El Paso, TX asked in Personal Injury for Texas

Q: If Personal injury results from a trip and fall accident. What shoul I do first. Trpped on anchor bolts in concrete.

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William S. Adams
William S. Adams
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A: There are a number of unknown variables in the question that you pose to be able to give you much of a helpful answer. I would call a local personal injury attorney to discuss the details of the incident and a potential claim on your behalf. Be mindful that in most trip and fall incidents, comparative fault is at issue, as the person who tripped and fell has a duty to exercise reasonable care and a proper lookout while walking. I am not a Texas attorney, so I can not speak to Texas' laws on comparative negligence; however, in most states, an injured party may not recover is the tripping hazard was "open and obvious," and at the very least in most states the nature of the hazard as patent or observable will factor into whether you were at fault and the degree thereof.

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