Slip & Fall Accidents
Burnet Premises Liability Attorney – 325.939.8689
Texas premises liability laws state that when someone slips, falls, and
suffers an injury, the property owner or controller could be fully or
partially liable for the resulting damages. If you tripped on an object
or slipped and fell while visiting as a guest or shopping as a patron,
you could have the legal grounds to file a claim.
Contact Burnet County personal injury Attorney Russ Baker to discuss the details
of your case during a completely
free case evaluation.
Premises Liability Laws & Unreasonable Hazards
A key component in slip and fall accident cases is whether or not the property
controller should have known about the hazard that led to your accident.
If a reasonable and responsible property owner would have known about
the hazard but chose not to address it immediately, the injured party
can likely create a claim for compensation. If the hazard was new or located
away from regular pathways, it might be possible that some liability does
not rest on the property owner’s shoulders.
Consider these two similar yet different examples:
- A man is walking down the dairy aisle in a grocery store, looking at his
list of items, slips on a puddle of milk that has drained from one of
the bottles, and gets injured. It is reasonable to think it is safe enough
in a grocery store to look at a list rather than the path ahead. Due to
cameras and staff members present, it is also reasonable to assume the
grocery store should have noticed the puddle readily and mopped it up
before someone got hurt. The man can file a chain with a good likelihood
of winning due to the grocery store’s negligence.
- A woman in line at a grocery store drops a jug of milk in line to checkout,
creating a puddle. The man behind her is on the phone and does not notice
the spill, and the cashier in front of her is in the middle of a discussion
with the current customer. In less than a minute, the line moves forward,
the man steps in the milk, slips, falls, and gets hurt. Since it is unreasonable
for the cashier to notice the spill in such a short amount of time and
take action, the grocery store might not be liable. The woman who dropped
the milk might be, however, due to her decision to not warn others around
her of the mess.
Figure Out the Details with Attorney Russ Baker
For premises liability or slip and fall accident claims, the details hold
the key to a case’s success. Who is ultimately responsible for ensuring
a slip does not occur: the walker or the property controller? This is
the primary question that needs to be addressed and proven in your favor.
Burnet personal injury Attorney Russ Baker can go through the details of
your claim with you to establish its validity. Backed by more than 15
years of legal experience and multiple selections to Super Lawyers®
Rising Stars℠, he can bring the knowledgeability and focus your case needs
Dial 325.939.8689 to learn more about premises liability law and claims.