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El Paso Tx Premises Liability Cases - Public vs. Private Property Claims

Accidents can happen anywhere. Premises liability in El Paso, TX refers to cases where a property owner neglected their duty to prove safe conditions for those on their property. Whether the location of the incident is public or private can have a significant impact on the case. In either situation, the El Paso personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help.

What Are Common Premise Liability Cases?

Premise liability cases can cover a wide array of various incidents resulting in injury. These can include:

  • Slip-and-fall: the most common premise liability case. This can occur because of spills, hazardous flooring, walk-way obstructions, improper signage or lighting, and more
  • Dog attacks: not every dog attack falls under premise liability, but can when involving a property owner behaving negligently or unsafe conditions on a property
  • Failure to meet building codes: this can occur when the cause of your injury can be related to a violation of a building’s code, including fire-safety regulations

This is not an exhaustive list, and many other accidents fall under premise liability, which can refer to public or private property. Owners of both types of properties are legally required to ensure their property is safe for visitors. A skilled El Paso premises liability attorney, like those at Carabin Shaw, will work to prove that their legal duty was breached resulting in your injuries.

What is Public vs. Private Property?

Public vs. private property refers to who owns the property.

Examples of Public Property
  • Playgrounds
  • Community swimming pools
  • Streets and sidewalks
  • Government buildings
  • Public schools
Examples of Private Property
  • Private residences, i.e. homes or apartments
  • Restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Warehouses or factories
  • Hotels

The location of the property will impact your case, and public vs. private property claims can differ in several ways.

How Do the Claims Differ?

First, the statute of limitations can vary depending on the location. Secondly, if the accident occurred on public property, there may be additional protections in place that protect the owner from liability. This is most often the case in claims involving government-owned and operated properties.

However, every case is unique. Speak with a lawyer to assess the specifics of your case and learn how best to proceed.

How is Liability Established in These Cases?

Liability can be established in different ways, but essentially it must be proven that a property owner acted negligently to address an issue with their property and this in turn lead to the injury that occurred.

Liability of property owners in Texas can be complicated to establish, and there can be a number of hoops to jump through and potential issues that may arise and threaten the validity of your claim. Working with a qualified attorney is strongly encouraged. They will gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.

Carabin Shaw Will Fight for You

Choose our team to take on your case. We are committed to fighting aggressively for our clients to receive the justice that they deserve, and fair compensation to move forward with their lives securely. While protecting your rights and advocating for you, we are dedicated to treating each client and each case with the utmost compassion and care.

Check out Carabin Shaw reviews to see what our clients have shared about working with us, then call us to get started. It’s important to note that we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don’t pay if we don’t win your case for you.

For a free case review, call us toll-free at 800-862-1260. We have English and Spanish speaking staff available 24/7 to assist you.

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