How to Pursue an Ice Slip and Fall Injury Case in Texas

How to Pursue an Ice Slip and Fall Injury Case in Texas

Scott Dylan Westerlund
Scott Dylan Westerlund
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On average, it only snows about 0.1 inches in Texas. When it does snow, it usually takes less than a week for the weather to clear up again.

If you lived through 2021, though, then you know that frigid weather and ice storms can happen in the southern state.

Unfortunately, Texans are ill-prepared for snow and ice storms. That means businesses or other property owners might not take the appropriate steps to protect you from an ice slip and fall accident on their premises. If you were injured after slipping or falling on ice, then you might be able to seek out an ice slip and fall injury case in Texas. Are you wondering if you can pursue compensation by filing a claim? Learn everything you need to know below.

How to Handle an Ice Slip and Fall Accident
Ice is often thick, slippery, and hard. If you end up slipping and falling on ice, then you’re not likely to walk away unscathed. At the very least, you’ll likely sustain bruising and minor pain. Immediately after your fall, there are certain steps you need to take to protect yourself and any future claim.

First, check yourself for injuries. If you’re in significant pain, then don’t hesitate to head to the hospital as soon as you can. While slippery ice might not seem that dangerous, it can lead to severe injuries like:
• Broken bones

• Fractures or sprains

• Back injuries

• Spinal cord injuries

• Cuts and bruises

• Traumatic brain injuries

The first thing you should do after your fall is to seek out medical care. Even if your injuries are minor, it's a good idea to get a physical evaluation by your doctor. They can rule out any injuries that might have delayed symptoms, like a TBI. The next thing you should do is report the accident to the property owner. If you have a friend or witness that's willing to help you, then ask them to take a few photographs of the accident scene. Make sure to gather any contact information from witnesses, too.

From there, you’ll want to reach out to your insurance provider to let them know what happened. If possible, then reach out to the property owner and ask for a copy of your accident report. Then, you’ll want to calculate how much money your accident actually cost you and whether a lawsuit is in your best interests.

Can You Pursue an Ice Slip and Fall Injury Case in Texas?

So, can you pursue a slip and fall injury claim after your accident? The first thing you’ll need to determine is who the liable parties might be. In most slip and fall cases, that entity is the business or property owner where your accident occurred.

Next, you'll need to determine if that entity was negligent. Did they fail to warn you about an icy walkway? Did they open their doors for business without properly salting and de-icing the premises? If you can prove that entity was negligent, you likely do have the necessary components to pursue a claim and get compensation.

What is My Slip and Fall Claim Worth?
Are you thinking that pursuing a claim is in your best interests? If so, then you’ll want to figure out how much your claim is actually worth. After all, it doesn’t make sense to pursue a lawsuit if your losses are minor.
To calculate your claim’s worth, add up all the medical costs related to your injury. If you missed time off of work, add that figure to your total, too. You should also include any future lost time from work if you’re unable to return right away.

If you think you’ll need long-term medical care due to your injury, then you might want to consult with your doctor or an attorney about how much money that will ultimately cost you. It’s also a good idea to consult with a lawyer if you’ve become disabled due to your fall.

How to Pursue an Ice Slip and Fall Injury Case in Texas
We’ve all chuckled at YouTube videos that highlight ice slip and fall accidents, but we rarely consider how dangerous a slip and fall can be. A slip and fall on ice can lead to severe injuries ranging from broken bones to a traumatic head injury. You shouldn’t have to handle your losses alone.

If you were seriously hurt due to someone else’s negligence, then you’re likely eligible to pursue legal recourse through a personal injury claim.

Have you realized that your losses are stacking up after your accident? Are you ready to get started on a lawsuit? A good slip and fall lawyer in Texas will help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Head over to our lawyer search to find a qualified expert in your area now.


This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.
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