Often referred to as “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” cases, premises liability cases arise when you are injured as a result of the negligence of a landowner or someone who occupies the land or building. Occupants and owners of property have a duty to individuals who enter their premises to keep you safe.

When considering whether to take a premises liability case, the trial lawyers at the Joeckel Law Office must evaluate several factors to determine the likelihood of success. The most important thing to determine is what caused the individual to trip, slip, or fall. If the cause of the trip, slip, or fall created a dangerous condition, you may have a case. The second important aspect is, did the individual or entity occupying the premises have knowledge of the dangerous condition. If they were aware you may have a cause of action.

It is important to keep in mind that just because you had a trip, slip, or fall on the premises, you are not automatically entitled to monetary compensation. You must prove your damages. In a trip, slip, or fall case you can recover money to compensate you for medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, and mental anguish.

If you are in need of a Texas Trial Lawyer or a New Mexico Trial Lawyer to evaluate your premises liability case, the Joeckel Law Office offers free consultations.