Getting hurt is never fun. It can be even harder to deal with the aftermath if the careless actions of a property owner contributed to your accident. Property owners that fail to correct or warn of dangerous conditions are responsible for accidents that occur on their property.
You may be eligible to recover compensation in a premises liability case. A Texas premises liability lawyer from Domingo Garcia can help you with your case. We will determine if you have a case for FREE. There is never a charge unless you receive a money recovery.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability has to do with property owners and their responsibility to maintain safe areas. For example, property owners of a business should work to maintain walkways and other areas that have the potential to be hazardous.
Cracked or slippery pavement, uneven stairways, or loose railings can cause injuries to an unsuspecting person. When there are hazards in a particular area, property owners should provide people with adequate warnings so they can avoid potential dangers.
If you experience an injury on someone else’s property, that property owner might be legally responsible. In these cases, you may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability case. Suppose your loved one was killed on someone else’s property in an accident. In that case, you might be able to file a wrongful death case against the responsible property owner.
What Compensation Can I Receive in a Premises Liability Case?
The exact amount you can get in compensation will depend on what happened, the damages you sustained, and who was responsible. Ultimately, we won’t know how much your case is worth until after we have been able to negotiate to reach a settlement. However, we will carefully review what happened and the costs you have experienced since the accident.
Compensation should help you move forward after an accident on someone else’s property, ideally with no additional cost to you. For example, compensation can help to cover your medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and lost wages. You may also be able to recover compensation for things like the physical or emotional pain and suffering you experienced because of what happened.
Compensation for the Clients of Domingo Garcia
We help our clients in several personal injury areas, including premises liability cases. Consider some of the payouts our clients have received through our firm’s work. These amounts do not include legal fees and expenses:
- $4,350,000 after a client experienced a fall due to a lack of guardrails
- $3,750,000 due to improper guardrail maintenance that resulted in paraplegia
- $2,100,000 after a balcony collapse that resulted in a broken ankle
Injuries in a Premises Liability Case
Your specific injuries will depend on what happened. In cases of more severe injuries, your chances of recovering a more significant amount of compensation also tend to increase.
Some injuries are minimal, while others can take ample time to heal. For example, slip and fall accidents can cause many injuries. If you fall and hit your head, you could experience a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can require immediate, life-saving interventions. You could also have broken bones, which take extensive time to heal.
If you experienced a crushing injury, such as from something falling on or colliding with you, you could have broken bones and soft tissue injuries. Crushing injuries to the chest can be life-threatening, particularly if you sustain damage to your heart or lungs.
Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death Cases
While some injuries may only be minor, other accidents can cause extensive damages and even wrongful death. For example, high-level injuries on the spinal cord can lead to complete paralysis and loss of feeling below the level of the injury. Other catastrophic injuries could be those that cause other permanent severe disabilities or severe disfigurement.
These severe cases significantly impact your life and can change how your day-to-day life operates. This is part of why compensation in these cases can be more substantial than in cases with minimal injuries.
Working With a Texas Premises Liability Lawyer
It can feel overwhelming after experiencing any accident that results in severe injury. It can also be challenging to handle these sorts of cases on your own. It can be helpful to consult with an experienced attorney that can assist you with your case. Your lawyer is both your legal representation and legal counsel.
Your attorney will carefully review what happened in your case, including which property owners may be responsible. They will evaluate the damages you experienced and help you determine what sort of compensation you may be able to recover.
Throughout negotiations and all aspects of your case, your lawyer will keep you updated and answer any questions you may have about your case.
Costs of Hiring a Premises Liability Lawyer
Our legal team at Domingo Garcia uses a contingency fee structure. This means you can access our legal experience without worrying about upfront legal costs. We will only charge you for our services if we help you get compensation. We take a percentage to cover legal fees and costs from the amount you get in compensation.
How Long do I Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
State laws dictate how long you have to file a lawsuit. In Texas, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit. This deadline would include cases involving premises liability.
It can be helpful to consult with a Texas premises liability lawyer early on to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines related to your case. At your initial consultation, you can understand your legal options, even if you choose not to pursue your case further.
Begin Your Premises Liability Case With a Free Consultation Today
You don’t have to navigate your Texas premises liability case on your own. Our legal team experts at Domingo Garcia are ready to help you in any way we can. It all starts with an honest conversation where you tell us what happened.
We will review your case for free so that you can understand your options in your premises liability case. You can contact us today to get started.