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Hazardous Conditions - El Paso Texas Premises Liability Claims

Building code regulations are legal standards implemented by El Paso to protect citizens. They do this by making sure that all city structures meet certain standards. El Paso property hazards threaten this protection, putting citizens in danger and potentially causing irreparable damage.

After suffering an injury due to the negligence of a property owner, you are entitled to compensation and fair legal representation. Our lawyers understand the challenges you face after such an accident, making our El Paso injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw the top law firm that you can hire to guide you through filing your claim and defending your case.

Building Code Violations and Premises Liability

Code violations commonly form a basis for premises liability cases, meaning that you are unlikely to be liable for any damages in cases where the property owner was negligent in their duties to provide you with certain safety measures. How do these legal terms overlap?

Building Code Violation

A building code violation entails some sort of offense relating to the standards and regulations set forth by Chapter 18.08 of the El Paso, Texas Code of Ordinances. These offenses endanger anyone who has access to the building, which is why there are paths for legal recourse for premises hazards in El Paso.

Premises Liability

A premises liability case is a personal injury claim where the injured party has been harmed on another person’s property, largely due to unsafe or hazardous conditions. In such cases, the landowner is the liable party as it is their negligence that allowed the injuries to occur.

In cases where a property owner’s negligence towards El Paso’s regulations caused your accident, the claim may be filed as a premises liability claim in Texas.

Seeking Compensation for Building Code Violations

The support and guidance of a premises liability attorney is vital towards winning the compensation you are due after you have been injured in El Paso. The city covers over 250 square miles, meaning that a small code violation can lead to disastrous consequences for accident victims.

Compensation for hazardous conditions injuries depends on your visitation status under premises liability law. While property owners are required by the Code of Ordinances to remove hazardous conditions, their liability depends on if your status:


An invitee is on a property with invitation and for the benefit of both parties, like store customers or visiting neighbors. Property owners are required to inspect for hazardous conditions, and to warn guests of such conditions while doing the best they can to correct the hazard.


Licensees have permission to be on a property for their own benefit, like door-to-door salespeople or utility repair persons. While landowners do not need to inspect for hazards for the sake of licensees, they are required to make licensees aware of any hazards they should “reasonably know about.”

The difference between a licensee and invitee can be confusing, but our team at Carabin Shaw will help you to identify any legal rights that you were owed when you were injured.


Trespassers are not owed a duty of care from the property owner. There are certain exceptions to this rule, and you can learn about the many ways that our attorneys can lend you legal advice in such cases at Carabin Shaw’s reviews.

Damages and Compensation

To win your legal compensation, it is the duty of the injured party to prove that a property owner violated the building code and is at-fault for the resulting injuries. Our El Paso attorneys have advocated for personal injury victims doing just that for over thirty years, and are dedicated to supporting you at every step of the way.

Our free initial consultation gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have of our trusted attorneys and, since we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, it also means that you pay nothing for our services until your case is won.

Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to speak with you 24/7. Simply call toll-free at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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