Premises Liability

Cervical Disc Injury Accident in Arlington, TX Settles for $60,000

$60,000 gross recovery for cervical disc injury trip and fall accident at apartment complex in Arlington, TX. Outstanding settlement for premises liability claim involving disputed liability and small disc protrusion.
A woman was injured when she tripped and fell at an apartment complex in Arlington, TX and hired Mullen & Mullen Law Firm to represent her. She fell as she was walking down steps that led from the parking lot to a lower level of the premises. Although the steps in question had a handrail, the area in question had almost no illumination whatsoever. Apartment guests were essentially forced to navigate the steps in total darkness. Our client fell when she was unable to complete a step, and she sustained contusions on her right shoulder and both knees, as well as small cervical disc injury.

Remember: To win a premises liability you have to establish that the premises had a dangerous condition […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Categories: Premises Liability||0 Comments

Do Posted Signs Prevent You From Suing for Injury?

A store or property owner posts a sign. You get hurt. Can you still recover compensation from them? Find out in this post.
You see a sign at the store: “Slippery When Wet.”

Your neighbor has a big “Beware Of Dog” sign that you couldn’t possibly miss.

A local farmer has a noticeable “Trespassing Strictly Prohibited” signs posted every 10 feet on their property.

So one week, you have what’s possibly the worst week of your life. You walk right by the “Slippery When Wet” sign and fall flat on your back, causing a minor back injury. You didn’t know your neighbors just got a new guard dog, and you didn’t notice that sign either. It takes a big chunk out of your leg.

Irritated with all the stress in your life, you and your friends decide to deal with it by going onto that farmer’s property and trampling his corn. As you do that, you […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Categories: Premises Liability||0 Comments

Should I Sue My Apartment Complex if I Slipped & Fell on Ice?

Most recent Texas decisions indicate your apartment complex would not be liable for your injuries if ice naturally accumulated on the grounds.
It’s a nightmare scenario. You’re walking down your steps or to your car after a recent ice storm, like the one we had in late February this year. As you walk, you slip and fall due to ice on the ground.

While you weren’t hurt severely, you did sprain your ankle, aggravate a past back injury, and bruise the side of your head. You also missed a couple days of work.

Now you have a difficult decision to make: should you file an insurance claim and/or potentially sue your apartment complex?

Proving liability in this situation isn’t black-and-white. The majority of Courts in Texas now draw a distinction between natural accumulation of ice (“act of God”) and unnatural accumulation.  What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Most recent Texas decisions indicate your apartment […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Premises Liability||0 Comments

Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident? Do This Next!

How do you hold other careless or negligent parties responsible for their behavior? Find out in this slip and fall accident guide.
In criminal cases, the burden of proof is on the prosecutor and his legal team. But in a slip-and-fall case, it’s on you – the victim.

That’s why it’s important to follow a careful, thorough process if you are injured on someone else’s property.

Here’s what you should do:

If You are Hurt, Get Medical Attention First

If you delay at all, that may tell the jury (if your case goes to trial) your injuries in fact weren’t so severe. They may think you’re exaggerating your case, or lying entirely.

Go to the ER if necessary, but definitely see your family doctor ASAP.

Discuss all injuries – major and minor. Take pictures of them as soon as possible.

Gather Evidence about the “Dangerous Condition”

To prove liability in a slip-and-fall injury claim, you must show […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Categories: Premises Liability||0 Comments