San Antonio Attorneys Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
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A premises liability case arises after someone is injured on another person’s property due to a hazardous condition that the property owner should have known about. These accidents can happen anywhere, including on both public and private property, and the injuries can be devastating.
If you have been injured while on another person’s property, seek legal representation from an experienced premises liability attorney as soon as possible. The team at Trevino Law Office is ready to fight for justice—call today to schedule a free consultation.
Below are some questions that our attorneys are frequently asked regarding premises liability lawsuits:
- What is the Concept of Premises Liability?
- What Are The Most Common Premises Liability Cases?
- When to Contact A Premises Liability Lawyer After An Injury on Public or Private Property
- How Much Do Premises Liability Lawyers Charge?
What is the Concept of Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that states property owners should be held responsible for accidents that occur on their property. However, property owners are not automatically held liable for every incident that occurs on their property. For example, property owners are not responsible for injuries sustained by trespassers, however, they are responsible for injuries sustained by customers or invited guests. Therefore, if a customer is injured by a hazardous condition on the property, the property owner might be held liable.
In order to hold a property owner liable, the victim must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent. This can be done by proving that the property owner met one of these conditions:
- Caused the hazardous condition that led to the victim’s injuries
- Knew about the hazardous condition, but did nothing to fix it,
- Should have known about the hazardous condition, because a reasonable and responsible property owner would have.
If you have been injured on a property that was insecure, unsafe, or environmentally hazardous, or if the owners did not take specific action to ensure your safety, you have a right to claim compensation and damages. But, proving negligence in this type of case can be challenging without the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. Working with an attorney is not required, but it’s recommended. Let an attorney from our team handle your premises liability claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
What Are The Most Common Premises Liability Cases?
Many different types of personal injury cases fall under premises liability law. Some of the most common premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate building maintenance
- Stair accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Dog bites
- Dangerous or malfunctioning equipment
These accidents can happen anywhere, including:
- Theme parks
- Commercial businesses
- Private residences
This is not an all-inclusive list of premises liability cases, but rather a sample of some of the most common types and where the accidents frequently occur. As long as the injury occurred on someone else’s property, the legal concept of premises liability may apply to the case, regardless of whether it occurred on a residential or commercial property. To find out whether you should file a premises liability claim, schedule a consultation with Trevino Law Office.
When to Contact A Premises Liability Lawyer After An Injury on Public or Private Property
If you have been hurt, it’s best to get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Preservation of evidence is crucial in premises liability cases. For example, accidents that happened in a public place may have been recorded by surveillance cameras.
Your attorney will need to get his hands on this footage quickly before it is either accidentally or intentionally destroyed by the property owner. If you wait to contact an attorney, it may be too late to get a hold of this footage, which could have been used to prove liability in your case.
Your first priority immediately following an accident should be your wellbeing. After you have been treated by a medical professional, reach out to an attorney to discuss your case.
How Much Do Premises Liability Lawyers Charge?
Many injured victims question if they will be able to afford the cost of an attorney. But fortunately, this is not something that any personal injury victim should have to worry about. Personal injury victims do not charge hourly rates or flat fees like other attorneys.
Instead, they work on a contingency fee basis, so they don’t get paid for their legal services unless they recover compensation for their client. Therefore, victims who do not have a lot of financial resources should never think that they won’t be able to afford an attorney or hold the negligent party liable.
Contact Our San Antonio Premises Liability Law Firm to Schedule A Free Consultation Today
Were you injured while on another person’s public or private property? If so, an experienced attorney from Trevino Law Office may be able to help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout Texas. Some of our law firm’s many practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, construction and other workplace accidents, defective product claims, and wrongful death.
The attorney-client relationship is valuable to us, which is why we treat every client with the respect and compassion that they deserve. Schedule a consultation with our team so we can review the details of your case, go over your legal options, and answer any questions you may have. To schedule a confidential, free consultation with our premises liability attorneys, please call 210-255-3088 or fill out the online form on our website today.