Houston Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Ready to Win for You
If you or someone you love endured an injury from a slip and fall accident in Houston, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the responsible parties. The person or persons responsible for the hazardous condition that caused your fall should be held accountable. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you fight for the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and other injury-related costs.
Our Houston slip and fall accident lawyers will help you take on the responsible parties and their insurance companies to recover compensation for your damages and losses. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have decades of experience with slip-and-fall accidents and work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing upfront and no out-of-pocket expenses until we secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
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Determining Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
When you suffer from a slip and fall accident in Houston, there may be more than one party responsible for the injuries that result from it. We can investigate your case and determine precisely who was liable.
We have found in fighting slip and fall accident cases that even when our clients come to us unaware if someone else was liable for their injury, we almost always identify at least one party that bears responsibility.
A party can bear liability for a slip and fall accident for several reasons:
- They own or manage the property where the injury occurred and failed to address a hazardous condition
- They created dangerous conditions that led to injury
- They caused the injured party to fall and injure themselves
Our attorneys will work to get to the bottom of your accident and how it happened, and we will pursue those responsible for it. We will gather the evidence we need to hold them accountable, and we will work hard to get you fair compensation.
If an insurer tries to undervalue or deny your slip and fall claim, we can counter their findings and present evidence of another party’s liability.
The Property Owner
If your slip and fall accident occurred on someone else’s property, we can often hold the owner liable. Property owners in Texas are bound by premises liability laws (Chapter 75, Sec. 75.001) that lay out the circumstances under which they are liable for injuries that occur at their homes. We can also hold business owners liable for your injuries, depending on the location.
If you fell because of a hazardous condition at the property, we can gather evidence and show that the owner should have addressed it or, at the very least, warned you of it.
The Property Manager
Property managers in Texas have many of the same responsibilities as property owners. They must keep the properties they manage safe for visitors and free of hazardous conditions.
When dangers emerge on the property, the manager must address them immediately and take steps to protect people from them. We will show that the property manager failed in their duty to protect you based on the facts of your case.
The Person Who Created the Condition
In addition to the property owner or property manager who failed to address the dangerous condition that led to your slip and fall injuries, we can also take action against the party that caused it.
For instance, if you fell because of a loose handrail on a staircase, we may be able to hold the person who broke the handrail liable, especially if they failed to report what happened or failed to let anyone know about the situation.
The Person Who Caused Your Fall
If you fell because of someone else’s reckless or malicious behavior, we can hold that person financially liable for your injuries. For instance, if someone was acting belligerently and plowed into you, causing you to fall and hurt yourself, we can track that person down and hold them accountable for your injuries.
No matter who caused your slip and fall injury, our attorneys want to make sure that they, not you, pay the costs of your damages. Therefore, we are ready to get to work for you today.
Our Houston Lawyers Can Manage Complicated Slip and Fall Cases
Establishing liability in a slip and fall case is not always straightforward. For example, if you cannot prove that the property owner or manager knew about a hazardous condition on their premises, you must work to show that they should have known about it.
For example, a property owner may have known about a leak in the ceiling for months before your accident. While this leak may not be the thing that directly caused your fall, it may have contributed to it. In this scenario, the leak may have caused a puddle to form on the floor where you slipped and fell.
Even if the property owner was unaware of the recently formed puddle, you could argue that they should have addressed the leaky ceiling long ago. Had they fixed it, your accident would not have happened. A slip and fall lawyer from our firm can look into the property and gather evidence, such as recent inspections, to help prove the liability of the premises owner.
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We Can Help You Recover Fair Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injuries
Our slip and fall accident attorneys can pursue the compensation you deserve after an injury in Houston. Whether it is a property owner, property manager, or someone else who is liable for your injury, we will fight to get you fair compensation for both economic and non-economic damages for your injuries. You do not have to pay us anything until you get paid yourself.
Your slip and fall settlement or award may include compensation for the following and more:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and the future loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life or quality of life
- Emotional distress
We leave no stone unturned when calculating damages. We can consult with your doctors, medical experts, and other professionals to determine what you deserve. We can also gather evidence, such as wage statements, to make your case.
Wrongful Death Damages
Slip and fall accidents can lead to severe, even life-threatening injuries. For example, elderly adults are particularly prone to falls and the ill effects they can have on their health. If you lost a loved one after they slipped and fell, we could help you file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Your family could recoup the costs of:
- Your loved one’s funeral services
- Your loved one’s income
- The companionship your loved one provided
- Your loved one’s injury-related medical expenses
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for such a loss. Still, a settlement or verdict could help your family cope in your loved one’s absence. You deserve to honor their memory in peace. While you grieve, we can handle your case from start to finish.
The Statute of Limitations in Texas Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, including those filed over slip and fall accidents. If you allow the statute to expire, you can lose your right to recover compensation, no matter how strong your case may be. So do not let a negligent party get away with causing your injuries.
We will help ensure that does not happen. First, we can submit the necessary paperwork in a timely manner to help streamline the legal process. We will file a quick lawsuit to keep your case active if necessary. Finally, we can get to work immediately after completing your free consultation.
The sooner you act, the better you can protect your rights to compensation. Call today to learn more.
Get Treatment for the Injuries from Your Slip and Fall Accident
Regardless of how minor your injuries appear, you should see a doctor to get them treated. Treatment can help you recover and stave off permanent impairment. Some common fall-related injuries we see include:
- Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries like bruises, strains, and sprains
- Spinal cord injuries, back injuries, or neck injuries
These and other injuries can take a lot of time and effort to treat, and if you don’t follow treatment and recovery plans, you can make your injuries worse. You may not receive an accurate medical assessment if you are not following these orders, and you can risk getting the full value of your personal injury claim.
Medical documentation can help support your premises liability claim or lawsuit. Your doctor can assess your injuries and help link them to your accident and help predict what you will need for recovery. The sooner you start your treatment plan, the better.
Call a Houston Slip and Fall Accident Attorney to Discuss Your Case Today
Handling a slip and fall case on your own can be daunting, especially when dealing with injuries. You deserve to focus on your health right now. We will assume all the responsibilities for seeking fair compensation, regardless of whether the fall happened at a restaurant, at a swimming pool, in a store, on private property, or at another business or location. You will not have to stress over deadlines, paperwork, and insurance companies.
The slip and fall accident lawyers in Houston at Loncar Lyon Jenkins want to start working on your case today. We can help you pursue financial recovery for your damages and losses. We do not get paid until you do. For a free consultation, call us today or fill out our online contact form.