All property owners, whether they manage public or private property, have an obligation to keep visitors safe. If you or a loved one slipped and fell in El Paso, a lawyer from our team can pursue compensation for your losses. Financial recovery could account for your medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Since 1988, our firm has managed slip and fall accident cases – as well as other personal injury practice areas. Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ is Texas’s legal “Strong Arm.” We don’t back down from a good fight, and we’ll do everything possible to get what you deserve. We encourage you to start your free case review today.
You Can Afford Our Law Firm Serving El Paso
Loncar Lyon Jenkins doesn’t require:
- Hourly rates
- Upfront costs
- Anything out-of-pocket
Why? Because we work on a contingency-fee basis. Getting paid for our work is contingent on winning your case. If all goes well and we win your case, we’ll take a portion of your settlement as payment for our help. If not, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving El Paso, call us today.
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What does Our Team Need to Prove?
To recoup compensation, we must prove:
- The property owner knew of a danger on their premises but didn’t seal off the area, warn guests, or remove the hazard.
- The property owner should have known about a hazard but allowed it to exist.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 75.002 notes that as long as you were not trespassing at the time of your accident, you could hold another party liable for your injuries. Whether you were hurt at a friend’s house, the store, or on government-owned property, we can help.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries in El Paso
When you have been involved in an El Paso slip and fall accident, there are many types of injuries you could endure. However, it is important to know that your injuries do not need to be life-threatening or catastrophic to warrant legal action. Your injuries do need to have had a significant impact in your life in some way. This might be financial, emotional, or physical.
If you have concerns your injuries may not be “severe enough” to warrant legal action, your best option may be to reach out to an attorney to discuss your injuries in greater detail. With that in mind, there are some types of injuries seen and slip and fall accidents more frequently than others. Some of these include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Third-degree burns
- Abrasions and contusions
- Internal bleeding
- Organ failure
- Compound fractures
- Broken bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
These are only a few of the more common types of injuries you might experience in a slip and fall accident in El Paso. If you have suffered another type of injury that was not listed above, you may still be entitled to financial compensation. You can find out how much your claim is worth and what’s next for your insurance or civil claims when you contact an El Paso slip and fall attorney for help.
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We Can Establish the Cause of Your Slip and Fall Accident
By regularly monitoring their premises, conducting inspections, and being mindful, property owners should address:
- Broken handrails
- Debris in walkways
- Holes in walkways
- Slippery floors
- Cracked or broken tiles
- Unsecured carpeting
- Exposed wiring and cords
Give us a call even if you don’t see the cause of your accident listed above.
How Long do You Have to File a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit in El Paso?
- You have two years to file your injury lawsuit. Time starts counting down from the date of your accident or when you discovered your injuries.
- You have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The deadline begins from the date of your loved one’s passing.
We can file your lawsuit on time. We know most cases don’t go to court. But when the stakes are high, you don’t want to limit your options.
Contact our El Paso Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys today
Recoverable Damages We Can Pursue
Following a slip and fall in El Paso, you may be left with several damages. Loncar Lyon Jenkins will investigate your claim and evaluate all of your expenses. Some of your recoverable damages from a slip and fall accident may include, but are not limited to:
- Medical costs, both current and anticipated
- Lost wages, including any job-related benefits you missed out on
- Loss of future earning ability if your injuries affected your ability to work
- Physical therapy, mental health counseling, and rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Physical or cognitive disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Impaired quality of life
- Emotional anguish
- Funeral expenses if you lost a loved one
Our team will seek the full value of your accident-related losses. We encourage you to keep track of your injury-related expenses. That way, we can assign an accurate value to your damages.
We Have Successfully Won Compensation for Slip and Fall Claimants
We spring into action the minute claimants come to us with their slip and fall cases. Take a look at one particular case we handled:
“I fell… two years ago. [The property owner] said they were not responsible for the accident…So basically, I had given up on it. Then, out of the blue, Chad with Loncar called me and told me I was getting a check for $10,114. I was shocked. I know that he had to work a good while to get this amount for me… Thank you, Chad. You are the best.” – Marverine F.
We serve at our eight locations across Texas. We are ready to bring our passion and drive to your slip and fall case in El Paso.
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Steps to Take After Your Accident
Your case started the moment you fell. Anything you do or say could have a direct impact on your case’s outcome. While there’s no going back in time and reliving the past, here are some considerations moving forward:
Visit a Healthcare Provider
Seek medical attention if you have not done so already. Your injury case must prove that you suffered injuries. Using your doctor’s testimony and lab test results, you can establish the nature of your condition.
Keep a Journal
Your account of events is the most important part of your case. In the aftermath of your fall, keep a journal detailing your recovery period, mental health, and doctor’s appointments. If possible, ask your loved ones to write statements about your accident and injuries. Your lawyer can use this information to verify certain details of your case.
Don’t Talk to the Insurer
Insurance adjusters are experts at taking advantage of injured people. Your lawyer in El Paso can give the adjuster the details of your slip and fall accident. They can also negotiate a settlement, provide evidence, and demonstrate the cost of your losses.
Consider Partnering with Our Firm
You should consider your legal recourse options. We can prove fault and liability with evidence against the at-fault party. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can demonstrate that you were legally allowed to be on the premises by using the police report, eyewitness statements, and supporting documentation.
What to Expect from the Defense
When you file a claim against the property owner or other liable party, you can expect them to take steps to avoid liability. If they can successfully defend their case, they may be able to avoid having to compensate you for every way your life has been affected by your injuries.
There are two primary concerns you might face in a slip and fall accident claim from the defense. These include property owner liability exclusions and Texas shared fault laws. Here’s more:
Property Owner Liability Exclusions
Property owners may owe a duty of care to invited guests and patrons. They do not owe a duty of care to just anyone. This means someone who is trespassing on their property may not be entitled to compensation, or may have a more difficult time securing maximum compensation from the property owner.
Property owners also can avoid liability when hazardous conditions can be deemed open and obvious. This means if any other reasonable person would have considered the hazardous conditions out in the open and obvious, injury victims may be partially at fault for their injuries.
How Shared Fault Works in El Paso Slip and Fall Accident Claims
You can expect the defense to argue that you are partially responsible for causing your slip and fall accident injuries. Texas follows a proportionate responsibility system, also called modified comparative negligence.
Here, you can share up to 50% of the liability for the accident and recover compensation for the portion of the accident that is not your fault. Expect your injury settlement to be reduced accordingly.
Seek Justice for Your Slip and Fall Accident with Loncar Lyon Jenkins
If you or a loved one suffered injuries after an accident in El Paso, TX, call our team. The Strong Arm can pursue compensation for your losses and serve as your advocate. Your time to act may be limited, so call us today or fill out our contact form.