Proving liability in a personal injury case isn’t easy, but Attorney Bevel is a strong negotiator and litigator who will make sure you are not taken advantage of by powerful insurance companies and large corporations who care more about their bottom line then paying you what you deserve.Are You Ready to Take Legal Action?
To learn more about how we can help you, call us today (214) 580-2555 to schedule a free case evaluation. Mr. Bevel can determine if you have a valid personal injury claim and customize a legal solution that fits your needs.
Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Dallas
Texas law gives you two years from the date of your injury in which to file suit against a property owner. This two-year period is called a “statute of limitations.” If you fail to file a claim within the given timeframe, you forfeit the right to collect monetary compensation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident refers to a situation in which a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. While these accidents are often embarrassing, they can also lead to catastrophic injuries.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated 8 million people visit the emergency room each year seeking treatment for injuries sustained in a slip, trip, or fall accident. Slip and fall accidents also account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the country, second only to motor vehicle crashes.
Those most susceptible to bad falls are the elderly, who often have poor eyesight and delayed reflexes. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls are responsible for 95% of hip fractures among adults aged 65 or older.
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere but a greater risk of injury exists in commercial, business, and public establishments where there is high foot traffic and a multitude of products and displays.
If you or a loved one were injured in a retail store and believe your injury could have been prevented if it weren’t for someone else’s negligence, call us at (214) 580-2555 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Personal injury attorney Greg Bevel has successfully pursued claims against numerous prominent businesses, including grocery chains like Kroger and Aldi, “big box” retailers like Target, Walmart, Home Depot, and Costco, pharmacy chains such as Walgreens and CVS, and the delivery company UPS.
Hazardous Conditions in Retail Stores that Lead to Injury:
- Liquid spills on the floor
- Waxed or polished surfaces, sticky substances
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Pain and Suffering: fear, insomnia, grief, worry
- Cluttered aisles
- Faulty staircases, ramps, doors, elevators, or escalators
- Icy sidewalks or entryways
- Errant floor mats
- Frayed and torn carpeting
- Unsafe parking lots – Inadequate security, poor lighting, raised concrete or uneven surfaces
- Exposed wires or cables
- Negligent security
- Sharp shelf edges
Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Stores:
- Brain bleeds
- Traumatic brain and head injuries
- Broken bones and fractures (arms, wrists, hands, legs, ankles, and feet)
- Back injuries including spinal cord injuries, bulging discs, herniated discs
- Shoulder injuries, torn rotator cuff
- Nerve damage
- Neck injury, such as whiplash
- Loss of limb
- Second and third degree burns
Premises Liability and Dallas Retail Stores
Every time you step into a local supermarket, department store, membership club warehouse store, or other business, you expect the store owners to provide you with a reasonably safe shopping experience. In fact, retail store owners in Texas have a legal obligation to ensure their premises are free from dangerous conditions that could do you harm (this extends to the entire premises including the parking lot, restrooms, dressing rooms, aisles, checkout lines, entryways and exits).
What is Your Legal Status on Someone Else’s Property?
The strength of your premises liability claim depends partly on how the law characterizes your “visitor status” while on someone else’s property. Texas has three categories of visitors and each one is owed a different standard of care by the property owner.