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If you were involved in a slip and fall accident in Arlington on someone’s property that was caused by dangerous or hazardous conditions, you may be entitled to compensation. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Arlington slip and fall injury lawyers can investigate your accident, gather evidence to support your claim, and fight to hold the negligent property owner financially responsible for your medical bills and other accident-related damages.

How Can An Arlington Slip and Fall Injury Attorney Help?

Every property owner in Arlington has a legal obligation to keep lawful visitors safe. This applies to private homeowners as well as those who oversee commercial land. However, the extent of this obligation depends on whether you had permission to enter the property and your motivation for doing so. Just because you slipped and fell on another party’s property does not immediately grant you the right to pursue compensation. You, as the injured claimant, must prove that the accident occurred due to another party’s negligence. To do this, not only do you need to prove that you were injured on another party’s property, but also that the owner did not take the proper steps to keep you safe.

Collecting evidence, negotiating with the insurance company, and itemizing the cost of your expenses may prove difficult on your own. That is why an Arlington slip and fall injury lawyer can fight for you. The team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can protect your legal rights while allowing you to focus on your physical and mental health.

In many situations, you may be able to collect fair compensation without needing to go to court. Call in the Strong Arm today at (888) 902-3357 to see how we can help you.

You Have the Right to Safety When Visiting Another Party’s Property

As a general rule, property owners must take precautions to protect people who enter their property. However, the lengths to which an owner must provide protection depends on a guest’s visitation status. As a result, the law separates guests into three categories.

They include:

Trespassers

Trespassers are people who enter one’s property without permission. Examples of trespassers can include thrill-seekers, burglars, or patrons who hide in a store after closing. Property owners have little obligation to keep these parties safe. However, they can still be held liable if they intentionally harm a trespasser or exhibit gross negligence.

Licensees

If you have permission to enter a property for your own benefit, you are a licensee in the eyes of the law. Here, the owner must warn you about unsafe conditions on their premises. These unsafe conditions could include caved-in floors, slippery surfaces, and unleashed animals. Examples of licensees could include people who enter a private home for a birthday party.

Invitees

Finally, invitees enjoy the highest level of protection under the law. These people enter an area for the benefit of the owner. Shoppers in a department store or patrons in a movie theater are considered invitees. Property owners must warn guests about known unsafe conditions. They must also regularly inspect the property for potential problems.

An Arlington slip and fall accident lawyer could analyze the facts of your case to determine your legal status at the time of the fall.

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Proving That a Property Owner Was Responsible for the Fall

Even if your visitation status grants you certain protections under the law, you still need to demonstrate that the property owner did not uphold their duty of care toward you. Yet, showing that the accident occurred on another party’s property is only one part of the financial recovery process. Along with various pieces of evidence, you will need to provide an account of what happened before, during, and after your fall.

Let’s look at the following hypothetical scenario to discuss issues of liability in your slip and fall accident case. For instance, suppose that a grocery store patron slipped and fell on a puddle of water. Here, the injured person is most likely an invitee, enjoying protections under the law.

Potential evidence that could be used to support this person’s case include:

  • A lack of warning signs around the spill
  • The spill remaining in place for an extended period of time
  • The store not regularly inspecting the store for potential hazards

Determining Liability in a Wrongful Death Case

If an individual, corporation, or other group caused an injury resulting in death through neglect or incompetence, they are liable. The liable party is responsible for the costs arising from the wrongful death. Our team can prove liability by establishing the following elements of negligence:

  • Duty of care: The liable party had a responsibility to keep your loved one out of harm’s way.
  • Breach of duty: They violated their duty of care by acting with negligence.
  • Causation: Their negligence was the cause of your loved one’s death.
  • Damages: Your family suffered damages as a result of the accident that fatally injured your loved one.

The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you gather evidence that shows how another party is responsible for your losses. A slip and fall injury attorney can also help if the other party tries to shift blame onto you.

What is Proportionate Responsibility?

Under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §33.001, Texas operates under proportionate responsibility laws. In an accident, both parties may be assigned some percentage of fault. If your portion of fault exceeds 50%, you would be unable to recover damages from the at-fault party.

An Arlington slip and fall injury lawyer can demonstrate that another party’s negligence was the cause of your injuries.

How Can I Strengthen My Slip and Fall Accident Claim?

To prove your case, you will need to provide evidence that shows how the accident affected your quality of life. You can first do this by providing the liable insurer with proof of your medical bills.

Other evidence that could support your case include:

  • The police report
  • Security camera footage, if available
  • Statements from your doctor
  • Statements from family members and eyewitnesses
  • Whether any other personal injury claims had been filed against the property owner
  • Your employment records
  • Billing statements, invoices, and receipts related to your damages

Your slip and fall injury lawyer may be able to use pieces of information not included here.

What is the Statute Of Limitations in Texas?

According to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003, the time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. If you lost a loved one in a slip and fall accident, then you typically have two years from the date of their passing to file a lawsuit. When you team up with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can manage the deadlines associated with your case’s success. We want to put your mind at ease while we work for you.

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An Arlington slip and fall injury lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can protect your legal rights. Our legal team can investigate your fall, identify your rights under the law, and hold the negligent parties responsible for your losses. Again, in many instances, this is possible without needing to go to court. Give us a call today at (888) 902-3357 to discuss your case.