Galveston Premises Liability

Are you in Galveston, Texas? Were you injured in a slip and fall accident?

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Galveston Slip-and-Fall Attorneys: When Commercial Establishments Are Not Safe

If you were injured by a slip and fall accident or by an accident involving falling debris or merchandise, it may have been caused by an owner or lessee’s failure to keep their premises safe. You should talk to an experienced liability lawyer who is a veteran of premises liability litigation.

Owners, and Sometimes Lessees, Are Generally Responsible for Keeping Their Premises Safe

When an owner fails to meet their responsibilities to maintain their premises, men and women who work in, enjoy, shop in or walk through a facility can be in a dangerous situation. A slippery surface which results in a slip and fall can lead to serious injuries, including a back injury, a broken bone or a head injury. If an improperly stacked pile of goods falls onto a customer, the customer’s injuries might well include broken bones or a traumatic brain injury.

Each and every slip and fall on a difficult surface is not the cause for a suit. However, if the owner knew about the dangerous situation and did not repair any problems within a reasonable time period, that owner can in many circumstances be liable for your damages and injuries.

Negligent provision of security is a key part of Texas premises liability law. A broken or defective alarm system, a parking lot with insufficient or no lights, or a broken security lock offers criminals the opportunity to commit assault. If the property owner knew of of the danger and did little or nothing to provide protection to their visitors and customers, that owner can also be liable for any resulting damages or injuries.

Visitors and parents need to be able to expect a playground, a swimming pool, a day care center and children’s play areas to be made safe for the children in their care.

Galveston Premises Liability Law

If you or your family member slips and falls in or on someone else’s property and suffers from a personal injury or suffers damages, you may well be legally entitled to seek and receive monetary compensation. You are if a preventable or dangerous condition is to blame for your damages.

As seems obvious, “premises liability” claims and suits are based upon legal fault or negligence. The injury and/or damages have to be “caused” by a “condition” on the land (or in or on a building which is located upon the land) which is at issue in the claim. For the owner to be held liable for under Texas negligence law, there has to be:

  1. A “special duty of care” which exists between the negligent party and the injured party;
  2. A legal breach of those duties; and
  3. The actionable negligence must have been the “proximate cause,” or “legal cause,” of the all of the victim’s damages and injuries.
How Much Time Do You Have To Make Contact with a Galveston Slip & Fall Attorney and Get Your Case Started?

Here in Texas, the “Statute of Limitations” establishes a deadline to file a personal injury action, like a claim for premises liability, at no more than two (2) years. Therefore, you or your family must either have a lawsuit filed in County Distriuct Court or finally settle your claim before two years pass from the actual date you suffered injured or all of your claims will be barred by time.

It is in your interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident happens and your time starts to run.

Are you in Galveston, Texas? Were you injured in a slip and fall accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260

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