Most slip and falls in stores are not accidents. They are foreseeable and preventable incidents that happen due to negligence by the store or an employee. If you slipped or tripped and fell in a big box store, department store, grocery store or another store in San Antonio, Texas, you may have the right to file a premises liability claim against the establishment. The store may owe you compensation for your losses. Discuss your recent slip and fall accident with our attorneys today. Call (210) 435-7968 for a free consultation.
Why Hire Our Store Slip and Fall Lawyers?
- We have experience taking slip and fall accident cases to court and winning. Aaron Herbert has personally tried more than 50 cases to verdict.
- We have secured hundreds of successful results for clients through unwavering commitment. We bring the highest standards of care and ethics to each case.
- We are a contingency-fee based law firm in San Antonio. Our slip and fall lawyers do not charge anything for their services unless they win the case.
Why Do Store Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Most slip and fall accidents are avoidable. A store that welcomes customers has a legal responsibility to ensure the reasonable safety of the premises. This comes with duties of care such as inspecting the store daily for possible slip and fall hazards, having clean-up protocols in place for spills, properly training employees, and using warning signs for wet floors. In a poorly maintained store in San Antonio, many different hazards could cause harmful slip and fall accidents for customers.
- Wet floors
- Uncleaned spills
- Food debris (grocery stores)
- Freshly mopped or waxed floors
- No warning signs for slippery floors
- Cracked or uneven floor surfaces
- Cluttered store aisles
- Worn-out carpets or tattered rugs
- Loose mats or floorboards
- Broken staircase railings
- Snow or ice in parking lots
Bix box stores and grocery stores owe the highest standards of care to their customers, who are legally classified as invitees. Under Texas’s premises liability laws, all business and property owners owe invitees the duties to inspect their properties for hidden or unknown risks, repair known risks, and warn guests of existing hazards. The neglect to fulfill these duties of care is why most store slip and fall accidents happen. At The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C., we represent injured customers during store slip and fall lawsuits.
How Long Do You Have to File?
Protect your rights immediately after a store slip and fall accident in San Antonio. Tell a store manager what happened and request a written accident report. Collect information about the accident while still at the scene, if possible. Evidence that could strengthen your slip and fall claim includes photographs, surveillance footage of the accident, eyewitness accounts and copies of the accident report. Write down what happened, including the location, time and date, name of the person you reported the accident to, and how you fell.
Once you have received medical attention for your slip and fall injuries, contact a lawyer as soon as possible about a potential premises liability lawsuit. The statute of limitations in Texas gives you just two years from the date of your fall accident to bring a cause of action. If you miss your deadline, the courts in San Antonio will most likely dismiss your case. You could have less than two years for a slip and fall suit, however, if your accident happened on public or government-owned property.
Contact Our Store Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
A slip and fall accident while shopping in San Antonio could give you a broken bone, hip fracture, wrist sprain, traumatic brain injury, lacerations, muscle injuries and many other types of injuries. If you or a loved one fell at a big box store or grocery store anywhere in Texas, contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. for a free initial consultation. Call (210) 435-7968 or contact us online to schedule a case review.