If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Knowing your legal rights can help you get the compensation that you deserve. You may be able to receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering associated with your accident. In McAllen, Texas, slip, and fall accidents are common because there is often broken ground or wet floors in public places like shopping malls or grocery stores. These accidents can result from various factors, including poor lighting and slippery surfaces due to moisture or ice buildup on sidewalks.
In this post, we will discuss why people slip on their property and what steps you can take to prevent falls from happening again!
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
The following factors can contribute to slip and fall accidents:
If you are involved in a slip-and-fall accident, it is important to remember that a combination of factors usually causes these types of cases. For example, if you were injured while walking downstairs at an airport due to icy conditions on those stairs, then both your weight and the slippery conditions would be enough for you to lose your footing and fall on several flights of stairs.
Other times, however, there may not be any other party involved besides yourself; for example, when someone spills liquid onto your shoes while walking across their house’s tile flooring after they had just taken out the trash can from their kitchen sink cabinet earlier that day before going out shopping with friends later on in evening period after coming home late work shift where all parties involved were busy doing different things during that afternoon period, so nobody was paying attention what happened.
How Attorney Chris Sanchez Can Help You Win a Slip and Fall Case
It is important to have a personal injury lawyer on your side when you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident. Attorney Chris Sanchez has years of experience helping his clients win their cases. He can help you collect evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and take your case to court if necessary.
In addition to his legal skills, Mr. Sanchez has devoted much time and energy to training himself on the best techniques for collecting evidence from medical professionals and other sources that will help build your case. He also knows how to obtain photographs of various locations where accidents happen so that he can use them as evidence when filing claims against parties responsible for causing accidents or injuries at these locations
The Elements of a Winning Slip and Fall Claim in McAllen, Texas
When you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident, whether in a store or in your own home, you may think you have a case. You may be wondering what elements of the case would make it successful.
There are three main elements to any successful slip and fall claim:
- Negligence: The plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent or reckless when they were on their property or business premises and caused an injury by doing so (this includes negligence in failing to maintain safe premises).
- Causation: The plaintiff must also prove that this negligence caused their injuries (the connection between what happened and how they got hurt). For example, suppose someone trips over an uneven floor at Walgreens because of an employee who did not properly clean up some spilled milk earlier in the day. In that case, this could be considered a “slip n fall” liability since the trip occurred due to something done by Walgreens employees (they left behind a potentially dangerous hazard). However, if someone slipped because there was floor wax spilled onto their shoe from walking around outside before walking inside Walgreens, this wouldn’t necessarily be considered “slip n fall” liability since there wasn’t anything else done wrong by anyone affiliated with Walgreens except for perhaps poor maintenance practices–which isn’t enough proof under law.”
Factors That Might Lessen Your Chances of Winning
There are a variety of factors that might make it more difficult for you to win a slip-and-fall case. If the accident were caused by someone else, your chances of success would be lessened. If you were not injured in any way, this might also reduce your chances of winning a settlement. Additionally, winning will be more difficult if you do not live in McAllen, Texas or another area with an established legal system.
Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident
The plaintiff in a slip and fall case has the burden of proving that the defendant was negligent. The plaintiff also must prove that this negligence caused the accident and that the defendant owed them a duty.
Finally, they must prove that the defendant breached their duty to take reasonable precautions against foreseeable harm at their premises.
What You Can Do To Build Your Claim
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Sanchez Law Firm can help. We have years of experience handling cases like yours. Our team will be able to guide you through the process of filing your claim, helping you build a strong case against the property owner and their insurance company. Here are some steps that can help strengthen your claim:
- Collect evidence
- Take photos
- Get witness statements, including any doctors who saw treatment for injuries sustained in the accident, such as medical bills or x-rays showing those injuries being treated at home or work by a chiropractor or physical therapist
Always take photos and collect evidence if you are involved in a slip and fall incident.
Taking photos of the scene is important if you are involved in a slip-and-fall incident. Also, you should take photos of your injuries and keep track of your medical expenses. It is also helpful to keep a diary of your activities and symptoms after the accident.
It is possible that when filing a claim with your insurance company, they will request these documents.
Slip and fall cases are very common and can be difficult to prove. You must be able to provide evidence proving that the property owner was responsible for the accident because if not, then you may not get any compensation from them. Here at our law firm, we have helped many clients win their cases against property owners by providing evidence, such as pictures showing stairs or floors unsafe for walking on due to slippery surfaces, which resulted in accidents caused by falling down those surfaces.