Premises Liability

Crash Alert: Icy conditions complicate AFD response to apartment fire

AUSTIN, TX – Icy conditions brought on by the winter storms gripping Central Texas complicated the Austin Fire Department’s response to an apartment fire on Brodie Lane yesterday. KXAN reports that frozen pipes and fire hydrants impeded firefighters’ progress as they combatted a blaze that had broken out at an apartment complex located at 6607

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FAQ: Can You Sue Someone for Killing Your Pet?

If your pet is killed by someone, you can sue. However, the question is, Should you sue? And, will you prevail if you do file a lawsuit? This depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Losing a pet is always difficult, and in the immediate aftermath of the loss, the pet owner may

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FAQ: What if a loved one or friend is responsible? I don’t want to sue them, but my medical bills are piling up!

This is a tricky and sticky situation for sure. If you are injured on a loved one or family member’s property, don’t fret, you do not have to sue them immediately to recover for your injuries. As long as they have insurance, and the insurance company does what is right, you can make your claim

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FAQ: What are common causes of slip and fall injuries?

A slip and fall injury can occur at any time on any surface. Common cases can result from a wet floor due to a spill or rain/snow, a torn carpet, uneven sidewalk or pavement, ice, or just plain clumsiness. Further, certain areas require different precautions; for example, mats around the grape island in a supermarket.

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Crash Alert: UPDATE Investigation underway into North Austin crane accident

AUSTIN, TX – Paramedics in North Austin rushed to a construction site near Mueller Lake Park after reports of a major crane collision came in at about 9:38 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to the Austin American Statesman, the two cranes were operating at a construction site in the 1600 block of Robert Browning Street, which

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Crash Alert: Over 20 injured in North Austin crane collision

AUSTIN, TX – Sixteen people were hospitalized and six others injured after two cranes collided in Northeast Austin. According to CNN, the incident happened within the 1600 block of Robert Browning Street at about 10:00 a.m. Officials have described the incident as a crane vs. crane accident at a construction site. No structural collapses resulted

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FAQ: If a property owner is found responsible for my personal injuries, what can I recover?

If a property owner is responsible for your injuries on their property, you may be able to recover several different types of damages related to your claims, including: past and future medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering and mental anguish, past lost wages and future lost earning capacity, etc. You may also be

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FAQ: If I was assaulted at an apartment complex, can I sue the owner?

You can sue anyone for anything at any time. It is more a question of who is going to pay, and how? If you have been assaulted and injured at an apartment complex, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. While the individual responsible for the attack is always liable, a personal injury attorney

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FAQ: Can a neighbor be held liable if my young child got into his pool and drowns? Or nearly drowns?

Possibly. Many times children are afforded additional care and consideration because they are younger and more naïve than adults. In situations where a child cannot reasonably be expected to resist temptation, such as a pool, a neighbor can be held liable even if the child trespasses on their property, because of the attractive nuisance doctrine.

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FAQ: Is the store owner responsible if I slip, fall and suffer an injury inside the store?

Maybe. It depends on the nature and circumstances surrounding the fall. If you fell due to some sort of hazardous condition, the answer may be yes. However, if you fell due to some sort of horseplay or intentionally fell, you will not be able to recover for your claims. If you believe you were injured

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