Brownsville Premises Liability Attorney
If you sustained an injury because of dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages from the injury. Fight for your justice for your injury with the aid of a premises liability lawyer. Our Brownsville injury attorneys at Amador Law Firm have handled hundreds of premises liability cases. Talk to a Brownsville premises liability lawyer about your injury by calling 1-833-877-1556.
What Is Premises Liability in Texas?
Premises liability is the specific subject of laws dealing with legal aid for people suffering injuries they sustained due to some condition on someone’s property or use of the property. There is a wide variety that ranges from a grocery store slip and fall to broken stairs that have been neglected to be repaired to unprotected swimming pools. Put simply, a person is injured on someone else’s property, and in addition, the owner of the property was under some duty to prevent injury or reduce the risk of the injury from happening.
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.
Texas Premises Liability Lawsuits & Statute of Limitations
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.
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Representing Premises Liability Victims in the Rio Grande Valley
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.
Another benefit for you is Amador Law Firm does not charge any payment of attorney’s fees or attorney expenses unless we win your case for you. If you have been injured as the result of a failed property owner’s responsibility and negligence, contact our Brownsville personal injury lawyers today for committed representation in your premises liability case and discuss your legal options further.
Our law firm is located off of Coffee Rd in Brownsville, Texas. Even though we are local to Brownsville, we handle injury cases across the State of Texas. We are glad to work with our clients via, email, video chat, or phone to make handling the case convenient for our clients. On a case by case basis, we also have investigators and lawyers who may be able to travel to investigate and explore cases where they happened.
The information above should not be taken as legal advice. Contact us today for committed support in your premises liability case. Amador Law Firm will put our years of experience to work for you.
“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
I got hurt on someone’s property. Are property owners liable?
We are sorry you were injured on someone else’s property. There are many factors involved in determining if your case is eligible for compensation. The owner may not automatically responsible for your injury. To win your case, you must prove the property owner owed you a duty and failed to perform it. To determine if you are eligible, please consult a personal injury lawyer to determine whether your case qualifies.
How do I know if I have a premises liability case worth pursuing?
Most premises liability cases need proof of at least four things. First, the property owner owed visitors to the property a duty. Second, there was a breach of the duty owed. Third, there was a proximate cause of the injury. Lastly, that damages were sustained.
Do I need to hire a premises liability lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer for your comfort is not a great reason to get a legal professional involved. However, premises liability cases should be investigated. Oftentimes this will require the lawyer or his investigator to go to the scene of the injury. If the lawyer in not close to where the injury occurred, it will be helpful to ask if they are able to get to the scene or send their investigator to the scene. If your injury occurred in Brownsville or Houston, we are happy to discuss your case.
Why should I hire a Brownsville premises liability lawyer?
A premises liability lawyer should have important skills that include knowing how to take steps to secure critical evidence like surveillance videos and eyewitness statements. Proof that is important to your case can disappear quickly leaving you with no case to back up your claims.
Steps Amador Law Firm premises liability lawyers may take for our clients include but are not limited to:
- Prevent the destruction of valuable video evidence in the landlord’s possession by sending legal letters.
- Incident reports, investigative material, government reports, and other necessary documents are obtained or subpoenaed.
- Preserve the evidence before remedial measures or repairs can be performed to hide the evidence by taking photographs of the premises.
- Interview eye-witnesses of the injury.
Depose the premises owner and/or his representatives and employees, as well as any other third party involved.
- Take negligent landowners to trial.
What if I didn’t see any warning signs on the premises where I had my accident?
There is a factor called conspicuity in such cases. If there was a failure on the part of the premises owner to make a warning sign conspicuous could result in an inadequate warning. This inadequate warning fails to discharge the duty to warn visitors to the premises. Our premises liability attorneys can help you determine if this is an important fact of your case. However, whether or not a warning sign is conspicuous is a factor a jury must consider in determining whether the premises owner performed his duty to provide a reasonable warning to visitors to the property.