If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property, the property owner might be liable. A Texarkana premises liability attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will review your case details and options with you. We help victims build strong cases and seek compensation. Damages could include medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Our Texarkana, AR, attorneys fight to protect the rights of accident victims and pursue the payout they need and deserve. We provide free initial case consultations with one of our premises liability lawyers near you. Learn more about your options and our services during your free case assessment.
Our Premises Liability Attorneys Help Victims Recover Damages in Texarkana
When a property owner allows a hazard to exist and cause injuries, they might be legally responsible for the financial repercussions of those injuries. This is one reason why businesses carry corporate liability insurance, and individuals have homeowner’s insurance policies. These policies provide coverage for these incidents.
When an injury occurs, and the victim can show the property owner knew about the hazard or could have, they likely have a valid case against them. By filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, they might be able to recover money to compensate them for:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment and care costs
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
People often think that premises liability incidents are relatively minor. However, they sometimes lead to serious, life-threatening injuries. When a victim passes away from their injuries, Arkansas law allows their family to recover compensation under Ark. Code Ann. § 16-62-10. Our lawyers handle wrongful death cases, as well. We treat our clients with the compassion and empathy they need and deserve during this trying time.
For a free legal consultation with a Premises Liability lawyer serving Texarkana, call (870) 330-4155
Morris Bart, LLC Fights for Compensation for Victims Hurt in Texarkana, AR
The Morris Bart law firm attorneys understand how premises liability cases work, how to identify the liable party, and what is necessary to recover compensation. We know that premises liability injuries occur in many ways. This could include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling objects
- Stair accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Balcony or deck collapses
- Fires and other burn injuries
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
If you suffered injuries in any of these incidents—or many others—we can help you understand your rights and help you pursue justice in your case. We have more than 40 years of experience handling cases like yours. Our recent case results include 5,600+ cases won in 2022 and many more currently underway.
Our team has 15 offices and serves all parts of the Gulf South. In addition to our Texarkana office, we have locations throughout four states: Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. If you need help with a personal injury, premises liability, car accident, or workplace injury case, we are here for you.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee law office. We do not ask clients to pay a retainer before we go to work for them. There are no upfront fees. Our contingency fee comes from the compensation we recover for the client. Whether we get paid is based on our winning a settlement or court award in the case. If we do not win, our client does not pay.
Who Is Liable for My Texarkana Premises Liability Injuries?
In most cases, the property owner or another party responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the property is liable for the injuries that occur. Property owners and occupiers have a responsibility to keep guests, customers, and others on their property safe from harm.
When an injury occurs at a business, the negligence of an individual employee might be the cause. For example, imagine you fell because of a loose stair or railing outside a local restaurant. The maintenance manager at the restaurant knew about the problem but failed to address it. This manager’s negligence caused your accident.
However, a legal doctrine known as respondeat superior allows victims to hold the employer accountable for the actions of their employees. In 1962, the Arkansas Supreme Court said the “law of respondeat superior is well-settled” in their ruling in Davis v. Kukar. This means we often hold employers—usually also the property owner or occupier—liable for premises liability injuries.
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How Our Premises Liability Lawyers Pursue Payouts for Clients in Texarkana
At the Morris Bart law office in Texarkana, we know how to identify the liable party and pursue compensation for our clients hurt by an unreasonable hazard. We investigate what happened, gather evidence, and build a compelling case to show negligence and liability. This allows us to support our insurance claim or lawsuit with case facts.
Often, we can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer. This allows us to recover appropriate compensation based on our client’s case. Sometimes, we must sue the liable party or parties and prepare to take the case to trial. However, trials are rare. Cases often settle out-of-court before the trial date arrives. We will represent you at trial and fight for fair compensation if necessary.
We must protect your right to sue even if we do not plan to do so. Generally, the statute of limitations in these cases gives us three years from the date the injury occurred to file the initial paperwork, per Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-105. Some cases have other deadlines, though. It is a good idea to let us review your case as soon as your injuries allow.
Discuss Your Texarkana Injury Accident With a Lawyer for Free
The Morris Bart law firm provides free legal consultations for victims hurt on someone else’s property. This could include individuals’ homes, stores, restaurants, and more. Our attorneys are ready to discuss your case and legal options with you for free today. We may be able to help you secure compensation for your damages.
Contact us today to get started.
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