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El Paso Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

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, TX, due to hazardous or dangerous conditions,  a slip and fall injury lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you pursue compensation for your losses. Financial recovery could account for your medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses.

How Does An El Paso Slip and Fall Injury Attorney Prove Liability?

To recoup compensation, a slip and fall injury lawyer on our legal team must prove:

  • The property owner or property manager 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.

What Are 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:

  • Lesiones cerebrales traumáticas
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Amputation
  • Head injuries
  • Lesiones cervicales
  • Conmoción cerebral
  • Broken bones
  • Third-degree burns
  • Abrasions and contusions
  • Hemorragia interna
  • Organ failure
  • Bruises
  • Paralysis
  • Compound fractures
  • 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. 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.

El Paso Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

El Paso Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

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What Are Common Causes Of Slip and Fall Accidents?

Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Broken handrails
  • Spills
  • Debris in walkways
  • Holes in walkways
  • Slippery floors
  • Cracked or broken tiles
  • Unsecured carpeting
  • Exposed wiring and cords
  • Uneven sidewalk 

What is the Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Accidents in Texas?

Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003:

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.

Recoverable Damages We Can Pursue

Following a slip and fall accident, you may be left with several damages. A slip and fall injury attorney at 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 income, 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
  • Dolor y sufrimiento
  • Physical or cognitive disability
  • Cicatrices y desfiguración
  • 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.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company

When an attorney on our legal team takes on your premises liability claim, they will handle all interactions with the insurance company, including settlement negotiations. They will take the insurance company head on and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. If you suffered life-changing injuries, they can consult with experts to determine the future cost of medical treatment to ensure you can continue to receive vital medical care now and in the future. If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.

What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?

The team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins understands Texas law as it pertains to the statute of limitations in your case. Given enough notice, we will file your lawsuit in a timely manner.

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 generally allows two years to pursue a civil lawsuit. While this may sound like plenty of time, investigating a case and negotiating with insurers takes time. If you miss this opportunity to file, you may be barred from pursuing possible compensation.

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.

How Can a Slip and Fall Injury Attorney Help?

When you file a premises liability 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 Does Shared Fault Work in 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.

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If you or a loved one suffered injuries after an accident in El Paso, TX, contact a slip and fall injury lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today. Our legal team can help you pursue compensation for your losses and serve as your advocate. Your time to act may be limited, so call us today to schedule a free consultation.