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, or warn others of them. If property owners fail to do this, they may be held liable for injuries that results from their negligence.
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.
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 premises liability 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.
To find out whether you have grounds to file a claim, contact an El Paso premises liability lawyer at our firm today!