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Dallas Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers in Texas

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.

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Brooks & Radchenko Slip & Fall Lawyers Fight for Victims’ Rights Throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

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.

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How We Can Help After a Slip & Fall Accident in Texas

The Dallas slip and fall attorneys at Brooks & Radchenko can help you press your claim in the following ways:

  • We can fight back when the insurance company tries to deny or minimize the value of your claim. We can handle negotiations for you, and we won’t fall for any of the insurance company’s negotiating tricks.
  • We can gather evidence to prove the defendant was negligent. Not all evidence is admissible in court (and is therefore useless in settlement negotiations as well), but we know the difference.
  • We can consult with experts who can help prove your case and, if it goes to court, offer testimony to support your claim.
  • We can fight back if the insurance company tries to blame the accident on you (which is likely).

An experienced slip and fall accident lawyer can help you in a thousand other ways.

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Common Slip & Fall Hazards in DFW

Following is an abbreviated list of dangerous conditions that could cause slip and fall accidents:

  • Broken stairs;
  • Loose or missing handrails;
  • Torn carpeting;
  • Loose tiles;
  • Wet floors;
  • Snow and ice in parking lots;
  • Uneven surfaces, potholes, or crumbling surfaces on concrete and asphalt;
  • Floor obstructions such as trash and debris;
  • Poor lighting, especially in stairwells;
  • Malfunctioning escalators;
  • Broken porches;
  • Cords strung across hallways or other walkways;
  • Open manholes;

What Should You Do After a Slip & Fall Accident in Dallas-Fort Worth Area?

If an accident occurs, do your best to take the following actions as soon as possible:

  • Photograph the scene of the accident;
  • Notify the manager of the establishment (if it is a business);
  • Get contact details of witnesses;
  • Seek immediate medical attention;
  • Contact a Dallas / Ft. Worth slip & fall lawyer.

In most cases, the last two steps will be the most important of all.

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Who Is Liable for a Dallas Slip & Fall Accident?

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. 

How to Initiate a Slip & Fall Case in Dallas, TX?

There are several preliminary steps you need to take to prepare to assert a slip and fall claim in Dallas.

  • 1. Visit a Doctor

    A medical examination of your injuries is difficult for a defendant to dispute. Make sure to visit a doctor immediately after your injury.

  • 2. Report the Accident

    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.

  • 3. Gather Evidence

    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.

  • 4. Don’t Talk to Insurance Company Representatives

    “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.

  • 5. Don’t Talk About Your Accident on the Internet

    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.

  • 6. Retain a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

    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.

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Slip & Fall Injury Compensation in Dallas-Fort Worth

A typical slip and fall accident claim might include the following elements:

  • Present and future medical bills;
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
  • Lost earnings;
  • Future lost earning capacity;
  • Physical pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

An experienced slip and fall attorney can investigate your case and perhaps find other elements of damages to claim as well.

Our Professional Slip & Fall Lawyer in Dallas, TX

Halina Radchenko

Halina Radchenko

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.

Contact a Dallas Slip & Fall Lawyer Today!

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.

Why Hire Brooks & Radchenko?

Brooks & Radchenko stand apart from other personal injury law firms for the following reasons:

Halina Radchenko has handled a myriad of slip and fall cases, taking some of the cases all the way to trial. She has a wealth of experience when it comes to these types of cases and can pinpoint how the defendant is liable.
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Brooks & Radchenko understands how important it is to hire the correct expert. In most cases, we send experts to the scene of the slip and fall accident as soon as you retain our firm. It's important to get an expert to the scene of a trip and fall incident so that he can see the condition which caused your accident, take measurements, and then provide a report as to why the premises was in an unsafe condition.
To us, every case is unique and every client is unique. We don’t do “cookie-cutter” solutions. We offer you the personal attention that other law firms ignore. You are a person, not a case number. Feel free to pick up the telephone and call one of our attorneys at any time. We care. We treat every injured client as if they are one of our own loved ones.

Our Victorious Slip & Fall Accident Cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

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Female client tripped and fell in a building. She sustained a cuboid fracture which led to a Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator . We obtained a $2,250,000.00 settlement.
$900,000.00
Client slipped and fell on a New York City sidewalk. He had to undergo arthroscopic surgery to his knee. As a result of the exacerbation, he required a lumbar fusion surgery. We received a settlement in the amount of $900,000.00

Client Testimonials

Paul H.

5.0

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.

Ashley F.

5.0

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.

Alicia M.

5.0

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.

How Much is Your Case Worth? Submit It For a Free Case Review!

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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Areas We Serve

  • Mesquite

  • Sherman

  • Dallas / Fort Worth Area

  • Denton

  • Denison

  • Rockwall

  • McKinney

  • San Antonio

  • Houston

  • McAllen

  • Frisco

  • Plano

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I prove negligence after a slip and fall accident in DFW?

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    That all depends on the facts of the case. Ordinarily, you must establish these four elements:

    • The defendant owed a duty of care to the injured party;
    • The defendant breached this duty of care;
    • The victim was injured; and
    • The defendant’s breach of duty caused the victim’s injury.

    You must prove each of these four elements on a “more likely than not” basis.

  • How long will my slip and fall case take in Dallas, TX?

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    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.

  • How much does a Dallas slip and fall accident lawyer charge for a slip and fall case?

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    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.

  • How long do I have to file a Dallas slip and fall injury lawsuit?

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    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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