FAQs for Austin Tx Premises Liability Attorneys
There are millions of homes, businesses, hotels, and outdoor recreation areas across the city of Austin. Without careful maintenance, each of these premises could become a danger to customers, visitors, or guests. Austin property owners have the legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their invited guests. If property owners are negligent in upkeeping their premises, they can be held financially responsible in a premises liability lawsuit.
If you or a loved one have suffered severe injuries on an Austin premises, you may be unsure what actions to take in the aftermath of your accident. The following FAQs for Austin Tx premises liability attorneys answer some of the common questions Carabin Shaw injury attorneys hear during our consultations with accident victims.Q: What Does “Premises Liability” Mean?
A: “Premises liability” is a legal concept applied to personal injury lawsuits where the victim’s injuries were caused due to property owner negligence. For example, accident victims who were injured on the premises of a hotel, coffee shop, dog park, playground, swimming pool, or business would file a premises liability lawsuit. While a premises liability lawsuit is a type of personal injury lawsuit, premises liability claims have their own unique challenges and characteristics.Q: What Is an “Attractive Nuisance”?
A: In the state of Texas, trespassers on a property generally do not have the right to seek any compensation for injuries incurred on a premises. The main exception to this rule is in the case of trespassing children. Children may be attracted to a property with playgrounds, swimming pools, or power tools and inadvertently trespass. If they are injured due to this “attractive nuisance,” the property owner can be held liable for falling to prevent the access of unsupervised children.Q: What Are the Most Common Types of Premises Liability Claims?
A: Of the thousands of premises liability claims in Austin, most can be categorized as one of the following injury claims:
- Swimming pool
- Dog bite
- Obstructed walkway
- Insufficient security
- Defective conditions
- Inadequate maintenance
A: In a premises liability lawsuit, the liable party is the property owner. This could include homeowners, landlords, pet owners, and business owners. When you hire representation for your claim, one of the first things your Austin premises liability attorney will need to accomplish is proving that the owner of the premises was directly responsible for your injuries.Q: Do I Need an Attorney to Represent my Premises Liability Claim?
A: While any accident victim can file their own injury claim, the reality is that, without the representation of an experienced premises liability attorney in Austin, victims are unlikely to see much compensation for their injuries. The job of a premises liability lawyer is to ensure you get the compensation you deserve, protecting you from greedy insurance companies who will try to pay out the least amount possible.Q: How Long Do I Have to File my Premises Liability Claim?
A: If you have been injured on an Austin premises, you have up to two years from the date of your accident to file your claim. Failure to file within the statute of limitations may mean forfeiting your right to seek compensation. By contacting a qualified premises liability attorney as soon as possible, you can ensure your claim is filed quickly and accurately, increasing the likelihood of receiving full compensation for your injuries.Learn More About the Texas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
Are you ready to seek representation for your premises liability injury lawsuit? To hear how our injury attorneys can help you pursue an Austin premises liability claim, schedule your no-cost, no-obligation case review today. Call our office toll-free at 800-862-1260 any time day or night to reach our English and Spanish-speaking staff.
Additionally, you can visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to hear from accident victims previously represented by our team of injury lawyers.
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Austin, TX 78701