Premises liability is a big category of injury law covering many different kinds of events. Most people know it by its less formal name, slip and fall.
Property owners have a duty to guarantee the safety of people who venture onto their property. If a shopper slips on spilled salad dressing, and that salad dressing had been there for some time, the owner of that store can be sued for all the costs of that injury: doctor bills, time lost from work, and the pain and misery the injury caused.
The example of the spilled salad dressing has one shortcoming: slip-and-fall accidents can be quite serious. It is possible to suffer severe injuries falling in a store. It is possible to be crushed to death by falling merchandise. The Zimmerman Law Firm is experienced in smaller slip and falls, catastrophic slip-and-fall injuries, and filing wrong death claims arising from premises liability who serve the people of Waco, Austin and Central Texas.
Slip-And-Fall And Other Injuries
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall incident, you go through a similar process to if you were hurt in a car crash. It is not always necessary to file a lawsuit, if you can negotiate an acceptable settlement outside the courtroom. However, sometimes it is necessary to file a lawsuit to show the serious nature of your claim. Sometimes — but not very often — this claim leads to trial.
At The Zimmerman Law Firm, our attorneys have the knowledge, training, and experience necessary to present slip-and-fall cases to insurance companies and to juries. It is always our goal to get you the maximum recovery possible.
If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may have a strong slip-and-fall claim. For a free case evaluation, call the lawyers at The Zimmerman Law Firm, at 254-265-9300 or 1-800-INJURIES, or email us your questions.