Based in San Antonio, the premises liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery represent clients throughout Texas who have been seriously injured by dog bites, slip and fall, inadequate security, and other property accidents. If you have been seriously injured as a result of a property owner's failure to maintain the property in a safe condition we can help.
Contact our attorneys today online or at (210) 774-6445 to schedule a free confidential consultation.
Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Premises liability cases generally fall into two main categories:
- Slip and Falls: The first type of premises liability claim is what is commonly known as a slip and fall case. Slip and fall accidents (sometimes called "trip and fall" accidents) can occur in stores, malls, restaurants, parking lots, sidewalks, public, and private places. They can also occur when businesses or homeowners fail to provide warnings on wet floors, when handrails are loose, or when stairs are missing a step.
- Inadequate Security: The other main area of premises liability concerns inadequate security. Inadequate security cases usually involve those situations where people are victims of crime on the business premises. Many of these claims arise at hotels, apartments, or shopping centers. Under Texas law, owners of these premises are responsible for the harm if the likelihood of criminal activity is reasonably foreseeable. These are often difficult cases for an injured person, and a complete investigation and thorough preparation is necessary for a successful result.
In negligent security and slip and fall cases, the main legal hurdle a claimant usually has to overcome is to prove that the premises owner had knowledge of or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition which caused the accident. This can be shown through the testimony of witnesses, crime reports, or other forms of evidence. An immediate investigation is often the most important key to locating witnesses and evidence of the property owner's knowledge. Obtaining witnesses' names and photographs of the site before the premises owner has an opportunity to remedy and correct the dangerous condition is very important.
Premises Liability FAQs
If you were injured by a dangerous condition on someone else's property, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Of course, a lot depends on the specific circumstances. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our premises liability attorneys in San Antonio are experienced in helping injured people in these cases and can advise you about your legal options. Here, we’ve compiled and provided answers to some common questions about premises liability.
Don't property owners get to do whatever they want?
No, not entirely. If a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition on property open to the public, the owner has an obligation to address the condition by fixing it or providing warnings about it.
What does the term "premises liability" refer to?
Premises liability is essentially just another way of saying liability for dangerous property conditions.
What are some common examples of premises liability?
One common example is when a business, such as a restaurant, store, or shopping mall has slippery floors or unsafe sidewalks that cause a slip and fall accident. In this situation, the property owner may be liable for injuries caused by a fall.
Another common example is failure to keep tenants safe in an apartment building that has experienced assaults or other criminal conduct. Under certain conditions, a tenant injured in this setting can bring an injury claim based on inadequate security.
What about attacks by pets?
A lot depends on the circumstances. One scenario is when a dog bites someone who has been invited into a residence. Homeowners insurance is often available as a source of compensation in such cases.
Know Your Rights—Contact Our Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you suffered a severe injury due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property, it makes sense to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable lawyer. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we have the experience to properly advise you and assist you in a broad spectrum of premises liability actions. Contact our San Antonio, Texas, office today. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Home and hospital visits are available by request for serious personal injury victims, so do not worry about traveling to us—we can come to you.
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