Types of Premises Liability Cases in Austin
The city of Austin is home to apartment complexes, high-rise office buildings, local restaurants, patio bars, thrift stores, and luxury hotels alike. All of these homes and business host invited guests every year, whether they are tenants, friends, customers, clients, or visitors to the premises.
Unfortunately, a significant number of these visitors will suffer injuries caused by the property owner’s negligence; these accidents can result in hundreds of thousands (sometimes millions) of dollars in damages. With the help of an experienced Austin premises liability attorney, however, victims can see financial justice for their injuries.Austin Premises Liability Lawsuits
“Premises liability” is a legal theory that covers a wide range of personal injury claims.
At its most basic definition, “premises liability” is merely the legal application of the responsibility property owners have to safely maintain their property for invited guests. Any negligence in this regard can have dangerous results; many property owners have been successfully sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover the cost of their negligence.
Categorizing your premises liability accident can help you and your attorney to plan ahead for your personal injury lawsuit. While many accidents fall under the umbrella of “premises liability lawsuits,” there are a few common subcategories.
The most common types of premises liability cases in Austin include:Dog Bites
Dog owners must restrict access to their dangerous or aggressive animals. If you were bitten by a dog (especially one that had a prior history of aggression), you may be eligible to sue the dog’s owner for damages.Slip and Fall Accidents
There are countless instances in which visitors to Austin properties have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, or obstructed walkways. Slip and fall injuries can cause broken bones, head and spinal trauma, or internal bleeding.Assault Caused By Inadequate Lighting/Security
Properties like apartment complexes, shopping centers, or downtown offices often have large parking garages on the premises. Failure to provide adequate lighting or security on properties like these can result in theft or assault.Burn Injuries Caused By Landlord/Proprietor Negligence
There are many local and state regulations that businesses must follow in order to protect their tenants, patrons, customers, and guests from fires. For example, a landlord must provide a functioning smoke detector near all “dwelling places” in a rental unit. Negligence in adhering to these guidelines is a serious dereliction of duty.Lack of Maintenance
Properly maintaining a premises and conducting regular inspections is crucial in preventing dangerous conditions. A lack of maintenance can lead to defective electrical wiring, appliances, elevators, or plumbing.Exposure to Toxic Substances
All toxic liquids, fumes, or compounds should be kept safely sequestered away from unauthorized guests. If the business conducted on the property regularly utilizes toxic chemicals in their business, there should be plenty of signage warning visitors away from dangerous areas.
Victims of any property owner negligence can and should receive full compensation for their physical, emotional, and financial injuries. If you would like to learn more about your eligibility to file a premises liability lawsuit, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer now.The Texas Personal Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Can Help
If you or a loved one have been injured on an Austin premises, a reputable injury lawyer can help you to explore your options. For example, the premises liability attorneys at Carabin Shaw have helped thousands of accident victims statewide receive full compensation for their losses after a premises liability accident. Visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews page to learn more about our three decades of experience practicing personal injury law.
When you are ready to start seeking compensation for your losses after a premises liability injury, call to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are available 24/7 at 800-862-1260 to help you schedule your case review with a Carabin Shaw injury attorney in Austin.
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