Entering someone else’s property in San Antonio, Texas should not put your health or safety at risk. Yet the average property can contain many personal injury risks – especially if the landowner is negligent in maintaining the property. You may have a premises liability case if a property owner, landlord, employer or friend negligently caused your accident. Contact our lawyers today for an in-depth consultation about your recent accident. At The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C., initial case evaluations are always free.
Why Do Clients Pick Our Premises Liability Lawyers?
- Our lead lawyer has shown an unwavering commitment to his clients for over a decade. In that time, he has personally tried more than 50 injury cases throughout Texas.
- Our attorneys are passionate about what they do. Each lawyer at our law firm is dedicated to achieving justice for injured accident victims.
- Our clients benefit from our contingency fee payment system. You will not pay your San Antonio premises liability lawyer unless he or she recovers compensation on your behalf.
What Is Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability law states that a property owner will be responsible for accidents that happen on the property if he or she owed a duty of care to the victim, breached this duty and caused the accident. An example of a breach of duty of care is a property owner failing to rake a pile of leaves that is concealing a sprinkler head before welcoming guests to the property, leading to a trip and fall accident. In this example, the injured victim would have grounds for a premises liability claim if he or she was an invitee or licensee.
Invitees and licensees are guests with permission to be on a property. Duties of care to invitees are to repair obvious risks, warn of nonobvious risks and inspect the property for hidden hazards. Owners owe the first two duties of care to licensees, but not the third. All duties of care end when someone trespasses on a property. If you did not have permission to enter the property on the day of your injury, the owner might not have owed you any duties of care. Therefore, you may be unable to file a claim for damages.
Common Premises Liability Accidents in San Antonio
A lawyer from The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. can assess your recent accident to search for the elements of a premises liability claim: duty, breach, causation and damages. If you have the elements of a claim, we may offer to represent you during insurance settlement negotiations or a personal injury trial in San Antonio. Our trial lawyers have experience handling many common types of premises liability claims throughout Texas.
- Amusement park accidents
- Child injuries
- Dog attacks/bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Negligent security
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Stairwell accidents
- Structural collapses
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace accidents
Harmful accidents can occur anywhere, at any time. If you believe a property owner or someone else’s negligence caused your accident in San Antonio, don’t hesitate to contact our lawyers for a discussion about your legal options. The clock is ticking on your right to file in Texas. The statute of limitations on most premises liability claims is two years from the date of the event. You may have just 90 days, however, if you were injured on public property.
Contact a San Antonio Premises Liability Lawyer for Free Today
After an accident and injury while on someone else’s property in San Antonio, do not wait to talk to a lawyer about a potential lawsuit. Legal representation during an insurance claim or injury lawsuit could improve the outcome. With our assistance, you may be able to recover maximum compensation for your past and future damages. These can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and out-of-pocket costs. Discuss your case and its value in more detail with our premises liability lawyers today. Reach us directly at (214) 200-4878, or send us a message online and we will get back to you right away.