Austin Premises Liability Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries because of the dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. To do so, you will need to file a premises liability lawsuit. The knowledgeable Austin personal injury lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP can help you do just that.
Contact our experienced legal team in Austin, TX to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more today.
How Our Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys Can Assist You With Your Lawsuit
When you walk into a bank, grocery store, or shopping mall, you expect to be able to go about your business safely. You expect to be able to walk from one end of the property to the other without worrying about slipping on a wet floor or having something fall on your head. Unfortunately, however, some property owners fail to properly maintain their premises – something which inevitably results in accidents.
The legal team at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP has been helping the people of Austin fight for compensation for years. When you hire us to represent you in your premises liability case, we will:
Provide You With Sound Legal Advice
As you make your way through your premises liability lawsuit, you will almost certainly need to make lots of difficult decisions. Unfortunately, if you make a wrong move, it could severely hamper your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Having worked on countless premises liability cases over the years, our experienced attorneys know how to navigate these challenging choices. When you hire us to represent you, we will be by your side every step of the way – providing you with the advice you need to avoid making a costly mistake.
Negotiate with the Other Party’s Insurance Company on Your Behalf
Once your lawsuit has been formally filed with the court, it probably won’t be long before the other party’s insurance company gets in touch to offer a settlement deal. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that their initial offer will be quite a bit lower than the true value of your case. To get them to increase their terms, some negotiation will be needed.
The lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP in Austin have years of experience negotiating with tight-fisted insurance companies. When you work with us, we will put all of our knowledge into practice to negotiate the best possible settlement deal for you.
Represent You in Court
If the other party’s insurance company is unwilling to settle, you may need to take your lawsuit to court. This trial will decide whether you are eligible for compensation and how large a check you should receive. With so much riding on the outcome of the trial, you would be well-advised to have an experienced lawyer represent you throughout.
Our legal team has years of experience arguing in court. We understand how to argue a case in a way that will resonate with a judge and jury. When you hire us, you can be confident that your case will receive a fair hearing in court.
If you would like to enlist the services of a Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP premises liability lawyer, all you need to do is give us a call or send us a message through our online contact form. We would then be happy to set up a free consultation to review your case in greater detail.
How Do Texas Premises Liability Accidents Happen?
Texas premises liability accidents can happen in a wide variety of different ways. A short sampling of some of the most common causes of accidents would include:
Wet corridors and icy sidewalks can cause serious injuries through slips and falls. As such, property owners are required to provide visitors with warnings about any such hazards. A simple “Wet Floor” sign will usually suffice.
Inadequate Safety Measures
When welcoming visitors onto their premises, property owners must ensure that all possible precautions are taken to keep them safe. At a hotel, this may mean making sure that the swimming pool is adequately fenced in. At a factory, it may mean making sure that all dangerous chemicals are properly stored. Failing to take steps to ensure visitor safety can result in drowning, burns, and other serious injuries.
Property owners are responsible for the animals on their premises. Unfortunately, not everybody is careful about ensuring that security dogs are adequately restrained or livestock are properly fenced in. As a result, dog bites and other animal attacks are quite common.
If you would like to seek compensation after being injured in any of the ways listed above, please contact the Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP team as soon as possible. We will review the viability of your case and let you know how much financial restitution you may be eligible for.
Who Can Pursue Compensation After Being Injured on Someone Else’s Property?
As part of your premises liability lawsuit, you will need to establish the category of visitor that you fall into. The type of visitor that you are classified as can have a significant bearing on the amount of compensation you are likely to receive.
The following visitor types are all eligible to pursue compensation when injured on someone else’s property:
If you have the permission or consent of the property owner or their representative to enter business premises, you are classified as an invitee.
You will generally fall into this category if you enter a grocery store to pick up some food or if you walk into a bank to deposit some cash.
When you enter a piece of property as an invitee, the owner has a duty to warn you about or remove any hazards that could cause you to suffer an injury.
When you enter private property with the consent or permission of the owner, you are generally classified as a licensee. You would, for instance, be categorized as a licensee if you visit your friend’s house after they sent you a text asking you to come over.
When visiting a property as a licensee, you are entitled to know about the existence of any hazards. However, the property owner is not necessarily obligated to fix them.
If you enter a piece of property without the consent or permission of the owner, you will be classed as a trespasser. When you visit premises as a trespasser, the owner must only warn you about any extremely hazardous risks on the property. This is usually done through prominently placed signage.
The attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP in Austin are well versed in all aspects of Texas premises liability laws. This knowledge gives us the ability to make sure that you are placed in the correct visitor category. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your case.
How Much Compensation Can Be Claimed in a Premises Liability Case?
If you are involved in an accident on someone else’s property, the amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. If your health concerns are relatively minor, your settlement check will probably follow suit. However, if your injuries are serious and long-lasting, you will most likely receive a much more sizeable payout.
No matter how large or small your settlement check may be, it should help you to pay for many of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative care expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you would like to learn more about the amount of money you are likely to receive for your injuries, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP. Our skilled Austin personal injury attorneys will be more than happy to review the details of your case and provide you with our best estimate.
Proving Fault in a Texas Premises Liability Case
Proving fault after an accident on someone else’s property isn’t always easy. However, it is a necessary part of all premises liability cases.
In the state of Texas, you will generally need to prove the following four elements if you are to receive any compensation from your lawsuit:
- There was a hazardous or unsafe condition on the property that posed harm to any visitors.
- The property owner or their representative should have known about the unsafe condition.
- The property owner of their representative failed to remove the condition or alert visitors to its presence.
- The unsafe condition directly caused your injuries.
The attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP in Austin, TX have worked on countless premises liability cases over the years. As a result, we know what is required to prove each of the four elements listed above. To enlist our help with your case, just give us a call and set up a free consultation with a member of our team.
Call Our Austin Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If you need an Austin personal injury lawyer to represent you in your premises liability case, look no further than the experts here at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP. Our knowledge of the law and experience in the industry gives us all of the tools we need to fight vigorously on your behalf. Give us a call or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation and take the first steps toward retrieving the compensation you deserve.