Slip and Fall Accident Attorney In Beaumont, TX

Beaumont Slip and Fall Lawyers

Beaumont, Texas is an exciting town with a population of nearly 120,000 people. It is home to Lamar University – a large university with over 15,000 students. As a result, Beaumont has many thriving businesses, restaurants and hotels. It is a wonderful place to live. What happens, though, if you are shopping at the Parkdale Mall or Target, or enjoying a nice show at the Jefferson or Julie Rogers Theater, or are enjoying a night out on Crockett Street, when you slip and fall? With any luck, you’ll pick yourself back up and you won’t be hurt. What if you are not so lucky?

If you are on another person’s property and are injured due to a problem with said property, then there is a good chance that they owe you compensation. A lot of people blame themselves for their injuries thinking something like “I should watch where I am going!” or “I’m such a klutz!” In reality, property owners owe a legal duty to anyone who is on their property – even if they are trespassing!

The level of legal duty a property proprietor or owner owes to each person depends on that visitor’s legal status. In Texas, whenever you are on someone else’s property you have one of the three following legal statuses:

● Invitee: You are an invitee if you were invited onto the property for the benefit of both you and the owner or manager of the property. This invitation can be explicit or implicit. An example of an implied invitation is a store with an “open” sign. When you shop at the store that benefits you and the owner. 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 go onto the property of someone else just for your own benefit. Examples include:
○ Visitors in a private home
○ Employees on business property when they are not working
● Trespasser: When you are a trespasser, it is because you are on someone else’s property without permission. This is a crime.

The legal duty the property owner or manager has to you varies based on your legal status. The legal duties are as follows:
● Legal duty to an invitee:
○ Make an effort to and actually inspect for dangerous conditions; and
○ Correct any dangerous conditions found or make sure to warn visitors of the dangerous conditions
○ 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 the dangerous conditions
○ 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 you have slipped and fallen or been otherwise injured on the property of another in Beaumont, Texas, you should contact a lawyer immediately. We here at Loncar Associates are eager to make sure that you are fully compensated for your injuries. Contact one of our skilled Beaumont, Texas slip and fall lawyers today for a free consultation.