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fort worth slip and fall lawyerMillions of people seek medical care every year after slipping and falling, and many of these accidents happen when someone is a patron of a restaurant. Although restaurants are not automatically responsible for slip and fall injuries, if they are responsible, you may be able to successfully pursue compensation for a variety of damages. Read on for an overview of how to sue a restaurant in a slip and fall case, and then contact a Texas personal injury attorney for help. 

Know the Law on Texas Slip and Fall Injury Cases

Whether you were badly injured, lightly injured, or even partly responsible for your injuries, you need to have a general understanding of the Texas laws that may apply in your case. To begin with, you can only seek compensation from a restaurant if you have 50 percent or less responsibility for your injuries. You will also need to file a case before the statute of limitations applies - two years from the date of the injury, or from the date you realized you were injured after the slip and fall. 

If you are within those guidelines, you will need to prove that the restaurant or property owner was negligent and, therefore, responsible for the conditions that caused you to slip and fall. You will also need to prove that the accident caused you real damages, such as an injury requiring medical care or valuable personal property (such as a watch or handbag) that was damaged. 

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dallas divorce lawyerTexas has a serious problem with domestic violence. Not only does it have high rates of domestic violence, but it also has a significant problem with police officers being assaulted when they respond to reports of domestic violence. Understandably, Texas law takes domestic violence seriously and the presence of domestic violence has the potential to have a major impact on the outcome of legal proceedings like divorce

While divorcing an abusive spouse can be dangerous and frightening, there are protection mechanisms to keep victims safe as they try to leave their abusers. If you are considering divorce and domestic violence is part of the equation, it is important to understand the protections available to you, as well as how domestic violence could influence the outcome of your divorce. 

Emergency Protective Orders

For those who are worried that a spouse may become imminently violent upon learning of the intent to divorce, emergency protective orders may be necessary to keep that spouse away from his or her family. Emergency protective orders are available without interviewing the spouse accused of abuse, although a full hearing needs to be scheduled for the protective order to be extended. Be aware that you will need to have evidence of domestic violence to apply for and extend a protective order. 

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dallas divorce lawyer Divorce in Texas is hard enough without throwing unnecessary complications into the mix. Unfortunately, for many divorcing individuals, switching an attorney partway through the divorce process turns out to be a highly necessary complication. Although some cases of changing a divorce attorney cannot be avoided (such as if your attorney dies or cannot continue working), many unresponsive, irresponsible, or careless attorneys can be identified by carefully interviewing attorneys when you start searching at the very beginning of the divorce process. If you are looking for a divorce attorney, make sure you keep an eye out for these five red flags. 

An Attorney With Exclusive Experience in Other Areas of Law

Some law firms practice many different types of law, which is not a problem. But if an attorney with the vast majority of her experience in real estate law is trying to pick up a few family law cases on the side, you may want to avoid her practice in lieu of someone who has specific experience in family law. 

An Attorney Who Seems Not to Care About Your Case

Different personalities have different communication styles, but you can tell when someone is interested in your case. If an attorney seems careless, flippant, or otherwise indicates no interest in your success, move on. 

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dallas divorce lawyerBefore you can file for divorce in Texas, you need to make sure you meet state residency requirements. Just because someone lives in Texas does not automatically mean that they qualify for residency, and filing for divorce without meeting the residency requirements can delay the divorce process and ultimately make it cost more time and money. If you want to get divorced in Texas, here are some important things to know. 

How Long Do I Need to Live in Texas Before I Can File for Divorce? 

If you have lived in Texas for at least six months, either you or your spouse can file for divorce in Texas. If you file for divorce, you must have lived in the county in which you want to file for divorce for at least 90 days. Even if your spouse lives in another state and will only be responding to your petition, a Texas court has jurisdiction over them if: 

  • You lived together in Texas as the last state of the marital relationship

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fort worth construction accident lawyerWhile construction work is essential for practically every aspect of American personal and commercial life, it carries serious risks for employees in the construction field. Construction work is consistently rated as one of the most dangerous occupations, and within construction work, certain types of accidents tend to contribute to more fatalities than others. If someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a Texas construction site accident, you may be able to take legal action. 

What Are the Most Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents? 

While construction sites present many potential hazards, just a few types of accidents consistently make up the majority of fatalities. These include: 

  • Tripping, slipping, and falling - When employees do not have safe scaffolding, harnesses, or surfaces to walk on, they can easily trip, slip, or fall. Even falling from a first-story building can lead to fatal injuries. 

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