Brownsville Premises Liability Attorney
What Is Premises Liability in Texas?
Owners of public and private property must maintain safe premises and take reasonable steps to remedy unsafe conditions or hazards. When an owner’s negligence leads to an avoidable injury on their property, the victim can file a premises liability lawsuit. Many property owners invest in premises liability insurance to financially protect themselves in these situations.
Examples of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents. If you fall and sustain injuries because of a slick surface, torn carpet, loose flooring materials, or some other unsafe condition, you may have a premises liability claim.
- Dog Bites. You may be able to recover damages for a dog bite or attack if you can prove negligence or that the owner knew that the animal had a history of violent behavior.
- Swimming Pool Accidents. Texas law requires swimming pools to be properly fenced and secured. If your child drowns or nearly drowns after stumbling into an unsecured pool, you can likely sue the pool’s owner.
Under Texas law, you have only two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a premises liability accident. Should someone die in a premises liability accident, their loved ones will have up to two years from the date of the victim’s passing to file a wrongful death claim.
Not all premises liability cases go to trial, as many defendants will attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Our team at the Amador Law Firm is always ready to go to trial if the defendant refuses to offer a reasonable settlement amount.
To recover damages in a premises liability lawsuit, you will need to prove the property owner’s negligence led to your injuries. This involves establishing the existence of an unsafe hazard, that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe hazard, the property owner failed to act, and the unsafe hazard therefore caused you harm.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our Brownsville premises liability attorney will fight to recover compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of life
- Property Damage
- Punitive Damages
There is a good chance the defendant will say you are partially or entirely responsible for your injuries. The court will evaluate these arguments and calculate a percentage of “blame.” The total damages you stand to recover will be reduced by your level of fault. If the court assigned you 20% of the blame, for example, a $20,000 damage award would be reduced to $16,000. If the court believes you are more than 50% at fault, you may not be able to recover anything.
Property owners have a legal responsibility to keep visitors and patrons safe from hazards. When you suffer injuries due to unsafe conditions a property owner knew or should have known about, you have the right to take legal action.
Our team at the Amador Law Firm is ready to help you seek justice and obtain the compensation you deserve. We are a small-town firm with a proven track record of delivering big-city results. Our Brownsville premises liability lawyer has what it takes to win these cases, and you will pay no fee until we secure a favorable settlement or verdict. We will aggressively protect your interests throughout each step of the legal process and do everything we can to maximize your recovery.
Hiring a capable legal representative can help you refute these arguments and protect your right to recover compensation. Our Brownsville premises liability lawyer knows how to prove these cases and will fervently advocate for you every step of the way.
“Last year I was involved in my very first car accident. The Amador Law Firm helped make the process easy, from getting my car fixed to getting reimbursed for lost workdays, they handled the annoying insurance companies and kept me updated on my case.”- N. Barajas