FAQ: For purposes of seeking just compensation, does it matter where I fell?

The short answer is yes, it does matter.

Falling at a business is different from falling at a friend’s house. Why? – Depending on where you fall, different insurance coverages and policies will apply. For example, a business may carry a higher insurance policy than a homeowner. This does not mean you can get all of the policy, but there is more to shoot for; your recovery will depend largely on the facts and the injuries. Further, businesses usually have seen how a certain defect can affect many people over a long period of time; hence, have had time to cure the defect. On the other hand, many times an individual homeowner has only encountered the defect for the first time when someone was hurt for the first time.

For this reason, it is very important to consult a personal injury lawyer in Austin if you have been injured due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property.