San Antonio Premises Liability Case
Did you know that you have a right to reasonable safety when entering private/public/commercial properties? Hundreds of victims across San Antonio have suffered major injuries on properties citywide. By learning more about premises liability cases in the state of Texas, victims can prepare a solid case to win fair compensation for their injuries.Texas Premises Liability Law
Simply put, “premises liability law” deals with injuries sustained on another’s commercial or personal property. In order to determine that the property owner owed the victim a duty of care, it must be established the victim was one of the following:
- Invitee (a person invited onto the premises with express permission from the owner)
- Licensee (a person invited onto the premises without express permission from the owner)
In other words, a person must either be directly invited (such as a child invited to a birthday party at the neighbor’s house) or indirectly invited (a customer in a shop open to the public) to the premises upon which they were injured. They cannot be a trespasser to the property.
Once your relationship to the property owner is established, your San Antonio injury attorney will need to prove that the injury was incurred due to the property owner’s negligence.
Examples of proprietor negligence include:
- Staff failure to clean up spilled liquid resulting in a slip-and-fall accident
- A pet owner who fails to properly muzzle a dog with a previous history of biting
- A construction company who does not put up appropriate signage to warn passerby of upcoming construction zones
- A customer who is robbed in a grocery store parking lot due to lack of adequate lighting
- A theme park’s failure to properly upkeep rides resulting in injury to park goers
- A hotel’s failure to install functioning smoke detectors resulting in burn damage to persons and property
These are a few examples of premises liability cases, though not the only situations that would qualify an accident victim to file a premises liability lawsuit. Talk to an experienced injury lawyer to see if your case qualifies.Steps to Building a San Antonio Premises Liability Case
To summarize the complexities of Texas premises liability lawsuits, victims of accidents on personal or commercial property should take the following actions:
- Hire an experienced personal injury attorney with specialty practice areas in Texas premises liability law
- Keep careful documentation of injuries sustained in the accident
- Establish the proprietor's role in causing your accident (direct responsibility, malpractice, negligence, etc.)
- File your premises liability lawsuit within two years of the date of injury
- Seek compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses
If you believe you may be eligible to seek damages in a premises liability lawsuit, do not hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with a San Antonio personal injury lawyer. According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, those injured on a commercial or personal property must file a premises liability lawsuit within two years of the date of injury. To ensure your chances of receiving fair compensation, contact a qualified injury attorney as soon as possible.Win Your Case With the Texas Personal Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
The personal injury lawyers of Carabin Shaw have specialized in Texas premises liability law. If you are searching for the right representation for your premises liability claim, our team would be glad to answer your questions and concerns. We offer all new clients a no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation to explore their legal options in the aftermath of an accident.
Call our 24/7 English and Spanish-speaking staff toll-free at 800-862-1260 or visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews page to learn about our previous experience representing accident victims and their families.