San Antonio Premises Liability Attorneys
Helping People Injured By Negligent Property Owners
The term “premises liability” is a legal term that describes negligence or responsibility on the part of a property owner for someone else’s injury — the property owner is liable for something that happened on their premises. Property owners, such as building managers, nightclub owners, franchise businesses and others, are responsible for maintaining a reasonably safe premises. If you were injured by a hazardous condition on a property, you may have legal recourse.
The premises liability attorneys at Wyatt Law Firm are passionate about representing the wrongfully injured. We know how to go up against large corporations and businesses, in court and outside of court, to secure maximum financial compensation for our clients.
Call Wyatt Law Firm today and we will review your case for free! 210-340-5550.
We serve people throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi.
Examples of premises negligence cases we handle
Not sure if you have a claim? Get a better idea of some of the common premises liability cases we handle below –
- Slip-and-Fall Claims
One of the most common types of premises liability claims is the “slip-and-fall” claim. This is when a plaintiff slips, trips, or falls because of a hazardous condition on a property, and subsequently brings a claim against the party in control of that property.
- Nightclub Injuries
Unfortunately, there are a large number of premises liability cases in the San Antonio area in particular that originate at nightclubs. Common nightclub injuries are caused by inadequate lighting, fires, security failures leading to attacks, and alcohol-related injuries and deaths.
- Negligent Security
Often tied to nightclub incidents, negligent security claims involve failures in security (“security breaches”) that lead to injuries or death. If someone is attacked or robbed (a criminal act) they may have civil recourse against the property owner for failing to secure and protect the area.
- Amusement Park Accidents
Including slip-and-fall accidents, injuries on rides, parking lot accidents and other acts of negligence.
- Dog Bites
Attacks by dogs can result in devastating injuries or death. We fight for justice and compensation for dog bite victims.
- Swimming Pool Accidents
We represent people who have been injured in swimming pools at hotels, health clubs, municipal facilities, water parks, apartment complexes and private residences.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Our firm has a record of success in cases involving defective heaters and industrial equipment.
- Escalator Accidents
Poor design and maintenance of escalators can lead to injuries and death. We will be your strong advocate.
Amusement Park Accidents
A day at an amusement park can suddenly turn tragic when negligence results in a serious injury or death. As a victim of corporate negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. But evidence concerning such cases can disappear quickly. If you or a loved one has suffered harm at an amusement park or water park, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Standing Up For Victims Of Corporate Negligence
Wyatt Law Firm represents people in Texas amusement park accident cases involving:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Assaults by park staff or patrons
- Injuries and death caused by equipment failure or operator error
- Defective safety equipment on rides
- Parking lot accidents
- Drownings at water parks
- Other types of amusement park accidents
From shopping malls and department stores to airports and stadiums, escalators are used in all types of property applications to carry people from floor-to-floor. Escalators have been used to modernize pedestrian traffic by carrying larger groups of people at one time and at a more rapid pace.
While they are practical, very few people are actually aware of the dangers associated with escalators — and just how life-threatening escalator injuries can be.
Escalator accidents can occur in many ways, including:
- Excessive gaps between the side skirt, the escalator step, and the landing platforms
- Injuries caused by clothing, shoes, or other objects getting caught between platforms
- Injuries due to faulty manufacturing, negligent maintenance, or failure to inspect or repair
- Explosions caused by overheating or debris collecting in the undercarriage of the escalator
In some of the most highly publicized injuries, victims of escalator accidents have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries. Reported injuries include children losing toes while wearing Crocs brand shoes and riding the escalator, adults losing limbs due to articles of clothing getting stuck between the “teeth” of escalator platforms, and elderly individuals losing their balance due to a sudden stop and tumbling down the steps.
People go to nightclubs, bars, restaurants, lounges, and other social nightspots to have fun. They expect to spend a night on the town enjoying the nightlife, having a good time with friends, and relaxing with a couple of drinks. Rarely ever do they expect to be seriously injured. Accidents can happen at any time and any place, including nightclubs.
If you or someone you love was injured while attending a nightclub, take immediate action and contact our attorneys today. We can begin immediate investigations to determine the best course of action for your unique situation. Our entire legal team is here to listen to your story – and we make certain that your voice is heard in a court of law.
Responsibilities Of Property Owners In San Antonio
Like other property owners, nightclub owners are required to adhere to a specific set of rules, regulations, and laws. When followed, these codes ensure the safety and security of patrons and guests. Nightclub owners and operators have a responsibility to make sure their code complies. When they fail in this duty and people are injured, they can be held responsible.
In an effort to gain more profit or popularity in an increasingly competitive market, nightclub owners can sacrifice adherence to codes like maximum occupancy rules. This, combined with a primary focus on alcohol sales, can be a fatal combination that may put the lives of innocent attendees in jeopardy.
Common nightclub injuries are caused by:
- Negligent security leading to attacks, assaults, brawls, rapes, and violent fights
- Poor lighting or inadequate handrails on stairs or walkways, resulting in slip-and-fall injuries
- Negligent maintenance, such as leaving slick or sticky liquids on the floor, leading to slip-and-falls
- Fires or explosions caused by pyrotechnics or other defective equipment
- Injury or wrongful death sustained by a bouncer or patron
- Injury or wrongful death caused by over-pouring or over-serving alcoholic beverages
Benefits of Retaining Wyatt Law Firm
No Recovery – No Fee!
If we don’t win a financial recovery, our clients owe us nothing. Contingency fees free people up to choose the attorney best suited for their case, not simply one they can afford.
Advocating for the Injured Since 1990
For 25 years, we have been standing up for the wrongfully injured. Our experience gives us a distinctive advantage both in and outside of court.
Wondering if you have a claim? It costs nothing to contact us! With our free initial consultations, you can learn your legal rights and options.
Our firm gets results. While every case is different, and past results are no guarantee of future recovery, our recoveries indicate an ability to get clients the compensation they deserve.
Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC
21 Lynn Batts Lane, Suite 10
San Antonio, Texas 78218