Slip and Fall Lawyers in Edinburg, TX
Texas property owners are legally responsible to keep their visitors safe from hazards that could hurt them.
When they fail to do so, their negligence can cause serious injuries that burden people with unexpected medical bills, leave them unable to work, and cause them pain and stress.
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, contact The Ricky Rod Law Group. We are an experienced firm that cares for the people we serve.
When you seek our help, we will listen to your story, examine all the facts of the case, and take aggressive action to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Who Can File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
Whether a person has the right to pursue an injury claim depends on what type of visitor they were.
Below are the three categories of visitors under Texas law:
- Invitees are individuals who have been invited to visit a property. Shoppers at a grocery store, patrons at a restaurant, or concertgoers at a music venue are some common examples of invitees. Property owners have the responsibility to take precautions to keep these visitors safe from hazards. Should they fail to uphold this standard of care, an invitee has legal grounds to seek a lawsuit.
- Licensees are people who perform services for a property owner such as mail carriers and contract workers, or they can be invited guests like friends or family. Licensees are only able to pursue a slip-and-fall suit if a property owner had knowledge of a hazard but neglected to do anything about it.
- Trespassers are those who visit a property without permission. They have no right to pursue a lawsuit if they hurt themselves on someone’s property.
What to Do if You Have Been Injured Because of Another’s Negligence
Our Edinburg slip-and-fall attorneys will do all that they can to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Before we ever take your case, however, there are several things you should do to help the success of your lawsuit.
Below are five steps to take after your injury:
- Seek immediate medical attention. Doing so will provide you with official documentation of your injuries and their severity, which you can use as evidence.
- Request to file an official report with the store owner or whoever oversees the property. This will give you another form of official documentation that could support your case.
- If you are able, take pictures and videos of the hazard that caused your fall. Have a trusted friend or family member do it for you if you cannot.
- Take pictures or videos of your injuries immediately after the fall and as your condition changes. When we advocate for you in court, we can use your documentation to show how your injury affected your day-to-day life and what you need as a result.
- Get the information of witnesses. Their perspectives could be vital for our arguments.
The Statute of Limitations for Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits in Texas
The statute of limitations for slip-and-fall cases in Texas is two years. Although this might seem like a long time, it is important to begin the process of filing a lawsuit as soon as possible. Doing this can ensure you have time to build a case. It also helps you get the compensation you need sooner rather than later.
For most slip-and-fall accidents, we will pursue a premise liability action by arguing that the conditions of a property caused your fall. We will argue three crucial points to make your case. First, we will prove the defendant knew there was a hazard on their property. Next, we will demonstrate how the hazard posed the risk of harm. We will then argue that the defendant did not take measures to address the hazard, and as a result, you were injured.
Our aim in slip-and-fall cases is to hold the defendant accountable and secure the damages you deserve. We will work hard to see that you get your past, current, and future medical expenses covered. We will also try to help you recover lost wages and receive compensation for non-economic effects such as pain or a loss in quality of life.