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November 29, 2022


Dallas Premises Liability Lawyer

When someone isn’t careful to make their property safe, you might be the one who suffers for it. Don’t suffer alone—get help with your recovery by contacting an attorney for your Dallas injury claim.

When you’re on someone else’s property, you expect them to take measures to protect your safety. Whether you’re visiting an apartment complex, or whether you’re just walking around a store, you shouldn’t have to worry about your safety. Unfortunately, you may have suffered a serious injury because someone else was careless with your safety.

Fortunately, you may be eligible for compensation, but you’ll need to fight back with the help of your Dallas premises liability lawyer. Our attorneys at Crain Brogdon, LLP. can help you fight back for compensation when someone else leaves you suffering.

Who’s Liable?

When you’re injured in a premises liability accident in Dallas, you’ll first need to find the person responsible for your suffering. When you file an injury claim, you’ll need to name the person you believe is responsible for your injuries, since they’ll be the ones responsible for providing your compensation. So who’s responsible if you were injured by property hazards?

Typically, the property owner is responsible for injuries that happen on their property, even if they weren’t present during the accident.

For example, if you slipped and fell on a wet floor in a grocery store, hitting your head, it might seem that an employee caused the accident by not cleaning up or at least marking the spot. However, the owner is responsible for accidents on their property, so they’ll be the financially liable party.

However, keep in mind that they may not be liable if they warned you of the danger. For example, if there was a sign warning visitors to avoid some unfinished electrical wiring and you were burned, you may not be able to claim they were negligent. You may need to contact your Dallas attorney about responsibility for the claim.  

Compensation for Your Injuries

You’ll also need to ensure that your claim includes all the damages you’re seeking and how much they’re worth. While getting justice can give you peace of mind, you’ll also need that financial compensation to overcome your suffering and recover.

This should include both your economic and non-economic damages. These damages, called compensatory damages, should cover the losses you’ve suffered, financial or otherwise. Unfortunately, finding your intangible damages like emotional trauma can be more difficult to estimate. You may need an accident lawyer’s resources and experience to successfully calculate these claims.

If you’re injured in a slip-and-fall accident or other accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to some or all the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mental anguish

Texas Laws Affecting Your Claim

While you might have already found the full worth of your claim and who’s responsible for those expenses, you may still need help with your claim in Dallas. Texas laws will affect the amount you receive and whether you receive any compensation at all. As such, you may need to fight back if your compensation is threatened.

First, you’ll need to make sure you’re acting in time. As a Texas resident, you’ll need to file your claim within two years, with few exceptions. If you don’t act in time, you may be barred from your recovery. That leaves you without the compensation you need to recover.

Even if you act in time, though, your compensation isn’t necessarily safe. Texas also has modified comparative negligence laws, which means that your compensation can be reduced by the amount of fault you’re found responsible for.

For example, you might have been texting when you slipped and fell. Because you weren’t paying attention, you might be found 10 percent at fault for your accident (for example). That means you’ll only receive 90 percent of the total compensation you deserve for your accident. Knowing this, you’ll need to protect your premises liability claim to get the full amount you deserve.  

Contact a Premises Liability Attorney in Dallas

When you’re welcomed onto someone else’s premises, you shouldn’t have to worry about being endangered while you’re there. Unfortunately, they may have already put you in danger, but you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence.

Fortunately, that’s where the liability lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP. come in. We’ll help you, starting with a free consultation, to work to get the full compensation you deserve. When you have questions about your Dallas premises liability claim, or if you’re simply overwhelmed, we can help you seek out the compensation you deserve.

When you’re ready to get started, reach out for help from a Dallas premises liability lawyer. We can be found by calling