Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability Claims in El Paso
El Paso is a bustling city and Texas’ sixth-largest with over 670,000 people who call it home. With so much happening, accidents that result in injury will naturally occur. However, when accidents involve injury due to negligent upkeep of a property in some way, you may be able to recover your damages. Below, we have answered some important FAQs about premises liability in Texas to help you understand how to move forward.
After sustaining a serious injury, you may be left with physical injuries, mental anguish, and financial hardship. Though we’ve answered some important questions, speaking with an attorney as soon as possible after an injury is strongly encouraged, as every case is different.What Does Premise Liability Mean?
Premise liability refers to accidents that have occurred on private or public property that are due to the property owner’s negligence. Property owner responsibility in Texas legally requires property owners to ensure that their property is safe for visitors. When accidents happen because they breach this duty, they can be held liable.What are Examples of Premise Liability Claims?
El Paso premises liability claims can cover a multitude of injuries. Some of the most common cases involve:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Construction-site injuries due to property negligence
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Injuries related to fires because of improper fire safety measures
- Inadequate security resulting in injury or assault
These are just a few examples, and many more could fall under the umbrella of premise law.What Compensation Can Be Recovered?
Most commonly, you can receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including those anticipated in the future
- Lost income due to loss of work because of injuries
- Pain and suffering or emotional distress
Only a qualified lawyer can determine the true value of your claim and will negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair premises injury compensation.How Do You File a Claim?
Often, property owner’s insurance will offer a settlement for your injuries. Sometimes, however, they will offer unjust settlement sums in an effort to cut costs. This is why speaking with an attorney is important and helps you to receive a fair settlement, and you should not accept any offers without consulting with legal help.
If you do not accept an unfair settlement claim, you may be able to file a lawsuit. In order to file, you have to meet the statute of limitations, which is typically two years from the date of the incident. There are certain exceptions to this rule, along with limitations on landowner liability, so consult with a legal team immediately to find out options available to you.Why Choose Carabin Shaw?
The El Paso personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help. We specialize in claims involving premise liability and have successfully fought countless cases of this nature. Our team is thorough and diligent, and completely committed to protecting your rights and advocating for you so that you get the outcome that you deserve.
We have the proven experience needed to win your case. You can see from Carabin Shaw reviews that our clients are more than satisfied with the work of our talent team, and with the results we are able to achieve for them. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay anything if we don’t win your case.
Call today to get started with a free case review. You can reach us toll-free at 800-862-1260. We are available 24/7 and have both English AND Spanish-speaking staff available to assist you.
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