Laredo Texas Premises Liability Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
Have you suffered serious injuries on someone else’s property? If so, you may be wondering about the viability of a personal injury claim. If the owner of the property is responsible for your injuries through negligence, they could owe you a substantial settlement. However, the process of obtaining that settlement might also seem difficult and overwhelming.
Fortunately, the Laredo injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have substantial experience helping clients pursue premises liability claims. Our lawyers offer one free initial case review and consultation to every prospective client. To schedule yours, call 800-862-1260. Our English- and Spanish-speaking staff are available to assist you at any hour.What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a subset of law that defines the standard of care that the owner of a property owes to guests on that property. If the owner does not meet that standard, and their negligence directly results in injury to someone on their property, they are vulnerable to a premises liability claim.
Injuries that could warrant a premises liability case in Laredo Texas include:
- A slip-and-fall accident on a poorly-lit staircase
- Injuries sustained in a structure fire
- Theft from a hotel room
- A near-drowning in a pool
- A dog attack in the owner’s home
- A carbon monoxide leak in a rental unit
- Food poisoning in a restaurant
- Injuries or vehicle damage due to potholes in a badly-maintained driveway
- Injuries due to structural collapse in a poorly-constructed or maintained building
If any of the above sound similar to the conditions of your injuries, schedule a free consultation with the Laredo Texas premises liability attorneys at Carabin Shaw for advice on what your next steps should be.My Injuries Were My Own Fault. Can I Still Pursue A Claim?
Fault is an essential component of a premises liability claim, but it can be difficult to define. An accident can be the result of carelessness on the part of both a property owner and an invitee.
For example, if someone injures themselves while running on the deck of a pool with no lifeguard on duty, the resultant injuries are both parties’ fault. The pool likely has a posted rule against running, but a lifeguard might have prevented that person’s injuries with a verbal warning (in Texas, any pool open to the public is required to provide lifeguards).
You can still file a claim if your injuries resulted in part from your own negligence. Due to Texas’s comparative fault laws, partial responsibility for injuries does not prevent someone from recovering damages for them. If you do not share the majority of the fault for your injuries, you can still receive a settlement, albeit a reduced one. A Laredo premises liability lawyer can let you know how significant a role comparative fault might play in your claim.What Kinds of Damages Can I Receive for My Injuries?
If you receive a settlement, it will consist of:
- Economic damages, which will compensate you for medical bills, missed wages, physical therapy, the cost of stolen items, and other financial effects of your injuries.
- Noneconomic damages, which will compensate you for pain and suffering, loss of satisfaction due to your injuries’ impacts on your mobility, the loss of sentimental items, and other ways that an injury affects your quality of life.
- Punitive damages, if applicable. An owner might owe you punitive damages if your injuries were the result of gross negligence or malicious intent. Your settlement could include punitive damages if the owner of a property assaulted you while you were on that property, or if they failed to address a safety hazard after multiple warnings.
The team of premises liability attorneys at Carabin Shaw can answer any questions that you have about your case in a free consultation. For more information about our services, look into Carabin Shaw’s client reviews, which will attest to our team’s level of dedication and expertise.