Premises Liability Lawyer
in Austin Texas
Work was being done on the building’s front entrance, so the landlord sent people around the side of the building to another entrance. The path was poorly lit. The woman didn’t see the foot-and-a-half deep hole before she fell in, breaking her leg in two places.
When a building’s owner knows the lighting is insufficient or when a manager is aware of a safety hazard and does nothing to fix it or warn people, these owners and managers should be held responsible for the personal injuries that result.
Holding Property Owners Accountable For Injuries
At the personal injury law firm of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. we help people who have been harmed by the negligence of a property owners. These claims may be pursued when visitors to commercial establishments like stores, bars, nightclubs, gas stations and hotels are hurt on the premises. They may also be pursued against negligent rental property owners in cases involving apartment building fires and other types of accidents.
We handle claims involving:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Staircase accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Negligent Security
- Swimming Pool Accidents
These cases can be complex. It is important to understand that a property owner may not be held accountable unless it can be proven that his or her action or inaction contributed to the accident. In other words, if the accident was not something the owner could have prevented, a claim may not be successful. However, if, for example, the property owner was well aware of a hazard and took no steps to remedy it, he or she should be held accountable.