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Corpus Christi Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorneys

Pursuing Justice for Victims of Slip-and-Fall Injuries

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No matter your location, accidents are an inevitable part of life. From injuring yourself on slick supermarket floors to slipping at a neighborhood swimming pool, it's crucial to hold negligent parties accountable for wrongful injuries on third-party premises. If you were injured in a slip, trip, or fall due to negligence, our Corpus Christi slip-and-fall lawyers are willing and ready to represent your best interests from start to finish. 

Slip-and-fall injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to a lifelong, disabling impairment. That’s why our hardworking attorneys at Hilliard Law are committed to advocating for the favorable outcome our clients deserve after sustaining a wrongful injury due to negligence. With over thirty years of legal experience, you can trust our nationally recognized firm to pursue justice from the ones responsible for your injury, working tirelessly to restore your financial well-being and peace of mind during your recovery.   

If you were wrongfully injured on someone else’s property, our attorneys can fight to recover damages on your behalf. Contact us online to discuss your case.

What Causes Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

Wherever accidents happen, property owners have a responsibility (“duty of care”) to maintain a safe environment.  Some common causes of slip-and-fall injuries include: 

  • Structural defects: Structural damage to a building due to age or wear and tear is a common cause of slip-and-fall accidents. Uneven steps, parking lot potholes, cracked sidewalks, broken tiles, and torn carpeting can create dangerous situations for visitors to a building.
  • Weather-related accidents: Property owners must take reasonable steps to reduce hazards created by adverse weather, such as shoveling snow from walks, salting or sanding icy and slippery areas, and installing anti-slip devices on outdoor steps.
  • Hazardous conditions: Property owners are required to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner, such as by ensuring their property is free from unreasonably dangerous conditions and warning others of known hazards.

Common Types of Slip-and-Fall Injuries

From slipping on wet floors to tripping over loose carpeting or cables, victims can sustain numerous injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents on someone else’s property. Such injuries can result in steep medical bills, interrupt your personal life, and cause a great deal of pain. Some common slip-and-fall injuries include:

Our dedicated attorneys can help you navigate the intricacies of filing a slip-and-fall claim to seek compensation for your injuries. It’s imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a slip-and-fall accident to rule out serious injuries, such as internal bleeding or concussions. At Hilliard Law, we have a vast network of resources to connect victims with qualified and trustworthy healthcare providers, allowing them to focus on their recovery while we build a compelling case on their behalf.

Who Is Liable in a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

In Texas, slip-and-fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability laws. By filing a slip-and-fall accident claim, victims can seek compensation after sustaining a wrongful injury on third-party premises due to negligence. Potentially liable parties in a slip-and-fall case include: 

  • The owner of the property: The property owner of the premises where the slip-and-fall accident occurred may be held responsible if they fail to maintain a safe environment or correct hazardous conditions.
  • The business operator: If the slip-and-fall accident occurred at a commercial establishment, such as a store or restaurant, the business operator may be liable for negligence if they failed to address dangerous conditions on their property.
  • The property manager: In cases where the property is managed by a separate entity, such as a property management company, they may bear liability if they were aware of hazardous conditions and failed to take appropriate action.
  • The maintenance company: If a third-party maintenance company is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the property, they may share liability if their negligent actions or inactions contributed to the slip-and-fall accident.
  • Contractors: If the slip-and-fall accident resulted from ongoing construction or renovations, the contractors may be held accountable if they failed to ensure the safety of those on the premises.
  • Government entities: If the accident occurs on government property or public spaces, such as sidewalks or parks, certain government entities may be held liable for maintaining safe conditions and promptly addressing hazards.

Recoverable Damages in a Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

Injured victims can seek various damages after sustaining a slip-and-fall injury due to negligence. There are three primary types of damages that may be recovered, including: 

  • Economic Damages: These compensate for quantifiable financial losses, such as medical expenses, rehabilitative treatments, medication costs, lost earnings, and property damage. 
  • Non-Economic Damages: These compensate for non-financial losses suffered by the victim, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. 
  • Punitive Damages: Albeit awarded less often than economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages may be recovered in slip-and-fall lawsuits involving extreme carelessness or recklessness. Unlike other types, the primary purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant rather than compensate the victim. 

Remember, seeking sound counsel from a qualified slip-and-fall lawyer is imperative to recovering full damages in court. Our firm can fight to calculate your claim and maximize its value to ensure all liable parties are held responsible for the harm they caused you.

Our slip-and-fall lawyers seek justice for the injured in Corpus Christi and beyond. 

Call (866) 927-3420 to schedule a free consultation

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $25
    Million Verdict
    Negligent Security

    In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work.

  • $18
    Million Verdict*
    Wrongful Death

    After only 3 days of trial, a San Patricio County, Texas jury returned a returned a record-breaking $18 million verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages, on behalf of our client, the widow of a trucker and handyman, who died after falling through a roof.

  • $10
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    While working at a chemical facility, our client was instructed by the owner to climb to the top of a vessel to install spacers on a pipe when he was suddenly and without warning exposed to high concentrations of deadly chemical gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, and hydrogen sulfide.

  • $6.4
    Million Verdict
    Hip Injury

    As lead trial lawyer, Mr. Hilliard successfully represented a 90-year-old Corpus Christi woman who was injured when a hospital’s sliding door closed on her, crushing her hip.

  • $2
    Million Settlement
    Child Injury

    In 2018, Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $2,000,000 settlement with a child daycare center for failure to render lifesaving aid to a child in distress.

30+ Years Advocating for Wrongfully Injured Texans

Our trusted slip-and-fall accident lawyers have over three decades of legal experience protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured. From medical malpractice claims to auto accidents, our extensive knowledge of personal injury law makes us well-equipped to represent each client’s unique needs from start to finish, allowing them to focus on healing. With hundreds of thousands of cases handled and a proven track record of case results, you can rely on Hilliard Law to prioritize your health and financial well-being by advocating for the full compensation you rightfully deserve after a wrongful injury.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.