Grand Prairie, TX asked in Personal Injury for Texas

Q: My mom fell on a sidewalk next to a restaurant because there were no markings near a step or ramp. Does she have a case?

The restaurant painted the step and sidewalk the very next day after her accident. We have photos and proof.

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Rahlita D. Thornton

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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: She may very well have a case. We would be willing to listen to additional facts to determine if such is really a case worth pursuing. If the sidewalk is under the control of the city then the restaurant may have some good arguments for not having to pay. Feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529 for further analysis.

Daniel John Christensen

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  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, she has a potential claim. Who the claim will be against is difficult to tell from what you have written. The restaurant, the local municipality, a builder or the landlord may be responsible depending on the circumstances. What state this occurred in will also affect the potential value and likelihood of success. Please contact my office as soon as you can and we can give you free advice on the potential claim once we have more details. DC Law – 512-220-1800. We look forward to speaking with you.

Stephen Arnold Black

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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Did you take photos before they painted the step and the sidewalk? Keep in mind that its a policy in Texas that evidence of subsequent remedial measures are inadmissible in court. Discuss your case in private with counsel.

Steve, Licensed with offices in Tx and Fl.

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