Accidents on Someone Else’s Property May End in a Lawsuit

Premises liability is always an interesting area of the law. At times confusing, it deals with accidents that happen on other people’s property.

“Typically speaking, the rule of thumb when it comes to premises liability is that the owner, or the operator of a premises, has a duty to keep that property in a reasonably safe condition. In addition, they must warn others about any dangerous conditions that they know about, or should know about. This stipulation – should know about – is often times difficult to prove. If a slip and fall accident has happened on another’s property, it is a smart idea to make sure all the details of that accident are provided to an Austin personal injury lawyer,” indicated Beverly Aylmer of Lee, Gober & Reyna, Austin, Texas.

Slipping and falling may not seem like a big deal, however, falling hard may have some very serious consequences for the victim. “Most often slip, trip, and fall mishaps occur on public walking areas, balconies, swimming pools, parking garages, and staircases. This means that falling after tripping may happen just about anywhere including, work sites, airports, construction sites, amusement parks, grocery stores, apartment buildings, and shopping centers,” added Aylmer.

When it comes to premises liability, the plaintiff needs to prove at least one of three things. They need to prove that the property owner or those who work there, created the dangerous condition that caused personal injuries. “They may prove that the property owner knew about the hazardous condition, but didn’t do anything to fix it or correct it. They may also be able to show that the condition that ultimately caused the accident was around for long enough that the owner ought to have known about it,” outlined Aylmer.

“In cases like this, collecting evidence is the whole key to the case. If that evidence is not secured right away, it may be lost or destroyed over time. In any case that deals with premises liability, call a seasoned Austin personal injury lawyer to assess the case,” said Beverly Aylmer of Lee, Gober & Reyna, Austin, Texas.  An Austin personal injury lawyer needs to collect evidence as soon as possible and start protecting the rights of the client.

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