Sidewalk Falls Lawyer
Pedestrians walking on sidewalks have a reasonable expectation that the sidewalk will be properly maintained and safe. Unfortunately, there are sometimes cracks in the sidewalk, uneven pavement, or other hazards that make walking dangerous. When an accident happens on a sidewalk, those who have been hurt by the incident may have a right to make a claim for compensation.
An Austin sidewalk falls lawyer can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your fall and help you identify who may be to blame. When there is a government agency in charge of maintaining the sidewalk, your injury claim may be complicated by limits on suing municipal, state, or federal governments. It is important to be represented by a lawyer with experience handling tough cases involving injuries from unsafe sidewalks. The Loewy Law Firm has the experience and background you need to provide you with strong and dedicated legal representation.
Your Rights After a Fall on A Sidewalk
You should be eligible to recover compensation after a fall on a sidewalk if you can show:
- The person, company, or agency you are making a claim against had a duty to maintain the sidewalk.
- Whomever had a duty to safely maintain the sidewalk was negligent and failed to live up to basic safety obligations.
- You suffered a fall because of unsafe sidewalk conditions like cracked or uneven pavement, debris in the sidewalk, or an unexpected drop in elevation.
- You experienced injuries like broken bones, spinal damage, brain injury, or other physical damage.
Sovereign immunity rules make it more difficult to file a lawsuit against the government to recover compensation when your injury happened on a public sidewalk. However, it is still possible to make a damage claim. When property is privately owned, victims can make a claim against the owner or renter responsible for sidewalk maintenance who failed to ensure that the sidewalk was reasonably safe.
Getting Help from a Sidewalk Falls Lawyer in Austin
The Loewy Law Firm is a respected personal injury law firm in Austin, Texas that has helped clients recover more than $40 million in damages after injuries. Our firm has received top Avvo ratings and we are 100 percent dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who have been hurt.
When you tripped, slipped, or otherwise were injured on a sidewalk, we will begin an investigation right away to help determine the cause of your accident and injuries. Our legal team will help put together the strongest case possible to help you obtain full and fair compensation for both economic and non-financial losses like the pain you experience, the medical costs you pay, and the time you miss from work.
To learn more about your legal rights and about how a sidewalk falls lawyer in Austin can help with your accident claim, call the Loewy Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.