Under Texas law, individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence
of another person have a right to sue for monetary damages for their medical
expenses, lost income and pain, suffering and emotional distress. While
this right to sue for negligence is commonly associated with car accidents
and other situations in which the defendant was directly responsible for
causing the injury or death, it also extends to certain injury accidents
which occur on private property.
Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their guests,
patrons and customers are safe from harm by taking reasonable precaution
to handle known hazards.
The owner cannot be held liable for any and all accidents occurring on
the property, but if the accident was caused by conditions about which
the owner knew - or reasonably should have known- he or she may be held
responsible through a premises liability claim.
Examples of Premises Liability Claims
With the help of an El Paso premises liability lawyer from Farah Law, a
premises liability claim can be filed under a wide variety of circumstances,
but certain examples are more common than others. Slip and fall accidents
may be among the most well-known type of premises liability case, since
they are frequently found to be the result of the owner's failure to clean
a spill on the floor, to repair a broken staircase, to clear out clutter
or to provide proper lighting for a walkway.
Texas law also makes it possible to sue a landlord for a
dog bite in cases where the dog was known to have vicious tendencies or a history
of violence yet the landlord did not take action to evict the animal's owner.
You may also sue for a swimming pool accident, such as if the pool owner
did not install a proper four-sided fence with a self-latching gate to
keep unsupervised children out. It is even possible in some cases to sue
the owner of a parking garage, hotel or other building for an assault
or a rape which could have been prevented through reasonable security measures.
Proving a premises liability claim can be difficult, but the El Paso injury
attorneys at Farah Law have extensive experience and a track record of
success that includes millions of dollars recovered for our clients, and
we are prepared to take on even the most challenging cases.