When Can I Sue for Premises Liability? Expert San Antonio Attorneys
It is impossible for locals to avoid running into a perilous situation in a public or private location in a city as busy and active as San Antonio. Accidents are unavoidable, but it is the duty of all property owners to reasonably guarantee the safety and security of their guests and patrons.
If you've been injured on another person's property and have reason to believe your injuries could have been prevented, it's time to contact a San Antonio Tx premises liability attorney.
Premises liability is the law that holds a property owner responsible for injuries that occur on their premises. This can be challenging because there are several people who could be considered responsible for your injury: the landowner, the building owner, a landlord, other tenants and more.When Can I Sue for Premises Liability in San Antonio?
A premises liability claim is a type of lawsuit that occurs when you are injured on someone else's property. There are two types of claims: those based on the owner's failure to maintain the property or warn about dangers, and those based on the owner's negligence in failing to prevent an injury after recognizing a danger.
To be successful with your premises liability claim, you must prove that:
- The defendant had a duty to provide safety for guests or invitees;
- The defendant breached this duty by failing to maintain the property or warn about potential dangers; and
- The plaintiff was injured as a result of this breach of duty.
When you hire Carabin Shaw, you work with experts who have successfully negotiated and litigated these types of cases. Our firm of Texas Accident lawyers at Carabin Shaw stand with the victims of negligence from beginning to end of the legal process.Injuries on a Neighbor's Property
A person can be considered a “neighbor” if he or she has access to part of your neighbor's land and uses it with permission or without permission. It also includes people who have no right to enter but use the land anyway (such as trespassers). This mostly applies in the case of swimming pools when owners must keep them fenced in order to prevent accidents.
To recover under the theory of premises liability, you must show that:
- You were injured by someone else on the property;
- The owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition; and
- That owner failed to correct this condition before allowing others onto his/her property.
You may be able to sue the government if you were injured on public property. In Texas, the government owns most of the land and buildings in our state. The government may also have a contract with a private business that allows them to use that business's property for official purposes.
If you are injured on either of these types of property, it can be difficult to determine who was at fault for your injuries—especially when there is more than one entity involved. This is when you would enlist the help of an expert lawyer.Carabin Shaw Are the Premises Liability Lawyers in San Antonio You Can Trust
If you want to go through with filing suit against the owner of a property where your injuries occurred, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to analyze all of the details of your case and determine whether or not they believe they can help recover damages on your behalf.
At Carabin Shaw, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for victims of premises liability lawsuits. Our dedication to our customers is reflected in the positive testimonies of former clients on Carabin Shaw’s client reviews page.
Arrange a free consultation to speak with a San Antonio expert. Call toll-free at any time, seven days a week, dial 800-862-1260. Our legal staff is available to take your call in both Spanish and English.