At Feizy Law Office, we represent people who have been hurt due to another party’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. Most often, serious accidents are the result of negligence by one or more people. Some of the incidents that can give rise to a personal injury claim include slip and falls and motor vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, or motorcycles. People who successfully assert the right to compensation can potentially recover a broad range of damages, including lost income, medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. In most cases, insurers will not offer you the amount that you deserve unless you enlist an injury attorney to advocate for you. We assist Dallas residents and other individuals from throughout the region in asserting their right to compensation.Pursuing a Premises Liability Claim
Premises liability law in Texas can be complex, but generally a property owner's responsibility for an accident that is caused by a dangerous or defective condition depends on the victim's reason for being on the property and his or her relationship with the occupier or occupier.
There are three different categories of relationships: invitee, licensee, and trespasser. An invitee comes onto the premises with the owner or occupier's consent, for a purpose connected with the owner or occupier's business. Examples might include a store customer or restaurant patron. An owner or occupier owes the highest duty of care to invitees to make the premises reasonably safe. Licensees are people who come onto the property with owner permission, but for his or her benefit alone. The owner or occupier owes a duty not to injure the licensee by gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct. A trespasser comes onto someone else's property without legal authority or consent, and the only duty the property owner or occupier has towards a trespasser is to avoid hurting the trespasser by intentional or willful conduct.
In order to assert the right to compensation, you must prove that a dangerous or defective condition on the property presented an unreasonable risk of harm, that the landowner or occupier knew or reasonably should have known of the danger or defect, and that the landowner or occupier did not use the appropriate level of care to protect the visitor by fixing the condition or providing an adequate warning.Seeking Compensation after a Motor Vehicle Accident
People who are hurt in a motor vehicle accident as the result of someone else's negligence may recover damages if they are able to prove the defendant's duty, the defendant's breach of duty, actual and proximate causation, and damages. In general, the duty of any driver consists of acting as reasonably as the ordinary person would act in the same situation. A breach is any action that falls short of that standard, such as violating a traffic rule.
One of the elements that can be particularly complex is causation. It is essential for a victim to show that he or she would not have been hurt if the defendant had met the standard of reasonable care. It is important to retain an attorney soon after you are hurt, so that evidence does not decay or disappear.Consult an Injury Attorney in Fort Worth
After a serious accident, you may need to take time off work to recover or go to doctor's appointments. If you need to bring a motor vehicle collision or premises liability claim after an accident near Fort Worth, you should consult a lawyer who can negotiate with insurers and take your case to trial if the insurers do not offer the full compensation that you deserve. Nick Feizy, the principal of our firm, has been fighting on behalf of injury victims since 2000. Call Feizy Law Office at (214) 651-8686 or schedule a free consultation by using our online form. We are available to our clients 24/7, and we have represented accident victims throughout the Dallas region, including in Plano, Arlington, Garland, and Irving.