to proceed after they have been injured by another’s negligence. The goal of our last several posts has been to provide information which will help victims understand what it is they should expect from the process. This understanding should help people to make a more informed decision when selecting a personal injury attorney. We cannot stress enough the fact that you should call counsel immediately if you have been injured.
We addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we analyzed included:
- Whether Austin property owners are liable for a fall
- How discovery works in slip and fall cases
- The need for experts in premises liability matters
- Taking a slip and fall case to trial
These are important topics for a victim and their loved ones to understand. First, many think that a property owner is liable simply because a dangerous condition caused a fall. The fact of the matter, however, is that a premises owner will not be responsible for the fall if they were taking reasonable steps to keep the property safe; no property owner can be expected to keep the premises completely safe one hundred percent of the time. Second, the discovery process allows for evidence to be accumulated and to establish whether the owner was taking steps to keep the property safe. It is difficult for a Plaintiff to prove their case without discovery. Third, experts will often be necessary in such matters to establish whether the owner’s actions were “reasonable.” Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process will help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
It is important that you speak with counsel immediately after an injury. The longer you wait to file a claim, the more you decrease your chances of recovery. Our Austin slip and fall lawyers practice exclusively in the area of personal injury law and pride themselves in providing the highest level of service. We understand that you are facing a serious situation and we will take it seriously. Contact us today. We also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.