You might have sustained many losses as a result of a slip and fall injury. You do not have to accept your injuries and shoulder the burden of paying for them. Our McKinney slip and fall accident lawyers are ready to take on your case and pursue a fair award. You could secure compensation from the liable party.
What Hiring a Lawyer for Your Slip and Fall in McKinney Can Do for You
You should not have to devote your time and energy to an insurance claim or lawsuit at this time. Let our team explore your options for financial recovery. We will:
- Investigate your accident to determine fault
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Take your case to court, if the need arises
- Fill out paperwork
- Help you stay within the statute of limitations
- Valuate your losses
- Hunt for evidence that supports your testimony
- Fight for a fair settlement
We Can Help Protect Your Slip and Fall Case for Compensation
Self-representation poses some risks. These involve filling out paperwork incorrectly, misunderstanding legal doctrine, and leaving money on the table. Do not let your stress, lack of time, and unfamiliarity with slip and fall cases harm your case. Your lawyer can tap into their network of resources, lean on their prior knowledge, and utilize their skills. You do not have to try and figure out your case by yourself.
Types of Grocery Store Negligence That Would Entitle You to Damages
Several forms of negligence can cause grocery store customers to slip and fall. These include:
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Spilled foods and liquids
- Moisture from wet shoes or boots
- Improperly maintained surfaces, like torn carpet or uneven flooring
Our McKinney lawyers have represented clients in grocery store slip and falls involving food, cleaning liquid, leaky coolers, and ceiling leaks. Any aisle of a grocery store could pose a slip and fall to a customer.
The Difficulty of Proving Negligence in a McKinney Slip and Fall
The struggle in grocery store cases is not proving that a hazard existed – a simple photo can typically accomplish just that. It’s more difficult to prove that the store owner or staff members were aware of existing hazards and failed to fix the problem.
To win a McKinney slip and fall case, customers must prove four things:
- The condition of the premises created an unreasonable risk of harm.
- The owner of the premises had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition.
- The owner did not exercise reasonable care to reduce or eliminate the risk.
- The failure to use reasonable care caused injuries to the plaintiff.
You might be unable to prove actual knowledge of the hazard. If so, you would have to demonstrate that the dangerous condition existed for an unreasonably long time. You would require proof that the responsible party should have known of the problem.
Problems Involved with Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases
This constructive notice can be difficult to prove. Spills occur regularly in busy stores. It’s tricky to determine whether a particular spill occurred a few minutes or a few hours ago.
Unfortunately for victims, there’s no such thing as automatic liability in a slip and fall case. Lots of good evidence is needed to prove the store’s negligence. For this reason, it’s never wise to go it alone; strong legal representation is absolutely essential.
Are Stores Always Responsible for a Slip and Fall Injury?
You should never suffer an injury while shopping for groceries. Unfortunately, hazards lie around every corner at your local supermarket. Slip and fall injuries are particularly common.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, there are over one million hospital emergency room visits each year resulting from slips and falls. If you or a loved one fell on a slippery floor or tripped on torn carpet, the store may be liable. This is not automatic, though.
Our Firm is Proud of Our Successes and Our Ability to Serve Our Clients
Our managing partner Mark Underwood was nominated for the 2017 Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors. We are honored he was recognized in his fight for injured Texans. Individuals we have already helped speak well of their experience with us.
“Excellent Legal Representation!!! Don’t waste time contacting other lawyers, if you are in need of immediate results, contact Underwood Law Office. They are complete and thorough, they keep you informed every step of the way.” – Marvin H.
“Friendly & prompt. Always available for any special needs that occurred. [L]oved working with [them]. – Tonya P.L.
We have been serving injured accident victims since 1997. Our team can fight for you, as well.
Do Not Let Fear of Payment Prevent You from Securing Justice
When it comes to paying for legal services, we keep our clients’ needs in mind. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis. This reduces the amount of stress you are forced to deal with when seeking legal representation.
You do not have to pay us up front, as we take our fee out of a percentage of your award. You will have fair warning of this fee, and we will not surprise you with new charges.
Retain Our Lawyers to Fight for Your McKinney Slip and Fall Compensation
The Underwood Law Office provides proactive representation for victims of McKinney slip and fall accidents. Call (972) 535-6377 to learn more about our personal injury services and how our lawyers can help you.