You can sue Walmart if you slip and fall in a Texas store. Businesses that are open to the public have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises. This applies to national chains like Walmart, locally-owned stores, and shopping malls.
To have a successful case, however, you must prove your injuries were the result of negligence. An attorney from our firm can help.
You Can Sue Walmart If You Slip and Fall Due to Negligence
If you slipped and fell because the store did not mop up a spilled liquid (for example), you could pursue damages. Although the store did not intentionally mean to harm anyone, it is potentially at fault for your injuries.
If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, you could have a viable case against Walmart:
- Did the store have a duty of care toward you, the customer?
- Did the store (or its employees) fail to keep its premises safe?
- Did you slip, trip, or fall due to an unsafe condition, like clutter in an aisle?
- Did you incur losses, like medical bills and lost income, as a result of getting hurt?
By answering affirmatively to all of these questions, you could have the basis of a valid claim or lawsuit against Walmart.
How Can Our Team Prove Negligence in Your Texas Slip and Fall Case?
There are several ways to establish negligence in your case. We can build your claim and prove negligence by using:
- Security camera footage. Walmart is packed with security cameras intended to deter theft. However, these cameras also could have captured your accident on tape. We can use this footage to prove the before, during, and after of your fall.
- The accident report. If you reported your accident to an employee, they should have filled out a report detailing the time, date, and location of your fall. We can use this information to supplement your case.
- Your medical treatment records. We can use your imaging scans, lab test results, and doctor’s testimony to assert the cause of your condition.
We can also send the store a spoliation letter to preserve any evidence that could support your case. This means that the store cannot legally destroy certain pieces of information.
Who Could Be Responsible for Your Injuries After Falling at a Texas Walmart?
Even though an employee’s negligence could have caused your injuries, we will file your lawsuit against Walmart itself. That’s because the store is vicariously liable for any forms of negligence that threaten visitors.
Consider the following scenario:
- You were shopping at Walmart.
- The establishment knew that a freezer in the frozen foods section constantly leaked.
- Various employees were tasked with periodically mopping up the spill but didn’t. They did not place wet floor signs around the puddle, either.
- You slipped and fell in the puddle, incurring serious injuries.
Here, we would argue that Walmart knew of a certain hazard but failed to adequately address it. So, through vicarious liability, Walmart could be held accountable for your injury-related expenses.
You Can Recover These Losses Following a Successful Walmart Lawsuit
Every injured claimant’s case is different. Yet, our team can evaluate your case and seek recovery for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral expenses, such as burial costs and cremation
Based on your situation, you could recover these and other injury-related losses. While we cannot guarantee a certain outcome, you can rest assured that we will complete your case.
How Long Do You Have to Sue a Texas Walmart After a Slip and Fall?
Texas law generally gives you two years from the accident’s date to file a civil lawsuit. Additional factors can extend your filing deadline. For instance, if you did not discover your injuries until a later date, you could get an extension under Texas’s discovery rule.
Our firm can evaluate your case and determine your filing deadline.
Most Cases don’t Require Civil Lawsuits
Walmart faces countless injury lawsuits a year. However, many of these cases are resolved through insurance claims. Walmart even provides an online form for filing such a claim – that’s how often these incidents happen.
If Walmart’s insurer offers a settlement that meets your needs, we can accept the offer and settle. If not, however, our team is prepared to litigate your injury case.
Work With Our Injury Firm
We have successfully resolved many slip and fall cases – and now, we’re ready to put our resources to work for you.
You should not have to deal with a billion-dollar corporation while recovering from serious injuries. Let us help. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation so you can make an informed decision about obtaining legal counsel. Dial (713) 850-8600.
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