Dedicated Legal Champions Serving The Borderland And Beyond

Compassionate Support After Slip-And-Fall Accidents

At Mendez Isaac Joudi, PLLC, our lawyers are your partners in seeking justice and compensation after a slip-and-fall accident. With over 50 years of combined experience, the attorneys at our El Paso accident and injury firm understand the challenges you face during this difficult time. We are deeply committed to our El Paso community, fighting for the rights of the injured who may not have a voice and advocating for individuals who cannot fight for themselves.

Understanding Slip-And-Fall Accidents

A slip-and-fall accident can happen anywhere, from grocery stores and restaurants to workplaces and public spaces. It’s crucial to remember that if you’ve suffered injuries due to negligence on someone else’s property, you may have the right to seek compensation.

Common Concerns After A Slip-And-Fall Accident

After a slip-and-fall accident, you may have several concerns:

  • Medical bills: Slip-and-fall accidents can result in significant medical expenses, including hospital bills, rehabilitation costs and ongoing treatment.
  • Lost wages: Injuries sustained in a slip-and-fall accident may lead to time away from work, causing lost income and financial stress.
  • Pain and suffering: Beyond physical injuries, slip-and-fall accidents can cause emotional distress and pain and suffering.

These injuries can make it difficult to return to your normal life, your job and the activities you love.

Where Do Slip-And-Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in various locations, such as:

  • Grocery stores: Wet floors, spills or improperly maintained aisles can lead to slip-and-fall incidents.
  • Restaurants: Greasy floors, uneven surfaces or debris can pose hazards for patrons.
  • Workplaces: Inadequate safety measures, such as unmarked hazards or slippery surfaces, may lead to accidents.

In these and other places, property owners have a duty to keep areas safe or warn people of potential dangers, such as slippery floors.

Types Of Injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents can result in a range of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones: Falls can lead to fractures in the wrist, arm, hip or other bones.
  • Head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur if the head strikes a hard surface during the fall.
  • Sprains and strains: Soft tissue injuries, such as sprained ankles or strained muscles, are common.

At MIJ, our attorneys approach slip-and-fall cases with compassion and determination. While we empathize with your situation, we also vigorously fight for your rights. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip-And-Fall Accidents In Texas

It is only natural to feel anxious about the aftermath of a slip-and-fall accident. Here are the most common concerns our clients have:

Should I get a lawyer for a slip-and-fall accident?

Yes, it is wise to consult an attorney if you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident. An attorney can help you:

  • Understand your rights and recognize when you have a valid claim for compensation.
  • Determine where negligence occurred and who has (or shares) liability for the accident.
  • Gather evidence, including surveillance footage, medical records and witness statements in support of your claim.
  • Deal with the insurance companies in a way that will not allow them to devalue or deny your claim.
  • Calculate the true value of your losses so that you can make an appropriate claim for compensation.

While you can try to navigate a slip-and-fall claim on your own, injury victims who are represented by lawyers are usually taken more seriously and receive higher settlements.

How long do slip-and-fall cases take to settle?

There is no set time limit to settle a slip-and-fall injury claim. A lot depends upon how long it takes you to heal. You do not want to settle your claim until you understand the full extent of your injuries.

If the insurance company is willing to be reasonable and fair, you may be able to settle your claim within a few months. If the case has to go to litigation, it can take several years to resolve.

Do most slip-and-fall cases settle out of court in Texas?

The vast majority of slip-and-fall claims are resolved through negotiation. Insurance companies are usually motivated to avoid costly litigation, and certain outcomes can alleviate stress on both sides of the case.

However, every slip-and-fall claim should be pursued with an eye toward the possibility that litigation will be necessary. That makes for a more well-developed claim and better outcomes.

We Can Help

If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We are dedicated to serving El Paso and surrounding areas throughout New Mexico and West Texas.

Contact us today at 915-289-0020 or visit our online contact page to take the first step toward justice and recovery.