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Plano Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall cases may seem like a simple proposition: a person visits another’s property, gets hurt tripping over an unmarked hazard, and is accordingly owed compensation by the property’s owner. This might seem like an open and shut case, but in reality, slip and fall accidents are far more complicated. Consulting with a Plano slip and fall lawyer may mitigate some of those complications. A distinguished personal injury attorney can help you make the task of pursuing the appropriate defendants that much more straightforward.

Understanding Premises Injury Law

Slip and falls are known as premises liability lawsuits. Premises liability covers all types of accidents that result in personal injury to visitors of another’s property. One main area of concern under Texas law is why the injured person was on the land when the accident occurred. There are three categories that visitors to property can be placed into, each of which is afforded its own legal protections. This categorization significantly impacts a potential slip and fall lawsuit.

Trespassers

Trespassers are people who enter onto private property without any invitation of the owner. These people are afforded the least protection under premises liability laws. They can only successfully file suit if they are injured due to willful or grossly negligent acts by the landowner.

What are Licensees and Invitees?

Licensees are expressly invited onto the property for a non-business purpose; guests at a house party or worshippers at a church are prime examples. These people are protected from willful or grossly negligent acts, as well as any unsafe condition the landowner knows of but failed to warn them about.

People invited onto property for a business purpose—visitors to a grocery store, for example—are considered invitees. A landowner can be held responsible to a business invitee if the landowner either knew of the dangerous condition, or should have known of the condition and failed to either warn of the condition or corrected the condition.  This is a somewhat amorphous concept, though, and interpretations tend to vary on a case by case basis. To better understand the types of guests one may be considered liable for, individuals should speak with a Plano slip and fall lawyer who can help determine that.

Abiding by the Plano Statute of Limitations

No matter which status the injured person had at the time of the accident, their case is always controlled by the statute of limitations. This is a time limit on all civil cases under the law. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 16.003, any claim alleging personal injury must be filed in court no more than two years from the date of the accident. If this time limit passes and the case is not yet in court, the plaintiff may be unable to recover compensation. For this reason, time may be of the essence in a slip and fall case.

Slip and fall cases are more complicated than they first appear. Insurance companies are well-versed in the law and may take advantage of unrepresented plaintiffs, offering token sums to end cases quickly or even trying to convince injured people that they do not have a case at all. A Plano slip and fall lawyer could work with you to properly analyze your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies from a position of strength.

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Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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