Premises Liability Lawyer In New Braunfels
Texas Negligent Property Owner Attorney
Under the law of premises liability, property owners must keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. If you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident or other type of accident while on someone else’s property, and the accident was caused by the owner’s negligence to provide you with a reasonably safe premises, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, payment of reasonable medical expenses and lost wages.
In order to bring a claim for damages, you should call the New Braunfels, Texas, slip-and-fall accident lawyers at The Bettersworth Law Firm as soon as possible.
Were You Injured In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?
Slip-and-fall injuries can be very serious. The most common slip-and-fall injuries are fractures of the hip, spine and forearm. Falls can also be responsible for head and brain injuries. Falling is one the leading causes of accidental death in the United States, especially among the elderly.
Premises liability cases are not limited to injuries caused by slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. For example, if you are assaulted in the parking lot of a store, you may have a claim for compensation against the store for not providing a reasonable safe environment. Premises liability also covers injuries caused by objects falling on you in stores or burn injuries received in a fire at someone else’s property.
At our law firm, we handle all premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we will bear the cost of bringing your slip-and-fall injury case to trial. If we don’t make a recovery for you, you owe us nothing.
Remember, the sooner you call us, the sooner our slip-and-fall accident attorneys and investigators can go to work on your behalf. We look forward to demonstrating our skill, integrity and compassion should you ever need legal advice about a premises liability claim.
What Does It Take To Hold A Property Owner Legally Liable For Your Injuries?
It is not enough to show that you were injured on someone else’s property. In order to hold the property owner/manager liable, you will need to demonstrate the following four things:
- That the defendant knew or should have known about the hazard/condition that caused your injury
- That there was an unreasonable risk of harm posed by the hazard/condition such that it needed to be addressed
- That the defendant failed to take reasonable steps to eliminate or otherwise mitigate the risk
- The hazard/condition was the primary cause of your injuries
These elements are sometimes obvious, sometimes less so. However, an experienced attorney will help you present the strongest possible case for property owner liability.
Which Kinds Of Property Owners Can Be Held Liable?
As examples on this page have suggested, you can pursue premises liability claims against owners of residential property (home owners) and owners of commercial property like stores and restaurants. Under the Texas Tort Claims Act, you can also pursue certain premises liability claims against the government for injuries on government-owned property. Your options are mostly limited in this last category, however, so it is important to discuss them with an attorney.
Contact Our Texas Premises Liability Attorney
If you or someone you know has been victim of a slip-and-fall accident, The Bettersworth Law Firm can help. Contact our Texas slip-and-fall lawyers today to schedule a free confidential consultation. We serve clients in Comal County, Hays County and Guadalupe County.