McKinney Slip and Fall Lawyer
Our McKinney slip and fall attorneys represent individuals across North Texas who have suffered severe injuries caused by unsafe conditions on public and private properties. If you or a loved one were seriously harmed because of a dangerous premises, contact us to arrange a free consultation with an accident attorney.
Who is responsible for the injuries you have suffered? Who should pay the medical costs imposed on you? Our law firm has the knowledge and resources to help. We are able to analyze all aspects of the incident, and apply our experience to seek full recovery of your damages and ensure that responsible parties are held accountable. En Español.
Where Do Serious Falls Often Occur?
Premises liability cases are often referred to as “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents. These cases encompass many scenarios, from building code and OSHA violations, to slippery surfaces and poor lighting. There are countless dangerous conditions on commercial, residential, or public properties that can lead to slipping, tripping or falling.
General unsafe premises cases include being hit by falling objects, electrocution, dog or animal attacks, inadequate security, swimming pool/drowning accidents, toxic exposure and other serious or deadly injuries.
While premises liability cases differ greatly, they all have one element in common: the owner of the premises (or a responsible party) made poor choices in keeping the grounds or buildings safe for others, resulting in serious harm to one or more individuals.
Premises liability cases often occur on properties such as:
- Retail stores, shipping centers and grocery stores
- Office buildings
- Places of employment
- Construction sites
- Apartment buildings and rental properties
- Hotels and motels
- Restaurants, bars and clubs
- Theme parks and amusement parks
- Residential swimming pools
- Parking lots and sidewalks
Even the simplest property accident can cause life-changing injuries—ending a person’s ability to work and earn a living, and limiting their capacity to live life to the fullest. Examples of debilitating premises liability injuries may include:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Internal damages
- Wrongful death
If you have been seriously injured due to a falling accident or as the result of other dangerous choices on the part of a property owner, a trip and fall injury lawyer could help you seek compensation from the liable party for the damages incurred.
Liability in Slip and Fall Cases
There are several potentially accountable parties in premises liability accidents. Determining who is liable is the key to a claim and can be extremely complex.
To establish liability, our McKinney slip and fall attorneys must prove that the property owner, or someone in a position of responsibility, put our client at risk because of the unsafe condition of their property. Elements of a case may include:
- Dangerous conditions, either inside or outside a building, were caused by the property owner, an employee, a renter or other party responsible for the property’s condition;
- The owner of the property (or other responsible person) knew or should have known about the dangerous conditions, yet did not correct the conditions or warn of the conditions;
- The owner (or other responsible person) should have been aware of the dangerous conditions.
Insurance lawyers for the defense know that winning a premises liability claim takes skill and determination — and they know that is exactly what The McCraw Law Group brings to each and every case we embrace.
How Could a Slip and Fall Case be Appealed?
The appellate court for the McKinney area is the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas for state court for slip and fall cases. That court of appeals would take the record that the judge had and determine if the issue was open and obvious as a matter of law.
If they find that the defect is open and obvious, then the individual would lose the case. The only appeal from there would be to the Texas Supreme Court which hears very few of the cases.
Since the intermediate court of appeals is limited by record that was developed at the trial court level, it is critical that not only an attorney adequately works in discovery issues, but that they present it properly in the motion for summary judgment. A dedicated local lawyer would need to show there was an error in the trial court that impacted the verdict of the slip and fall case.
Importance of a McKinney Slip and Fall Lawyer
We believe that individuals who have lost a family member or who have suffered a life-altering injury due to the unsafe conditions of a premises deserve the best care and representation possible. We pursue the maximum financial recovery for our clients through commercial liability insurance, homeowners insurance and other sources of compensation.
Contact our McKinney law firm to speak with an experienced McKinney slip and fall accident lawyer who will go the extra mile for you. You never pay attorney’s fees in a contingency case unless you win or settle your case.