Premises Liability

FAQ: If someone falls and hurts herself on a hotel’s premises, does she have any recourse against the hotel?

Maybe. It depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the fall. Was there a hazardous condition present? Did the hotel know about the defect? Does the business have insurance or assets to recover from? What type of injury occurred? All of these questions and more would need to be answered first. If you have been

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FAQ: If I am visiting a friend’s house, and am attacked by their dog, can I pursue a claim?

Yes, you can pursue a claim. This is typically done through their homeowners or renters insurance. While it sounds easy, these claims are difficult and have several legal issues to investigate. Home owners and renters insurance policies generally exclude certain types of dogs, and sometimes, attacks in general. The insurance companies are in the business

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FAQ: What if I am hurt on someone else’s property?

If you are hurt on someone else’s property, you should contact an Austin personal injury lawyer. A personal injury attorney can identify what causes of action and what claims you may have. The lawyer can also identify the classification of visitor you were on the property and what duties were owed to you as a

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FAQ: If someone gets hurt while working on your property, are you liable?

Maybe. It depends on what they were doing at the time. As an invitee, someone on your property for mutual benefit is owed a great duty of care. This means you not only have to warn or make the property safe for them, you also have a heightened duty to inspect and can even be

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FAQ: If someone is injured on your property, are you liable?

Possibly, it depends. First you would have to determine what their status was as a visitor on your property. The visitors status will determine what duties you owed them while they were on the property, and can help determine if you have liability or not as the property owner. Typically, invitee visitors are owed the

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FAQ: Can you sue a homeowner if you fall on their property?

You can always sue anyone for virtually anything, the question you should really be asking is: Should you? If you fall at someone else’s house, there are several things to consider before you sue, first: were you injured? If so, second: does the homeowner have homeowner’s insurance on the property? Or, if they are renting,

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FAQ: What does “premises injury” mean?

“Premises injury” is typically a term that describes an injury which occurs on someone else’s property. This could be an injury at a business, a friend’s house or any other place that you are visiting or invited into. Premises liability claims are very complex, so if you are injured on someone else’s property, call Funk

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What to Do About Swimming Pool Injuries?

Swimming pools have the potential of causing serious injuries or death at home, at the neighbors, or public locations including community centers, apartment complexes, and hotels. The risks are elevated when there is a lack of supervision, no lifeguard on duty or hazards around the pool perimeter. Pools and Premises Liability It is the pool

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Accidents in Construction Sites

Accidents in Construction Sites Constructions sites are among the most accident-prone places. Every year thousands of workers are injured and hundreds of them are killed in construction zones. The leading cause of fatalities in constructions sites are from falls, being struck by falling or swinging objects, electrocution and caught-in/between objects. According to OSHA, 806 people

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