San Antonio Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents in Texas
Although many people believe slips, trips, and falls are simply the result of someone’s clumsiness, the fact is, these accidents are often caused by another person or party’s negligence. When property owners and building managers fail to properly maintain their premises, remove or repair dangerous conditions, or warn guests of potential hazards, they can be held legally responsible for the resulting accidents, injuries, and damages.
If you slipped, tripped, and/or fell because of a property owner’s negligence, Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. can help. We understand the serious nature of these accidents, as well as the importance of seeking maximum compensation for your losses. Our San Antonio slip and fall lawyers have a proven record of success in taking on major insurance providers, large corporations, and powerful defense teams. We are ready to fight for the recovery you are owed so that you can get back on your feet.
How Do Slip & Fall Accidents Happen?
Although some slip and fall accidents are truly unavoidable, most are preventable. All too often, people suffer serious injuries after slipping, tripping, and/or falling due to unsafe or hazardous property conditions.
Some examples of hazardous property conditions that commonly lead to slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Spilled liquids
- Uneven flooring
- Ripped carpeting
- Unmarked steps
- Poor lighting
- Insufficient or improper signage
- Defective sidewalks
- Slippery surfaces
- Cluttered walkways
- Fallen merchandise
When these and other dangerous conditions cause slips, trips, and falls, leading to serious injuries, victims may be entitled to bring a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager.
When Are Property Owners Liable for Slips, Trips & Falls?
Property owners (and other parties) are not always liable for slip and fall accidents. Put simply, you must generally prove that the property owner (or another party) acted negligently or failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to ensure the safety of visitors.
You may be able to hold a property owner accountable for your accident if you can prove all the following elements:
- Duty of Care: First, you must establish that the property owner owed you a duty of care. Typically, this involves proving that you were lawfully on the property, either as an invitee or licensee, when the incident occurred. If you were trespassing, you may have a very difficult—if not impossible—time filing a successful claim.
- Breach: Next, you must prove that the property owner breached the duty of care. This often involves proving that the property owner knew about (or should have known about) a dangerous property condition that posed a foreseeable risk of injury but failed to take appropriate/reasonable measures to repair, remove, or warn others of the condition.
- Injuries and Damages: To file a claim for damages, you must prove that you actually sustained damages. Often, this involves proving your injuries were not pre-existing conditions, as well as demonstrating the extent of your economic and non-economic losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
- Causation: Lastly, you will need to prove that the property owner’s breach of the duty of care was the cause of your injuries and/or damages. This typically involves proving that you were not negligent yourself and that the hazardous condition was not so open and obvious that you could have taken easy, reasonable measures to avoid it.
At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., our San Antonio slip and fall attorneys can evaluate your potential case at no cost. If we believe you have a viable claim, we will immediately begin gathering supporting evidence and putting together a case aimed at maximizing your recovery.
A Trusted Name for More Than 60 Years
For decades, Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. has been representing injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout Bexar County and beyond. We have earned a reputation for aggressive advocacy and compassionate, client-focused representation; insurance companies know that we won’t back down from a fight and that we are ready to take a case to trial if necessary. We are relentless in our pursuit of justice for our clients.
If you suffered a serious injury, such as a brain injury or spinal cord injury, after slipping and falling due to unsafe property conditions, let our San Antonio slip and fall attorneys fight for you. We offer contingency fees, meaning you do not owe anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Birth Injury $7,000,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421
Birth Injury $5,750,000
Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28
Head-on Collision $5,000,000
With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89
Carbon Monoxide Leak $4,290,000
Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00
Construction Accident Death $3,600,000
Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00
Trucking Accident $3,000,000
Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32
Failure To Diagnose $1,820,000
Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39
Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis $1,600,000
Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00
Ceiling Collapse $1,450,000
Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23
Failure To Diagnose $1,370,000
Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33
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