Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents in El Paso
In short, premises liability refers to situations where a person’s property is in an unsafe or defective condition and another person is injured as a result. Like many other personal injury cases, premises liability cases are often based on negligence, which means that they failed to use reasonable care in maintaining the property. In these cases, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent and that their injuries are a direct result of that negligence.
Just because someone was injured on someone else’s property doesn’t mean the property owner was negligent, and just because the property isn’t in good condition doesn’t mean the owner was negligent either. This is why it’s important to have an excellent El Paso premises liability attorney at your side to ensure that you receive proper compensation.
Common examples of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Dog Bites
- Amusement park accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents tend to be a common kind of premises liability case. Many people file lawsuits after falling at work, in a public place, or in someone else’s home. Often, dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, poor lighting, wet floors, or narrow stairs can cause a person to fall and be injured. Slip and fall accidents also occur outdoors, especially if the ground is slick due to snow or rain, or if there’s a pothole or other hazard on the ground.
In order to receive damages in these cases, you must have sustained an injury, even if the injury is considered to be minor. As in other premises liability accidents, the victim needs the best possible legal assistance to prove the other party’s negligence and win the best possible outcome. At Cazares Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping those who have been hurt and getting the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured in a premises liability case or specifically a slip and fall accident, contact us today.