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If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall accident, it’s very important to understand comparative negligence because it can affect the amount of compensation you will receive.

The fault in personal injury cases is determined either by contributory or comparative negligence. However, comparative negligence is the doctrine followed for slip and fall accidents.

A person taking a slip and fall case to court in the state of Texas can get compensation for damages, but only if they bear partial responsibility. Once the degree of fault is determined, compensation is reduced by that amount. If fault on the part of the victim exceeds 50%, they will receive no compensation. This is known as modified comparative negligence.

If you’re involved in a slip and fall accident on government property, you must notify the defendant appropriately and within six months of the date you became injured. The legal requirements for slip and fall cases can be overwhelming. This is why it’s always advisable to seek the help of an experienced premises liability lawyer.

Have questions about the differences between definitions and statute of limitations in slip and fall cases? Our detailed infographic will provide some of the answers you’re looking for.

Comparative Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases Infographic
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Jonathan S. Harris and Matthew D. Shaffer are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Other attorneys are not board certified.  Principal office is located in Houston, Texas.