Who Can Be Held Liable for My Injuries in a Slip & Fall Accident in San Antonio?
If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident in San Antonio, or a loved one has suffered from such an accident, you understand how devastating the injuries are. Back and spine injuries, brain trauma, and broken bones are only a few of the many injuries one can sustain. These injuries result in piling medical bills and long-term impacts on one’s ability to work and live their life. Texas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw understand that the healing process is lengthy and expensive, and our attorneys will do whatever it takes to fight for your best interests and the full settlement you deserve.
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligent maintenance of their property, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. Negligence can take many forms in property maintenance, especially when the property owner owes different levels of safety to different types of visitors. Determining what you may be entitled to takes an expert eye, which is why attorneys at Carabin Shaw are ready to guide you through the process of filing your claim.Texas Slip & Fall Attorneys
Lawyers at Carabin Shaw have over thirty years of success fighting for the justice and settlement that San Antonio accident victims are owed. This means that our experts have expert knowledge of the laws surrounding property liability claims such as slip and fall accidents, and know that liability is heavily dependent on what sort of visitor the victim was at the time of the accident. So, what are the types of visitors to a property?
- An Invitee: Invitees visit a property for the purpose of business, for the mutual benefit of the invitee and the business. These include banks, retail stores, and similar places of business. These property owners owe the highest standards of safety to their visitors, and are legally required to inspect their premises regularly and make safe all dangerous conditions. They must also alert the visitor to all potentially dangerous conditions. Not knowing of a dangerous condition does not limit their liability, as they are expected to identify those unknown hazards.
- A Licensee: Licensees visit a property for social reasons. These can include family, friends, house guests, etc. A property owner must make all licensees aware of dangerous conditions that haven’t been fixed at the time of the visit. However, these property owners are not legally required to inspect their own premises for hazards. Cases such as these benefit greatly from working with San Antonio slip and fall accident attorneys.
- A Trespasser: Trespassers are not given permission to be on a property and, as such, the property owner does not owe them any reasonable standards of care apart from intentionally inflicting harm on the trespasser. This becomes more complicated if the trespasser is a common visitor of the property owner or if the trespasser is a child, especially if the property has conditions or attractions that would entice a child to trespass.
Slip and fall accidents in San Antonio can quickly become incredibly complex, even with the identified categories of visitors to a property. In order to provide any and all guidance possible, our experts offer free case review / initial consultation to help you understand what your options are for filing a claim.Carabin Shaw | Top Slip and Fall Attorneys | Free Case Review
Determining liability is especially difficult to navigate alone in a premises liability case. Hiring an attorney with Carabin Shaw means working with a top expert in the field, and gaining the guidance of over thirty years worth of expertise. Those thirty years have seen countless satisfied clients, as is clear through Carabin Shaw’s client reviews.
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