McAllen Premises Liability Attorneys
Premises liability holds a property owner responsible when conditions on their property cause an injury or damage to another person or property. Texas law requires property owners to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors.
If an escalator at La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Texas, malfunctions, for example, changing speed or direction without warning due to improper maintenance or defective parts, you can fall, get trampled on, or crushed. Such an unfortunate accident can cause broken bones, head injuries, disfigurement, and permanent disabilities. Read More
Similarly, if you’re eating out in McAllen and you slip and fall on your way to the restroom because of a spill or uneven ground, you might break a hip or hit your head. In both instances, the property owners owed you a duty of care, and their failure to maintain safe premises resulted in injury to yourself, possibly entitling you to compensation. A premises liability lawyer can help you get a financial settlement for your injuries.
McAllen Premises liability cases usually arise due to the following hazards:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries around swimming pools
- Injuries at construction sites
- Animal attacks
- Inadequate security.
Specifically related to swimming pool accidents, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released data showing that Texas had the highest rate of child drownings in pools or spas in 2019.
An injured party’s level of liability imposed on a property owner depends on the injured party’s status when they were on the owner’s property. The injured party can be an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser, each of which can affect the property owner’s liability.
Premises liability laws are complicated, but at Patino Law Firm, our premises liability attorneys can properly assess your case, apply the appropriate legal standards, and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us now to find out if you have a claim.