Slip and fall cases involve injuries that stem from dangerous conditions on the ground that can make you trip or slip. There are a small subset of premises liability cases, because slip and fall cases happen on someone else's property, but only include the injuries that come from floor conditions.
Premises liability and slip and fall cases might seem unimportant. In popular culture, sometimes they're even seen as a bit of a joke. However, injuries that happen from slipping and falling on someone else's property happen all the time. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls are the leading cause of workers' compensation claims, and account for over 8 million visits to the hospital emergency room.
Dreyer & Mazsheri help slip and fall victims recover from the people responsible for their injuries, helping you pay for your medical bills, as well as your pain and suffering, lost wages, or any lost earning potential resulting from your fall.
Possession or Ownership of Property
Showing that someone owned property should be easy. However, companies often make it difficult by having complex leasing or maintenance arrangements, so it's hard to tell who's really at fault. To make matters worse, if they see a lawsuit on the horizon, they'll make use of every possible opportunity they can, to avoid paying what they should to help you get back on your feet. Dreyer & Mazsheri, however, are familiar with the all of the tactics used by property owners to cover themselves from liability, and find the right person to pursue.
Duty to Keep You Safe
Even after finding the person that caused your injury, you still have to show that they had a legal duty to protect you while you were on their property.
The most important factor in this determination is why you were on the property when you got hurt. The purpose of your visit greatly impacts what the property owner has to do. In Texas, there are three categories of visitors: Invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Property owners have duties to keep each of these categories safe, while on their property, and if they don't follow through on these duties, then they should be held liable for their negligence that caused you to get hurt.
Dreyer & Mazsheri Can Get You the Justice You Deserve
If you've been injured after slipping or tripping and falling on someone else's property in the San Antonio area, you've probably gone through a lot of suffering, and have significant medical bills to pay. There's no reason why the person responsible for your injuries shouldn't help you pay them, and get you back on your feet. Hire Dreyer & Mazsheri to represent you in court. They'll try to get you not only compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses, but also other expenses, like wages that you've lost from being out of work, and lost earning potential caused by your injuries.