McAllen Premises Liability Attorney
Whether you are visiting a store or simply walking down some steps, if you are injured on another person’s property, the owner may be responsible. Property owners have a certain obligation to maintain and keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. Therefore, if an owner or property manager’s negligence results in serious injuries or other losses, the victim may be entitled to compensation. If you believe you have a premises liability case after being injured on another person’s property, call the De La Garza Law Firm. We can discuss your rights in a free case evaluation.
Why Work With Our South Texas Firm?
- The amount of compensation we have recovered for clients in verdicts and settlements over the past year and a half, totals more than $5 million.
- Rafael De La Garza, our founding attorney, will give you an honest assessment before personally handling your case.
- We accept every premises liability claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning that unless we recover money for you in your case, you will not owe us attorneys’ fees.
Why You Need A McAllen Premises Liability Lawyer
A premises liability lawsuit will involve the property owner’s insurance company, which will send the full weight of their resources against you. Their goal is to simply improve their bottom line, and may even use tactics to deny or devalue your claim. Without the assistance of a legal team well versed in premises liability claims and dealing with insurers, you may have trouble obtaining the compensation you deserve. Especially if the amount of damages is high. An experienced injury lawyer can properly calculate your damages and protect you from settling for less.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents in Texas
The term “premises liability” covers a broad range of accidents and injuries that can occur on someone else’s property, including:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents (most common)
- Negligent security (can allow for assaults and other violent incidents)
- Fallen object accidents
- Falls from heights
- Inadequate lighting
- Uneven flooring
- Missing or broken handrails on stairways
- Dog bites and/or animal attacks
- Carbon monoxide and other toxic fume accidents
- Swimming pool and other drowning accidents
- Structural collapses
- Elevator and escalator accidents
These types of accidents may occur anywhere, such as a sidewalk, a grocery store, any other business, or a private residence.
Do You Have a Premises Liability Case?
In order to have an actionable premises liability claim, the case must contain the following elements:
- The owner was in control of the property at the time of the accident and injury.
- The owner was negligent in the maintenance of the property, creating an unreasonable hazard.
- The owner knew or should have known about the danger, and failed to take action by either fixing it or warning visitors.
- The owner’s negligence directly led to your injuries and losses.
Other examples of how an owner can be negligent are by refusing or failing to inspect a property or complete maintenance in a timely manner. Victims who can successfully prove a premises liability claim have the right to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Our Skilled Injury Attorneys Can Help You
After being injured on someone else’s property, you shouldn’t be left paying the financial consequences. Contact our McAllen personal injury lawyers through our online form, or reach us directly by calling (956) 533-1426.