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Can I Recover Damages if I Slipped and Fell at a Restaurant?

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fort worth slip and fall lawyerMillions of people seek medical care every year after slipping and falling, and many of these accidents happen when someone is a patron of a restaurant. Although restaurants are not automatically responsible for slip and fall injuries, if they are responsible, you may be able to successfully pursue compensation for a variety of damages. Read on for an overview of how to sue a restaurant in a slip and fall case, and then contact a Texas personal injury attorney for help. 

Know the Law on Texas Slip and Fall Injury Cases

Whether you were badly injured, lightly injured, or even partly responsible for your injuries, you need to have a general understanding of the Texas laws that may apply in your case. To begin with, you can only seek compensation from a restaurant if you have 50 percent or less responsibility for your injuries. You will also need to file a case before the statute of limitations applies - two years from the date of the injury, or from the date you realized you were injured after the slip and fall. 

If you are within those guidelines, you will need to prove that the restaurant or property owner was negligent and, therefore, responsible for the conditions that caused you to slip and fall. You will also need to prove that the accident caused you real damages, such as an injury requiring medical care or valuable personal property (such as a watch or handbag) that was damaged. 

It is important to know that determining things like fault or negligence may be subject to the ruling of a judge or jury. If there is any question about whether you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages after a slip and fall, meet with a personal injury attorney to find out more about your case. In the meantime, do not speak with the insurance company of the restaurant in which you were injured. They may try to offer you a lowball settlement or get you to say something that could hurt your case. 

Schedule a Confidential Consultation with a Dallas, TX Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have already been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you know how quickly these kinds of injuries can change your life. Get the help you need and fight for justice by working with a Fort Worth, TX slip and fall injury attorney with Clark Law Group. We will fight for your rights, whether in negotiation or litigation and make sure you get the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Call 469-906-2266 today. 

 

Source: 

https://www.cdc.gov/falls/facts.html

 

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