Fort Worth Unsafe Property Lawyer
Every property owner has a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for visitors. Unfortunately, many fail to identify, address, or warn others of unsafe conditions, which increases the likelihood that guests or tenants will get hurt. There were more than ten million emergency room visits across the country for fall injuries in one recent year alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Many of these injuries were the result of hazardous conditions on someone’s property.
If you’ve been injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, get in touch with the slip and fall lawyers in Fort Worth at Tate Law Offices, P.C. We have over a 99-percent success rate and have received numerous honors for our work, including an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. With our help, our clients have recovered millions of dollars in compensation to cover their medical bills and put their lives back in order.
Our team is standing by to hear your story and start working on your case. Get a free initial consultation by calling our office in Fort Worth or by contacting us online.
What Types of Claims Does Tate Law Offices Handle?
At Tate Law Offices, P.C., we handled numerous types of premises liability claims. Some of the most common types of premises liability cases involve:
- Negligent maintenance – Property owners and managers are responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior of their property to ensure their premises are free of dangerous conditions and safe for visitors. If they discover a hazard that they can’t fix right away, they should put up appropriate signage to warn others.
- Slip and fall accidents – A cracked sidewalk, uneven flooring, dim lighting, or a loose cord could lead to a serious slip and fall accident. It’s the property owner’s responsibility to address slip and fall hazards for visitors.
- Dog bites – When a dog owner fails to control their dog and the dog bites someone, the owner may be held responsible for the resulting injuries.
- Snow and ice accidents – When snow and ice accumulate on the ground of a home, business, or other type of property, the property owners or managers must take reasonable steps to keep their sidewalks, walkways, and parking lots clear for pedestrians.
- Inadequate building security – Inadequate security, such as lack of security guards, dim lighting, or broken locks, can leave guests vulnerable to criminal activity, including assault.
- Swimming pool accidents – Swimming pool owners and operators must take steps to keep their pools and the surrounding grounds safe, such as fencing in the pool area and making sure drain covers are properly installed.
What Should You Do If You’re Injured on Unsafe Property in Fort Worth?
Taking certain steps after you’re hurt on someone’s unsafe property can help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Here’s what to do if you’re injured on unsafe property in Fort Worth:
- Report the accident to the property owner as soon as possible. The property owner or business manager should create an accident report. Be sure to request a copy of the report for yourself as well. If they don’t create a report, write your own report of the accident and send it to the property owner.
- Notify the authorities about what happened. Even if the property owner is not cited or charged with a crime, letting the authorities know about the accident ensures that there’s a written record you can use later on.
- Take pictures of the accident scene as well as your injuries.
- Ask for the contact information for any witnesses who saw what happened.
- See a doctor as soon as you can. Getting treatment quickly after an injury is crucial if you want to maximize your chance of a full recovery. Delaying treatment could also cost you compensation for your injuries, as the delay could be cited by the property owner’s insurance company as a reason to deny your claim or lower your payment amount. Be sure to hold on to all your medical records as well.
- Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Texas’ statute of limitations on personal injury claims gives you only two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit, and these cases take time to build. Talking to a lawyer soon after your injury gives them the most time possible to build your claim and minimizes the chance of crucial evidence disappearing.
How Can Our Lawyers Help After a Fort Worth Unsafe Property Injury?
Here’s what our lawyers can do to help with your premises liability claim:
- Thoroughly investigate your accident to determine who is responsible, as well as all potential sources of compensation.
- Take care of all your legal paperwork and communication needs, making the process as easy as possible for you while also minimizing your chance of accidentally doing something that could jeopardize your case.
- Help you find the right doctors to get prompt treatment for your injuries.
- Handle settlement negotiations and fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.
- Represent you in court if settlement negotiations do not result in a fair offer.
Can You Bring a Premises Liability Claim in Fort Worth?
If you were legally on the property at the time of the incident and the owner’s negligence led to your injury, you may be able to file a claim. Our experienced premise liability lawyers can discuss your potential options during a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Can You Recover in a Fort Worth Slip-and-Fall Claim?
You may be able to recover compensation for the following damages through a slip and fall lawsuit or claim:
- Your lost wages
- Your medical bills
- Your reduced ability to work as a result of your injuries
- Your pain and suffering
- Your mental anguish
Connect with Our Fort Worth Unsafe Property Injury Attorneys Today
Our Fort Worth premises liability attorneys at Tate Law Offices, P.C. are here to defend your rights and help you secure fair compensation for your trip and fall or other premises liability claim. Get a free case review by calling our office or filling out our online contact form.