Accidents Happen, But Someone Else May Be Responsible
Accidents can happen anywhere. You could slip on a wet floor in a restaurant, trip on a broken sidewalk or injure yourself at an amusement park. Premises liability laws are in place to ensure businesses and property owners provide safe conditions for visitors invited to their property. When an owner ignores a safety concern, such as not fixing a broken staircase, and someone gets hurt, they can be held liable for that injury.
Premises liability law can be very complex. It includes determining whether the property owner had a duty and if they failed to perform it. Property owners are not liable by default. We can advise you on your case and help you determine if your case qualifies.
With years of experience practicing personal injury law in McAllen, Texas, The Law Office of Lino H. Ochoa has unique experience representing plaintiffs and defendants and knows how each side operates.
More Than Just A Slip And Fall
Like other personal injury cases, premises liability stems from instances where a negligent party caused another to be injured. In premises liability cases, the negligent party is usually a property owner, manager or business.
Premises liability accidents can occur in a variety of situations, including:
- Slip and falls
- Defective stairways
- Sidewalk trip and falls
- Inadequate lighting
These accidents can happen anywhere, from grocery stores and restaurants to local swimming pools and shopping malls. In these places of business, the owner or manager owes a duty of care to make every effort to keep visitors safe, such as cleaning up spills, fixing railings and placing a wet floor sign. If they fail to take these steps, they can be found negligent for your injury, and you may be able to attain compensation.
Often, premises liability cases can become complicated due to property owners denying liability, lying about property conditions and even destroying evidence related to your accident. Insurance companies often fight to deny premises liability claims, and they will do everything they can do deny your case or present a low settlement. That is why you need an experienced attorney by your side. We can help you gather the evidence before it is destroyed and negotiate with insurance companies so that you can get what you deserve.
Don’t Get Taken Advantage Of
We have experience representing both sides in a premises liability matter. We know how big insurance companies work. Contact Lino's Law now to learn more about how we can help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries. Call at 956-468-3609 or fill out an online form to schedule a free consultation.