Logo-Loncar-Lyon-Jenkins

Call for a FREE Consultation Today

Free Evaluation

Top Rated Lawyers

Our highly experienced lawyers will contact you for a Free Legal Consultation.

Irving Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Irving, TX, due to hazardous or dangerous conditions, you may be entitled to compensation. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Irving slip and fall accident lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you’re owed and hold the property owner responsible for their negligence.

How Can An Irving Slip and Fall Attorney Help?

All landowners have a duty to protect invited guests on their land. However, the extent of this duty depends on the guests’ reasons for being there. Still, suffering a slip and fall may entitle you to compensation for your losses. This can include payments for the costs of all necessary medical care, reimbursement for lost wages, and compensation for your lost quality of life.

An Irving slip and fall accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue these payments. The legal professionals at Loncar Lyon Jenkins help people throughout the Irving and Dallas areas to protect their legal rights after they suffer injuries.

We are prepared to provide a free consultation during which we will listen to your side of the story and decide if your case has merit.

Damages for a Slip and Fall Accident

Slips and falls can be serious. Even a short trip to the ground can result in injuries that require extensive medical attention and can threaten a person’s ability to earn a living.

A landowner that is responsible for an event that ends in an injury is liable under the law to provide appropriate compensation. However, it is only when an injured person is able to prove the extent of their losses that this compensation is possible. 

Some recoverable damages in your case could include:

Medical Bills

All parties that are responsible for personal injuries that arise out of accidents must provide reimbursement for the costs of all necessary medical care. Slips and falls are no exception to this rule. 

These costs may include:

  • Emergency room treatment
  • The ambulance ride
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Medications
  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy

An attorney could gather the medical bills and records necessary to connect physical injuries to a slip and fall.

Lost Income

Whenever another party is responsible for an incident that results in you missing work, you can seek compensation for lost income. Hiring a lawyer could let our office contact your work directly to obtain timesheets that indicate missed shifts.

Lost Quality of Life

Slips and falls can impact more than just a person’s physical health. Their emotional well-being may also suffer. If you find that you are having nightmares, flashbacks, or other mental health concerns connected to the incident, you can seek out payments for this lost quality of life.

Irving Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Houston Car Accident Lawyer

Testimonials

Hear From Our Clients

Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

Leah Hicks
Leah Hicks
Read More
If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
Taam Dodd
Taam Dodd
Read More
The guidance and patience exhibited by Attorney LaRue and his team were paramount in the successful navigation of this event for my family and I. In a perfect world I won't have to ring his phone anytime soon, but should the Truck of Life dump on me again, I wouldn't hesitate to dial them up.
Ryan Sargent
Ryan Sargent
Read More
My attorney David was realistic, thoughtful and genuine as well. Overall I was grateful for their help navigating a stressful experience. I would absolutely recommend this law office if you have any personal injury concerns. I was taken care of and spoken to with respect each step of the way. I’m so grateful for everyone that helped me
Leah Hicks
Leah Hicks
Read More
If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
Previous
Next

What is the Statute Of Limitations in Texas?

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003 is the state’s statute of limitations. This law says that you will have no more than two years from the date of the fall to demand compensation through a lawsuit. An attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help to meet this crucial deadline.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?

A general rule under state law says that landowners have a duty to protect visitors on their land. Demonstrating this concept is essential to being able to collect fair payments for your losses.

State law separates visitors into one of two categories. Each of these categories comes with its own protection under the law. These categories are:

Licensees

Licensees enter land for their own benefits. The landowner gives them permission, usually for a social gathering. Barbecues or birthday parties are clear examples. Here, the landowner must regularly inspect their land for defects.

Invitees

Invitees enter land for a business purpose or for the benefit of the property owner. Commercial properties, such as shopping malls or stores, fall under this category. 

Landowners inviting invitees onto their land must inspect the land for defects as well as warn guests of any known unsafe conditions. A slip and fall accident lawyer with our firm can provide more information about your rights as a guest on another’s land.

What is Comparative Negligence?

One common argument that landowners and their insurance companies may try to make is that you were partially to blame for the incident. They could argue that you were wearing improper footwear, were running on their land, or that you ignored a warning sign.

These arguments are effective because of the state law called modified comparative negligence. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001, landowners can argue that your own negligence caused your injuries–not theirs.

Your award will be reduced depending on your role in the accident. If this percentage rises to 50 or more, you will not be able to receive compensation.

We can help establish the property owner’s liability to secure damages.

Injuries Resulting from a Slip and Fall Accident

A slip and fall accident can cause minor to life-changing injuries. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our legal team has handled many accident claims that have involved the following types of injuries:

  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal organ damage
  • Dental and facial injuries
  • Internal bleeding

Accident victims must seek medical treatment as soon as possible following a slip and fall since many injuries will not present signs or symptoms for several hours or days following the accident. Additionally, seeking medical treatment immediately after the accident will tie your injuries to the incident, preventing the insurance company from claiming you were injured at some point after the slip and fall accident.

What Are Common Causes Of Slip and Fall Accidents?

A slip and fall accident can occur on public or private property. In many cases, this type of accident occurs due to:

  • Poor lighting
  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Missing or broken stairs
  • Missing or broken handrails
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Loose carpeting

Free Evaluation

Top Rated
Lawyers

Our highly experienced lawyers will contact you for a Free Legal Consultation.

Contact Us Today!

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Irving that was caused by a negligent property owner or manager, a slip and fall lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you recover fair compensation for your medical bills and other losses. To learn more, contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation.