Perhaps you were going to see a movie with your friend when you slipped on a puddle in the bathroom and hit your head. Or perhaps you were shopping at your local convenience store when a large store display fell and broke your collarbone. No matter how it happens, being hurt because of someone else’s carelessness is serious.
You may have thought that the property manager obviously could have prevented the hazard that caused you to get hurt if they had just taken a little extra care. Unfortunately, the insurance company representing the property manager may see it differently.
What to Prove When Fighting Back in a Texas Premises Liability Claim
Insurance adjusters that represent property managers are skilled at finding ways to pay you as little as possible in a settlement. The biggest trick they use to do this is to prove that you had at least some portion of fault in the accident.
To be smart about fighting your premises liability claim in Texas, you must prove:
- The property owner could foresee the potential for harm.
- The property owner had control over the premises at the time of the accident.
- The injuries you received were a direct result of your fall.
- You did not have any portion of responsibility for your injuries.
Although you may be confident that each of these statements is true, proving them to the insurance adjuster is another story. It requires significant research, experience, and an in-depth understanding of the law.
Hiring a Texas Premises Liability Attorney Is a Smart Decision for Your Case
Hiring someone to help you prove each of these points and fight on your behalf is a smart decision. Not only do you put someone who knows what to look for, how to document, and what to present in this type of claim, but you also give yourself the peace of mind you need to relax and recover.
We hate to see people get hurt. Worse yet, we hate to see innocent victims get taken advantage of by not being given the compensation they deserve.
Let our family of Texas premises liability attorneys help your family pick up the pieces after a premises liability accident caused you pain. Call us today to get started on your claim and learn more about what we can do to help you in your specific case.