If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, the immediate and long-term aftermath could affect you and your entire family. When a serious slip and fall accident leaves you injured, it can mean you are unable to take care of your own daily needs or work to support yourself and your family.
A Dallas slip and fall injury lawyer can support your claim for compensation and help you build a successful case against the responsible party. You could be entitled to have the responsible party pay your medical expenses, pay any wages if you cannot return to work after an accident, and pay for any additional losses. Our Dallas personal injury lawyers are ready to help you identify the at-fault party, assign financial liability, and pursue the total compensation you are entitled to.
Let Our Dallas Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers Assist You With Your Case
Were you injured in a slip and fall accident, or was a family member injured or killed in that accident? If so, an injury lawyer on our team can help you file a claim to pursue the costs of medical care and related expenses. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we help victims of personal injuries and families who have lost someone they love because of accidents caused by negligence.
A slip and fall accident lawyer can help you:
- Build a claim: This includes gathering evidence and interviewing eyewitnesses.
- Identify the at-fault party: Identifying who is liable for your injuries and losses can be tricky, as there may be a few individuals or parties who could be responsible for your losses.
- Evaluate your compensation claim: Identifying and calculating all of your losses is crucial, as it allows us to seek the best possible award or settlement offer.
- Negotiate for an optimal financial settlement: Insurers do not always want to cooperate and give you an offer that meets all of your needs. We know how to protect your best interests in this process, making sure all your losses are accounted for.
You have enough to deal with, so don’t leave the outcome of your case to chance. Let the lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins handle your case today.
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Recoverable Slip and Fall Injury-Related Expenses in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
In a Dallas slip and fall accident, you will be left with various medical expenses. Your medical expenses will start when you are transported to the hospital or seek medical treatment and continue to accumulate until you have fully recovered. We work hard to ensure your medical expenses are covered by any settlement amount you receive. Your financial settlement can also cover injury-related expenses such as:
- Current lost income
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Household assistance
- Accommodations and bills related to physical disabilities
After your slip and fall injuries have been treated, you can then review your total financial loss with the slip and fall lawyer representing your claim. Doing so can help in your attempt to receive a settlement amount that covers the accident expenses. Your attorney can also help you value your case. This could take evidence such as:
- Documents including relevant medical records, bills, and receipts
- Medical expert and economist testimony
- Information about your limitations, prognosis, and missed activities
We put an appropriate value settlement range on each case we handle before filing the claim. This helps our clients understand when an offer is fair and what they can expect to recover through their insurance claim or civil trial. This is especially important when it comes to future costs and intangible losses. You may find these damages are difficult to value without the experience and knowledge of an attorney.
You Can Pursue Damages from Common Slip and Fall Injuries
With our experience helping injury victims, we’ve seen just how much a slip and fall accident can affect someone’s life. These injuries are no joke, and they can cost you thousands of dollars in bills and lost income, not to mention the emotional stress you are going through. Some of the common injuries we see from these cases include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones, including hip fractures and broken arms
- Spinal cord injuries and other back injuries
While any falling accident can lead to significant injuries, they differ somewhat depending on the type of fall suffered. For example, head injuries are more common when someone slips and falls backward and may hit their head on the ground or another object. Broken arms are more likely in trips, which tend to be forward falls. Falls from an elevated height are often the most serious and life-altering injuries.
If you or a family member have suffered one or more of these injuries in a slip and fall accident in Dallas, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the property owner where the fall occurred. Our legal team can show you the steps needed to pursue compensation from the at-fault property owner for your medical bills and other injury-related expenses.
Determining Liability for Your Slip and Fall Accident in Dallas
Knowing the total amount of the financial recovery you may be entitled to is only one step in your claim. Along with your lawyer, you must identify the proper party to pursue for compensation. Property owners, occupiers, lessees, and others have a duty to keep their buildings and other property free from unreasonable fall hazards. They should also put up warning signs or some other indicator that there are hazards around.
Although an incomplete list, we see a lot of slips, trips, and falls from:
- Slippery floors, like those caused by pipe leaks or tracked in rainwater
- Items dropped or left in the walkway,
- Unstable flooring or unsecured rugs/carpet
- Loose or missing railings
- Floors that were not cleaned or waxed properly
- Uneven pavement in front of a building
- A balcony or porch collapse that causes a fall from a significant height
- Poor lighting in a stairwell or inadequate lighting on a sidewalk
If you fall on a neighbor’s sidewalk or stairs that have not been shoveled, you know right away who to pursue for compensation. Proving that the neighbor is liable, however, is challenging for many accident victims.
If you fall in a commercial setting like a retail store, office building, or pay-per-use parking lot or structure, the at-fault party might not be as easy to identify. Additionally, pursuing damages from these entities can be even harder without experience dealing with premises liability cases.
Collecting Evidence for Your Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit
Our legal team can help you identify the right person or company to hold financially accountable for your slip and fall accident and its related expenses. We will:
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Look for security cameras
- Catalog your injuries
- Take pictures of the slip and fall scene
When you are ready to pursue financial compensation, we are prepared to help. Do not hesitate to call to speak with a member of our legal team to get started building your claim for compensation today. There are strict time limits that generally apply if you suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence in Dallas or elsewhere in Texas. Missing a deadline could jeopardize your right to fair compensation.
We are a contingency fee legal firm. Our attorneys work on cases without charging our clients an upfront fee, retainer, or hourly rate. Instead, we charge only after we win a settlement or payout in the case. If our client does not recover money, we do not collect any attorney’s fees.
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Slip and Fall Accidents Occur Too Frequently
A fall can happen in two distinct ways. First, you can fall from the same level you are standing, like slipping or tripping on a wet floor, an icy sidewalk, or a pile of debris. You could also fall from a height, such as falling off a ladder or down a flight of stairs.
Related to falls, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show:
- 20 percent of falls lead to a serious physical injury
- 3,000,000 senior citizens receive emergency room treatment after a fall
- 800,000 people are hospitalized every year and typically suffer head injuries and hip fractures due to accidental falls
These falls lead to serious injuries that can require specialized medical care for fall victims to experience the fullest possible recovery. While we usually think of senior citizens falling and suffering serious injuries, anyone can require surgery, hospitalization, and ongoing treatment and support after a fall accident.
Some people with back injuries, severe fractures, or traumatic brain injuries may need inpatient rehabilitation or extensive therapies to regain physical abilities, range of motion, occupational abilities, and more.
Contact our Dallas Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys to Learn More
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Dallas, you might be able to hold the at-fault party responsible for the financial impact of your personal injuries. In addition, you might be able to receive a monetary payout for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other accident-related expenses.
A slip and fall accident lawyer in Dallas can help you build a case for financial recovery. If you and your family are ready to pursue financial compensation and start getting your life back on track, call in the Strong Arm by calling Loncar Lyon Jenkins.