what happens when you are injured on someone else’s property?
Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. It refers to a set of rules that require property owners in Texas to take certain measures that ensure their property is safe for visitors.
If you sustained injuries as a visitor to someone else’s property, whether or not you can hold that property owner liable depends on a number of factors. Most importantly, you must prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. To do that, you must show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were unsafe, and yet, failed to take steps to remedy the condition.
Even if you are at some fault for the injury, you can still recover compensation for your injuries. Texas follows the modified comparative negligence 51% bar rule. What this means for you is, if you, the injured party, are less than 51% responsible for the accident, you can recover compensation. The business owner is required to make regular inspections of their property to find any condition that could harm visitors.
Webb Cason injury attorneys have over 120 combined years of experience with Slip and Fall cases in Corpus Christi. We know the laws and we know how to help. If you were hurt on someone else’s property, contact Webb Cason for your free case review.
Types of premises liability cases
Slip and Fall cases caused by
Loose stair railings
Inadequate lighting conditions
Loose rugs or floor mats
Inadequate security leading to injury or assault
Swimming pool accidents
Elevator or escalator accidents
Toxic fumes or chemicals
Amusement park accidents
How to Seek Damages For Your Injuries
If you were injured as a result of a dangerous condition on the premises of a business owner, you have the right to be compensated for your economic and non-economic damages.
This recovery might include:
Loss of income
Pain and suffering
Permanent physical impairment or disfigurement
How we can help
The law limits the amount of time in which you can file a lawsuit in a premises liability case. If you have been injured as a result of a dangerous condition of the premises of a business, it is important to contact a premises liability lawyer in Corpus Christi immediately. In the State of Texas, the statute of limitations requires the injured victim to file within two years from the date of injury.