Austin Slip-and-Fall Lawyer
Property owners who fail to keep their premises safe for lawful visitors can take on liability for slip-and-fall accidents. If you or a loved one were injured on another person’s property in Austin, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. The Austin slip-and-fall lawyers at Shamieh Law can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
3800 North Lamar Blvd Suite #200, Austin, Texas 78756
Texas property owners have a duty to minimize risks and keep their properties safe for lawful visitors. All too often, hazardous conditions go unnoticed or are ignored, resulting in injuries.
Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious consequences for victims, including extended hospital stays, lost income, and financial hardship. If you or a loved one were injured in such an accident on someone else’s property, an Austin slip-and-fall lawyer at Shamieh Law can help you secure the compensation you need and deserve to get your life back on track.
We offer knowledgeable and compassionate representation to our clients. Our award-winning premises liability attorneys proudly defend the rights of injury victims in Austin and throughout Texas. Schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more.
Why Choose Shamieh Law to Handle Your Slip-and-Fall Accident?
At Shamieh Law, we focus on “Winning With Awareness” for our clients. This means we treat all parties with dignity, maintaining a strong sense of purpose and empathy in everything we do. This approach has helped us build meaningful relationships with our clients, insurance adjusters, judges, opposing attorneys, and within our team. Rather than leaning into an adversarial environment, we find that winning with awareness serves our clients very well.
When you need an experienced Austin slip-and-fall attorney, you can count on us. Our all-star team has been recognized many times for our outstanding legal services, including by the following organizations:
- Super Lawyers
- Texas Lawyer Magazine
- D Magazine
- AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- The National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40
- Top 10 Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine
A History of Happy Clients
We are proud of our reputation for treating our clients like family. We strive to help injury victims get the compensation and excellent legal representation they deserve. Here’s what our clients have to say about their experience with our firm:
- “I had the privilege of working with Shamieh Law following a devastating personal injury, and I cannot express enough how grateful I am for their exceptional services. From the very first consultation to the resolution of my case, they demonstrated an unparalleled level of professionalism, expertise, and genuine empathy.” – Payam
- “They were great! Helped me so much with my case and getting it done quickly. 10/10!” – Gianni
- “Great leadership and staff. They have a commitment to do right for their clients.” – Adam
Settlements We’ve Recovered for Austin Slip and Fall Victims
With more than $100 million recovered in settlements and verdicts by our personal injury team, you can trust our attorneys to do everything in their power to secure the full and fair compensation you are entitled to. Some of our slip-and-fall case results include:
- $900,000 for a client who suffered back and spine injuries that required intensive treatment after a slip-and-fall incident at a beauty store.
- $550,000 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a slip-and-fall incident at a work event caused by caterers spilling water on the floor.
- $225,000 for a client who required a lumbar discectomy after a slip-and-fall incident at an Austin gas station.
Remember, the first settlement offer from an insurance company probably does not reflect the full compensation you are entitled to. If an insurance adjuster tries to offer you a lower settlement than the value of your claim, our team of top-notch slip-and-fall attorneys in Austin can help you push back. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation today.
How Long After a Slip and Fall Accident Can You File a Claim in Austin?
In Austin and throughout Texas, the statute of limitations for slip-and-fall claims and other personal injury lawsuits is set at two years from the date of injury. This means you have two years from the date of your slip-and-fall accident to bring a legal claim. If you do not act within that time, you will most likely lose your legal right to recover damages.
Sometimes, exceptions to this rule apply. For example, if the slip-and-fall victim was a minor or mentally disabled, they may have more time. However, because the consequence of missing the correct deadline is having your claim dismissed in court, it is best to consult with an attorney to make sure an exception applies in your case.
How Our Attorneys Can Help Your Austin Slip-and-Fall Case
There are several steps involved in the legal claims process after a slip-and-fall accident. When you work with our team, we guarantee comprehensive legal representation and will stand by you every step of the way. Here’s what you can expect from our award-winning services:
- Our team will explain your full legal rights and options so you can make informed decisions.
- We will thoroughly investigate your slip-and-fall accident to determine the cause and identify all sources of liability.
- We will meticulously gather all available evidence to strengthen your claim and put you in an excellent position to receive a fair settlement offer.
- Our team will also calculate the damages you are entitled to.
- We will use our negotiation skills to reach a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries and losses.
- If the at-fault party or their insurers offer less than you deserve, we have the skills and experience needed to argue your case in court.
Contact us today to learn more in a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here to help.
Available Compensation for Slip-and-Fall Victims
You deserve full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses sustained in a slip-and-fall accident. We can help you recover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lowered earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement and disability
- Lowered quality of life
Recovering Damages If You Were Partially Responsible for Your Slip-and-Fall Accident
In some cases, slip-and-fall victims may be partially to blame for an accident. This does not mean they cannot claim compensation. Texas applies the doctrine of comparative negligence to personal injury claims, which means victims who are 50 percent or less responsible for a slip-and-fall accident can still recover damages. However, their compensation is reduced by the percentage of fault they share for the accident.
Unfortunately, property owners may try to place blame on you to reduce the amount they are required to pay in damages—even when, in reality, you bear no responsibility for the accident. Working with our skilled slip-and-fall attorneys will ensure you are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous property owners.
Understanding Premises Liability in Austin Slip-and-Fall Cases
In Texas, property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. In other words, premises liability law is simply a specialized form of negligence law, which holds that we all have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid harming others. However, in premises liability law, the level of liability they take on for failing to uphold this duty depends on the status of the slip-and-fall victim.
Visitors are legally classified into three categories: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Invitees are people who enter a property with the express or implied permission of the owner, typically for a business purpose (e.g., patrons at a restaurant). Licensees are individuals with permission to enter a property but without express or implied invitation (e.g., a hunter with permission to hunt on his friend’s land for free). By contrast, trespassers enter property illegally since they have no permission to be there at all.
Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees, followed by licensees. However, when it comes to trespassers, landowners only have a duty to avoid intentionally harming them. That said, if the trespassers are vulnerable children, the law creates an exception requiring landowners to protect them from attractive nuisances.
What If My Slip-and-Fall Accident Occurred on Government Property in Austin?
The rules are slightly different if your slip-and-fall accident occurred on government property. The Texas Tort Claims Act provides as follows:
“A [Texas] governmental unit is entitled to receive notice of a claim against it under this chapter not later than six months after the day that the incident giving rise to the claim occurred.”
Failure to give timely notice will severely compromise your right to compensation. By contrast, the Federal Tort Claims Act gives you two years to bring a personal injury claim against the federal government.
Common Causes and Types of Injuries in Austin Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Countless risky conditions or hazards can contribute to a slip-and-fall. Some common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Spilled liquids
- Uneven flooring or pavement
- Loose carpeting or floorboards
- Cracks and potholes in sidewalks
- Exposed wires and pipes
- Cluttered walkways
- Poor weather conditions
- Broken handrails
- Poor lighting
- Landscaping hazards
At Shamieh Law, we are ready to conduct a thorough, independent investigation into what led to your accident. We will leave no stones unturned.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Austin Slip-and-Fall Attorneys
At Shamieh Law, you are more than just another case to us. We treat every client like family. We will advocate for you with the same dedication and passion for justice as we would for our loved ones. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Austin, contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our team. You pay nothing unless we win your case.