H-E-B Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

H-E-B Slip and Fall Lawyers in Houston

Slip and fall incidents at H-E-B can happen to anyone. Due to the amount of traffic in the store and items being carried around, it is easy for something to spill and create a hazardous area for customers to walk through. If you were injured in a slip and fall at H-E-B, call a slip and fall lawyer to learn your rights today at (800) 298-0111. H-E-B is the largest privately held company in Texas and the sixth-largest private company in the United States as of 2022. H-E-B was founded in 1905, with its headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. H-E-B owns over 420 stores in Texas and Mexico and has expanded its company portfolio to include H-E-B Plus!, Joe V’s Smart Shop, and Mi Tienda. As the nation’s leading grocery retailer, it is no surprise that slip and fall incidents occur every now and then.

After Your Fall

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident at H-E-B or any other store, here are some things you need to do to protect yourself and your case.

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If you have a phone and are physically able to do it, take pictures of the scene. Once you leave the store, you cannot assume that they will preserve any evidence that may make them responsible for your injuries. Thus, it is best to take pictures of what you slipped on and what may have caused the slippery condition. Additionally, like many grocery stores, H-E-B has surveillance cameras all over the store. The footage from these surveillance cameras can be vital evidence to support your case. However, many stores and supermarkets have policies to “recycle” the footage after a certain number of days. For most supermarkets, the video recordings are recycled every 30 days. Furthermore, in Texas, grocery stores like H-E-B have no duty to preserve the evidence from a video recording until the injured party sends them a notice letter stating not to destroy the evidence. Moreover, when you send H-E-B the notice to preserve the evidence, you need to specify that you want the video to include the 24 hours before the incident so that you can see what caused the slippery condition. If you simply request that they preserve the evidence, H-E-B may only save the footage starting at the instance where you fell, which will not show you the cause of the condition nor how long it was present. Therefore, to ensure you send the right non-spoilation of evidence letter to H-E-B, you need to hire an experienced HEB slip-and-fall lawyer to ensure that the evidence in your case is preserved.

Visit a Healthcare Provider Immediately

Following a slip and fall incident, it is important for you to seek medical attention. Many people feel too embarrassed or do not feel that their injuries are substantial enough to report the incident and visit a doctor. Additionally, many slip and fall victims believe that the pain they are feeling following the incident will go away. However, slip and fall incidents can cause severe injuries that the victim may not be aware of or may not feel immediately due to the adrenaline rush following their accident. Some of the most common injuries caused by slip-and-fall accidents include:

  • Concussions
  • Broken ankles
  • Broken wrists
  • Torn ligaments in the knee and;
  • Lacerations

After the adrenaline rush wears off, you may be in more pain than you anticipated. Don’t wait to seek medical attention until the pain worsens. If you are injured, visit a medical practitioner immediately to document your injuries. Documentation from a healthcare professional will provide crucial evidence to support your claims in court.

Discuss Your Rights with a Slip and Fall Attorney

At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we have been helping victims of slip and fall accidents recover since 1979. Many people do not realize that grocery store slip and falls are difficult and complex.  Our lawyers have handled numerous supermarket slip-and-fall cases with success. Don’t try to handle the matter on your own. H-E-B has you at a distinct disadvantage at the start because they hold all of the evidence that you will need to prove your premises liability case. Without hiring an H-E-B slip-and-fall attorney, H-E-B may be able to get rid of the evidence you need to support your claim. If you or a loved one are injured as a result of a slip and fall due to a property owner’s negligence and failure to ensure your safety, don’t wait to contact a lawyer for a slip and fall at H-E-B who can ensure that the property owner preserves your evidence. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case today by dialing (800) 298-0111.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does a Slip and Fall Lawyer Cost?

Slip and fall attorneys are personal injury attorneys. We work on a contingency fee basis where you pay nothing up front and we only charge you for our attorney fees and our expenses if we make a recovery for you. The initial consultation is 100% free.

What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall at H-E-B?

If you are involved in a slip and fall at H-E-B, you need to report the incident to a store manager. Reporting the event will prompt an investigation on the store’s behalf to look into the cause and collect a report of what happened. You should also take down the names of any witnesses or other employees in the area who may have played a part in creating the slippery conditions that led to your fall. Having a written report of the incident, as well as witnesses and employees’ names, will come in handy for future investigation.

What Happens After I Report the Incident to H-E-B?

Once you report a slip and fall accident to H-E-B management, they will have their insurance company begin an investigation to look into your claim. H-E-B is one of the many self-insured companies in the nation. As a self-insured company, their insurance team will do everything they can to minimize the company’s liability in your case. In order to minimize their responsibility for the accident, they may request additional documentation of the incident, your medical records, and even a statement from you. If H-E-B’s insurance company asks you to give a recorded statement, do not do it without an attorney present. Their insurance company is looking for you to say something that can be used as evidence to deny your claim.

What if I Was Injured in Another Type of Premises Liability Accident at H-E-B?

From employees slamming carts into patrons to poorly stocked shelves resulting on items falling on shoppers, there are many types of premises liability cases that can occur at any grocery store or major retailer. All premises liability claims are subject to the same sets of rules when it comes to determining liability. You should consult a qualified Houston premises liability lawyer if you were injured as a guest at H-E-B or another other store to determine what your legal options are.

When is H-E-B Responsible For My Injuries?

According to Texas law, landowners and property managers are obligated to routinely inspect their property in order to be aware of any hazards or defects. Additionally, they are required to warn customers of any possible hazards that have been brought to their attention to ensure their safety before an incident occurs. Failure to do so may result in a premises liability claim. In a premises liability claim, a person has to have been injured on someone else’s property, and the property owner has to be under a duty to prevent or reduce the risk of the injury from happening. However, if you are injured as a result of a premises defect on H-E-B’s property, that does not mean they are automatically responsible for your injuries. To make a recovery on a premises liability case, you must prove four things to show that the property owner owed you a duty to ensure your safety and failed. To win a premises liability case against H-E-B, you need to prove that 1) There was a duty owed by H-E-B, 2) H-E-B breached that duty, 3) There was proximate cause or negligence on H-E-B’s part that created the danger that caused your injuries, and; 4) There were damages as a result of the H-E-B’s negligence. If you have been injured as a result of H-E-B’s failed responsibility to ensure your safety, consult a knowledgeable H-E-B slip and fall lawyer to determine whether your case qualifies.



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