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Slip and Fall Lawyer Serving Texas and New Mexico

El Paso Attorney for Premises Liability Claims

Slipping and falling might be funny in a movie, but it is rarely amusing in real life. People can sustain very serious injuries when a wet floor causes them to fall and land squarely on their back. Hip, back, neck, and head injuries are common. Some people are more prone to suffering serious injuries from a fall than others. The elderly and others with medical vulnerabilities are the most likely to be seriously injured, although anyone has the potential to be badly injured in a fall. In many of these cases, the party in control of the premises where the accident happened can be held legally and financially liable for the harm done.

The Cal Mundell Law Firm, PLLC can investigate your slip and fall case in an effort to prove the premises controller's negligence in causing the fall. These cases can be somewhat challenging depending on the circumstances, but Cal has the experience needed to build the strongest possible case. Our goal is to ensure that you are fully compensated for any injuries you sustained when you fell.

El Paso Attorney for Proving Slip and Fall Claims

Slip and fall claims are a type of premises liability claim grounded in personal injury law. Cal will begin with a detailed investigation. He may interview witnesses, subpoena security camera footage if it exists, and speak to staff at the location in question. A number of facts must be proven to succeed in a slip and fall lawsuit.

One of the more difficult things to prove is that the party in control of the premises - usually a business proprietor or store manager - knew or should have known that there was a spill or slippery floor area that was a source of danger to visitors. Witness testimony is often critical in showing that staff had been informed of or noticed the wet floor. We must also prove that the responsible party failed to take reasonable steps to eliminate the hazard. In the case of slip and falls, reasonable steps would include cleaning up the spill or at the very least, placing a "wet floor" sign.

Finally, we must show that the dangerous slippery area caused your injuries - this is generally fairly clear cut in slip and fall cases.

Personal Injury Attorney for Slip and Fall Injuries

When a person slips and falls, they generally land hard on their back. Common injuries stemming from slip and falls include:

  • Head injuries - When people slip and fall, there is a risk that they will hit the back of their head on the floor. The back of the skull is thinner and provides less protection than the front. This means that people may be prone to serious head injuries like concussions or traumatic brain injuries.
  • Back and neck injuries - Most people who slip and fall land squarely on their backs. Spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic in some cases. Any back injury or neck injury can prevent a person from working for quite some time, necessitating compensation for lost wages.
  • Foot and leg injuries - Some people twist their knees or ankles when they initially slip. These injuries may require surgery or physical therapy.

Fortunately, many people who have suffered a slip and fall accident can recover compensation for nearly all costs and losses related to the accident. Compensation generally covers current and future healthcare costs, lost wages, and some noneconomic damages. Cal will carefully calculate the total amount you may be entitled to in order to ensure that you are compensated for every possible cost or loss.

Contact an El Paso Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the Cal Mundell Law Firm, PLLC may be able to help you recover compensation. Please contact us at 915-250-0700 to receive a free consultation. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay unless we recover compensation for you.

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