Premises Liability Lawyer in El Paso
When visiting someone else’s property, such as a store or restaurant, the property owners are liable for accidents that may happen to you on their property due to unsafe conditions.
This can include failing to mark a wet floor or to advise to wear a hard hat. If you’ve been injured because of the negligence of a property owner, Joseph Law, PLLC, can help you build a case.
What is Premises Liability
Premises liability essentially makes property owners and landlords responsible for certain accidents that may happen on their property resulting in someone’s injuries. These accidents can be caused by uneven flooring, ice, fallen water, falling debris, broken curbs, and excavations. These issues, if known, should be clearly marked as to avoid injuries and accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability cases. Slip and falls are just as they sound: they involve injuries that are sustained from slipping and falling. This can include slipping on ice, a broken curb, and other possible hazards.
Statute of Limitations
There is a statute of limitations in Texas for slip and fall cases. The statute states that you must file your claim within two years of the accident. This statute applies to all personal injury cases in Texas. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
One of the biggest things you have to prove in a slip and fall case, as is with most premises liability cases, is that there is no comparative negligence. Some examples of comparative negligence include that you were trespassing or walking in an area that was closed off, you weren’t paying attention to your surroundings, you were wearing improper shoes, or you did not notice the hazard when it was obvious. These are some of the examples the person you are filing your claims against may use against you. It’s important to be able to show that these weren’t applicable to you and you sustained your injuries because there were hazards on their property that had no proper warnings.
When to Call a Lawyer
Working with a lawyer will make building a case easier. A premises liability lawyer will be able to help you navigate the legal world while also help you make a strong case. Joseph Law, LLC, is ready to help. Call today!