Slip and Fall Attorneys
We have all been in that situation where you trip, and you just keep walking like no one noticed. But sometimes, it is not that easy. If you fall and are injured at the grocery store, shopping center, or anywhere that is not your home or place of work, you may have a slip and fall claim.
When determining the landowner’s liability for a slip and fall case, you must first determine the status of the person that fell. They can be one of three classifications:
- Invitee: An “invitee” is a person who enters the property for the benefit of the landowner, commonly for business purposes. For example, a customer who enters a clothing boutique is an invitee. In this situation, the landowner owes a duty to the invitee to warn or remedy any danger the landowner knew or should have known about.
- Licensee: A “licensee” is a person who is allowed on the property, but enters the property for his or her own benefit. An example of this is allowing your neighbor to come and grab your gardening tools whenever they need them. A landowner only owes a duty to a licensee to warn of any dangers that the landowner has knowledge of.
- Trespasser: A “trespasser” is a person who does not have permission or a right to enter the landowner’s property. A landowner only owes a duty to not intentionally harm the trespasser.
When you slip and fall on property open to the public, they anticipate accidents will happen, and they are ready to act. This makes it crucial that you not only hire an attorney, but you hire one quickly. Many of these businesses have risk management teams that are ready to cover up any accidents that might occur, and it takes an experienced attorney to investigate the scene right away, before you are tricked into signing any authorizations or talking to an insurance adjuster. If you have suffered from a slip and fall, call The Buckley Law Group.
Dog Bite Attorneys
For dog lovers, it is hard to imagine getting bit by a dog. But not all dogs are the obedient, doting animals that we imagine. Many people are responsible dog owners. They train and socialize their dogs and raise them in a loving home. However, there are some dog owners that never take the time to train and socialize their pet. In fact, some people only train them to fight.
When you’ve been attacked or bitten by a dog, you need an attorney who has experience investigating and proving the owner’s negligence. Texas follows the “One Bite” rule that allows a dog to bite someone and not hold the owner liable, unless the owner had knowledge of the dog’s dangerous propensity. It can be difficult to prove this, but at The Buckley Law Group, we understand the steps it takes to ensure that you receive compensation for injuries you may face over a lifetime. Damages you may potentially claim include:
- Medical expenses, including any necessary reconstructive surgery and psychotherapy
- Loss of income and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If you have been bitten by a dog, call The Buckley Law Group today for your free consultation.