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Premises Liability

Beaumont Personal Injury

Properties change over time naturally and from wear and tear. Beaumont property owners are responsible to regularly inspect their property for and hazards that may have come up due to these inevitable changes. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you do not automatically have a case against the owner. If the owner was reasonably responsible in the upkeep of the property you probably do not have a case. It’s a good idea to check with a personal injury lawyer skilled in premises liability to see if the owner may have been negligent in the maintenance of the property. In this instance you may be able to collect damages for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you if the landowner did all that is necessary to protect the property by law. Carabin & Shaw have served the injured of Beaumont since 1992. We never charge a fee unless we win your case. Call or email our office today.

Slip and fall accidents injure thousands of people each year. Determining whether the Beaumont premises owner is at fault is more difficult than one might think. There is no clear cut way of determining fault in a slip and fall accident. Several factors must be considered such as whether the object should have been expected to be there, i.e. drainage grates and manhole covers. One must also be careful to watch where they are going and avoid certain objects where possible. A personal injury lawyer skilled in slip and fall accidents can help you determine if the landowner is at fault for your injuries or damages.

One of the following must be proven to have slip and fall claim:

  1. The landowner/possessor must have created the condition
  2. The landowner/possessor knew of the problem and failed to correct the problem
  3. The owner should have known about the danger because a “reasonable” person would have discovered the problem and fixed it.

The third situation is the most common in slip and fall situations. Liability is determined by the judge and jury based upon the steps the owner took or did not take to correct the problem. Deciding what a reasonable person would have done is based on what an owner would normally do to regularly clean and keep up the property. A lawyer can best help you determine the fault of the landowner in a slip and fall case. Important questions need to be asked and proven to determine if you have a case such as:

  • How long was the dangerous spot there and should the owner have known about it?
  • Does the owner have proof that the property is regularly cared for?
  • Could the lighting have been enhanced to enable you to see the dangerous surface better
  • Did the object have a good reason for being there?
  • Could it have been stored in another location?

The lawyers at Carabin and Shaw have been serving Texans since 1992 and are experienced in slip and fall cases. We can help you determine fault in your slip and fall case. Call our offices today to discuss your options. We work on a contingent fee basis which means you don’t pay unless we resolve your case.

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