Say that you were walking into a store you assumed to be safe and slipped on a floor that was slippery and wet. The owners or possessor of that store are legally responsible for the safety of their patrons. That means that any injury or accident that can occur at a business, store, or in…
Say that you were walking into a store you assumed to be safe and slipped on a floor that was slippery and wet. The owners or possessor of that store are legally responsible for the safety of their patrons. That means that any injury or accident that can occur at a business, store, or in a school may be the financial and legal responsibility of the premises. These places are required by state law to be safe and free of hazards.
Some accidents which involve the operation or maintenance of a property can be considered premises liability cases, such as:
- Slippery or icy surfaces
- Broken pavement
- Poor lighting
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Falling objects or merchandise
- Defective equipment, such as stairs or escalators
There are also premises accidents which can result from security issues, such as:
- Improperly trained staff
- Broken security gates
- Failure to warn about unsafe conditions
- Missing or inadequate signage
There are additional accidents that can be tried as premises liability cases such as animal attacks or drowning accidents. These types are more typical to personal homes rather than businesses.
It is not merely enough to be injured at a place to receive compensation. It is necessary to prove that the owner of the property took part in creating the hazardous environment, or knew about the issue and failed to resolve it or warn patrons of any imminent danger.
If this can be proven, then the injured party can be compensated for medical expenses, unearned wages, and suffering. There are other aspects of a premises liability case which should be reviewed by a legal professional. Contact the law offices of Alexander Begum in San Antonio to speak to an attorney who is knowledgeable about the laws of Texas and can thoroughly review your case.