When A Personal Injury Occurs On The Property Of Another
Based in San Antonio, the premises liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery represent clients throughout Texas who have been seriously injured on other people’s property through:
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall accidents
- Assault in areas with inadequate security
- Other accidents involving dangerous conditions
If you have been seriously injured because of a property owner’s failure to maintain their property in a safe condition, inadequate security or a fall, please contact our attorneys today to schedule a free confidential consultation.
Slip-And-Fall: A Common Cause Of Accidental Injuries In San Antonio
Premises liability cases generally fall into two main categories. The first is what is commonly known as a slip-and-fall case. Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents can occur on sidewalks and in stores, office buildings, malls, restaurants, parking lots, and other public and private places. They sometimes occur when businesses or homeowners fail to provide warnings about wet floors, when handrails are loose and when stairs are in poor condition.
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 are necessary for a successful result.
In negligent security cases, the main legal hurdle a claimant usually has to overcome is to prove that the premises owner had knowledge or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition that 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.
Discuss Your Premises Liability Case With A Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we have the experience to answer your questions and advise you on a broad spectrum of premises liability actions. Contact our San Antonio, Texas, office today by email or by phone at 210-340-0900. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Home and hospital visits are available by request.