Wichita Falls Slip and Fall Lawyers

Wichita Falls, Texas is full of excitement and energy. It’s a great place to live, work and play! However, even if the greatest of towns, lives can change in the blink of an eye.

What would happen if you were shopping downtown and you tripped over an uneven floorboard and fell? Hopefully, you’d be able to stand right back up again and move on. But what if you are not so lucky? What if you hit your head on your way down and sustained a brain injury? What if you slipped a disc and ended up with chronic, life-long back pain?

If you are injured on someone else’s property as a result of an issue on or with their property, then you are possibly owed some compensation for your injuries. Many people blame themselves for accidents, especially slip and fall accidents. This is partly due to embarrassment, and partly because Wichita Falls, Texas people are kind. We think, “Gosh, I’m such a klutz!” In reality, there are legal duties owed to the visitors of property – even if the visitor is on the property illegally!
There are different levels of legal duties owed to visitors depending on each visitor’s legal status. In Texas, you always have one of three legal statuses when you are on someone else’s property. Those legal statuses are:

● Invitee: You are an invitee if the owner or manager for the benefit of both you and he who invited you implicitly or explicitly invited you onto the property of another. An example of an implied invitation is an open store. When you patronize a business, both you and the business owner benefit. Examples of invitees can include:
○ Patrons in a store
○ Patients in a doctor’s office
○ Employees of a business during working hours
● Licensee: You are a licensee if you are legally on the property of someone else just for your own pleasure or benefit. Examples include:
○ Visitors in a private home
○ Employees on business property when they are not working
● Trespasser: When you are a trespasser, you are on someone else’s property for your own benefit without the permission of the owner or manager. This is a crime.
The level of legal duty the proprietor of the property owes you varies based on your legal status.

● Legal duty to an invitee:
● Affirmatively inspect for dangerous conditions; and
● Correct any dangerous conditions found or make sure to warn visitors of any dangers
● Do not injure visitors willfully, wantonly or with gross negligence
● Legal duty to a licensee:
● Correct any dangerous conditions found or make sure to warn visitors of any dangers
● Do not injure visitors willfully, wantonly or with gross negligence
● Legal duty to a trespasser:
● Do not injure visitors willfully, wantonly or with gross negligence
What do I do if I’ve slipped and fallen?

Make sure to seek medical attention. Then, contact your Loncar Associates Wichita Falls, Texas personal injury lawyer immediately so we can get you on the road to getting the compensation you deserve. Call or email today for a free consultation.