If you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you might have a valid personal injury claim. Contact a Dallas slip, trip, and fall accidents attorney as soon as possible, because even strong claims tend to weaken over time as evidence deteriorates.
Tens of thousands of people fall to their deaths every year, and many more are seriously injured. Many of these accidents could have been prevented if not for the negligence of a property owner. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on somebody else’s property (including business premises), it might be time for you to contact our attorneys for slip and fall accidents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
At first, you might not even be certain whether you even have a valid claim. Don’t worry, because we can gather evidence to find out. Brooks & Radchenko are seasoned slip and fall attorneys in Dallas, Texas who can help you win your slip and fall claim.
The Dallas slip and fall attorneys at Brooks & Radchenko can help you press your claim in the following ways:
An experienced slip and fall accident lawyer can help you in a thousand other ways.
Following is an abbreviated list of dangerous conditions that could cause slip and fall accidents:
If an accident occurs, do your best to take the following actions as soon as possible:
In most cases, the last two steps will be the most important of all.
A slip and fall injury lawyer in Dallas can help you seek a responsible and financially solvent (or well-insured) defendant. In addition to the property owner or possessor, for example, you might also be able to claim against a government agency that created an unsafe condition.
The owner of business premises has a duty to regularly inspect their property to ensure its safety for visitors. The owner or possessor of a private residence has no such duty to inspect but does have a duty to either repair or warn of non-obvious dangerous conditions that they actually know about.
In most cases, a property owner has no duty to a trespasser except to refrain from deliberately injuring them. One exception is where the property contains a feature that is foreseeably interesting to children. If a child drowns in an unfenced apartment complex swimming pool, for example, the landlord might be held liable even if the child was trespassing.
There are several preliminary steps you need to take to prepare to assert a slip and fall claim in Dallas.
A medical examination of your injuries is difficult for a defendant to dispute. Make sure to visit a doctor immediately after your injury.
If you are able to, you should report your accident to the owner of the property or an employee of the owner immediately after your incident. When you report your accident orally, you should be very broad in your account of the incident. You can simply say that I slipped or tripped and fell at a particular location within the premises.
Take photos of your injuries and of the scene of the accident. Keep any documentation, such as medical records and bills. Your attorney can help you with this.
“How are you today”?” “I’m fine.” “Well if you’re fine, then you must not be as seriously injured as you say you are.” That’s how tricky insurance companies can be. Refer all insurance company inquiries to your lawyer.
Stay off social media and don’t upload any photos, even photos taken before your accident. Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know, because they could be insurance company investigators.
There are many mistakes you might make, and an experienced slip and fall accident attorney can see to it that you don’t make any of them.
A typical slip and fall accident claim might include the following elements:
An experienced slip and fall attorney can investigate your case and perhaps find other elements of damages to claim as well.
After graduating from St.Mary’s University School of Law in 2007, Halina went to work at the Law Office of Richard Wright and then decided to open The Radchenko Law Firm. Having dedicated her career to the practice of personal injury, she has extensive trial experience representing victims who have been involved in all types of accidents: motor vehicle, slip and fall, truck incidents, and municipal suits. Halina is currently of counsel to Hach & Rose, PLLC., president of the New York State Trial Association.
Defendants and insurance companies absolutely love claimants who handle their own slip and fall claims. These claimants typically end up with far less in compensation. Fear not, because we absolutely will not allow anyone to take advantage of our clients. Contact Brooks & Radchenko by calling 903-818-8681 or by contacting us online. Our slip and fall attorneys in Fort Worth and Dallas will not rest until you receive justice.
Brooks & Radchenko stand apart from other personal injury law firms for the following reasons:
Following are examples of some of our recent results:
Slip and Fall
I could not believe these lawyers. They handled a very stubborn defendant in a principled and ethical way. But they simply would not quit until I received everything I asked for. I would recommend this slip and fall law firm to anyone.
Slip and Fall
I originally contacted Brooks & Radchenko simply because they were slip and fall attorneys near me. They turned out to be courteous, respectful, and professional. I ultimately ended up with a settlement that was more than twice the amount I had originally thought to ask for.
Slip and Fall
The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.
Most people have no idea how much their claim is worth. Your claim might be worth a lot more than you think it is! Call us at 210-367-8145 or contact us online. Our office is located at 103 S Travis St. #100, Sherman, TX 75090
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That all depends on the facts of the case. Ordinarily, you must establish these four elements:
You must prove each of these four elements on a “more likely than not” basis.
That is impossible to say without knowing the details of your case. Most slip and fall claims are resolved within a few weeks to a few months. Sometimes, however, resolution takes years. A slip and fall attorney in Dallas or Ft. Worth can give you a better idea after examining your case.
At Brooks & Radchenko, we charge you nothing upfront. If we win your case, through settlement or verdict, we charge you a pre-agreed percentage of your recovery. If we don’t win, we charge you nothing. A slip and fall lawyer in Fort Worth or Dallas should not charge you by the hour.
Normally, you have until two years after the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you are filing a wrongful death claim over the death of a relative, you normally have until two years after the date of death. Narrow exceptions apply to these deadlines.
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