In the aftermath of an accident that occurred on the property of another individual, you would do well to immediately consult with a personal injury attorney about the matter. Most premises liability accidents occur in such a way that would make them appear as nothing more than the own victim’s fault. Rarely, however, is this the case. In fact, most of the accidents that occur on property other than your own are the fault of negligent grounds keeping, inadequate security, insufficient lighting, or another variation of a hazardous environment.
What You Need to Know Before Making a Premises Liability Claim in Texas
If you’re considering whether or not your injury accident qualifies you for a premises liability claim, you should first consider consulting with an Austin premises liability lawyer. Under the guidance of an experienced professional, you will be much more equipped to make a sound decision regarding the matter, and you will be much more prepared to move forward with the process. There are many aspects of a premises liability cases for which you will need to prepare, and without professional representation on your side to prep you for the situation to come, there is a much stronger possibility for the process to go astray and for compensation to be denied.
One of the most important aspects of a premises liability case is that of proving fault. This, however, can be a far more difficult task than it may first appear. Not only must you provide proof of your injury at this time, but you will also be expected to prove that hazardous conditions existed which endangered your life while on a property other than your own. In addition, you will also be expected to prove that negligence existed on behalf of the owner of the property. Given the sensitive nature of making a claim of this nature, and the difficulties that can be felt when trying to do so, you will undoubtedly benefit from the assistance of a professional attorney at the Loewy Law Firm.
FAQs About Texas Premises Liability Cases
The legalities of premises liability law can make the process seem complex for persons who are not intimately familiar with the law. To alleviate this problem, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive pertaining to premises liability, with in-depth answers designed to help you better understand the process. The following list, however, is not comprehensive and should not be mistaken as an all-encompassing guide to your legal ventures. If you do not find the answer to your question, we encourage you to speak with an Austin attorney from our firm today.
How do I know if I’m responsible for my accident, or if the property owner should be held responsible?
The key aspect to cases of premises liability lies in the negligence behind the accident. Accordingly, you cannot hold a property owner liable for injuries that were sustained in an accident simply because they were sustained on the owner’s property. As the injured victim, you must be able to prove that some form of negligence on the owner’s behalf is to blame for the accident. Forms of negligence include an owner’s breach of duty, failure to repair, or noncompliance of safety codes. For example, if you were injured after slipping on an unmarked wet floor, the owner could be held responsible for his or her negligence.
Can I hold a property owner responsible for the wrongs that I suffered as the victim of a criminal offense that occurred on the owner’s property?
As with all other types of legal cases, premises liability cases are handled differently based upon the nature of the incident that occurred. That being said, however, victims of criminal activity can often hold the property owner responsible to some capacity through a premises liability claim. To do so, the victim must be able to prove that the owner knew, or had good reason to know, that a criminal act was likely to occur on his or her property. Cases of this nature are usually proven by identifying past incidents of criminal activity on the premises at which you were attacked or otherwise injured by a criminal.
What’s the point of filing a premises liability claim?
Some people are deterred from filing a premises liability claim because they don’t want to deal with the complexities of the legal system. This decision, however, could significantly impact your ability to receive compensation for an injury that was sustained in an accident on another person or company’s premises. When a premises liability claim is filed successfully, the plaintiff (filer) stands to be financially compensated for expenses that include medical / hospital bills, ambulance bills, rehabilitation bills, prescription medication, and additional medical supplies. Victims can also seek compensation for lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, loss of companionship, and more.
Why Work With an Austin Lawyer?
As the above information has detailed, cases that involve premises liability claims are highly sensitive in nature. For an individual who has been wrongfully harmed in such a way, an entire future can rest in the ultimate decision that is made in regard to his or her claim. This is all the more reason to work with a skilled professional in your endeavors to seek compensation through a premises liability claim in the state of Texas.
When you work with an attorney from the Loewy Law Firm, your premises liability claim will be in the hands of an experienced professional whose practice has been in full force for more than a decade. Led by a recognized member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and an attorney who has been included on the highly coveted list of Texas Super Lawyers®, we feel confident in our ability to help you proceed through your case in a way that is most likely to deliver you the favorable results for which you are looking.
To learn more about whether or not you have a premises liability case, contact an Austin lawyer from our office today.