Cinco Ranch Premises Liability Attorney
In Texas, premises liability is an umbrella term which includes swimming pool drownings, falls, dog bites, and other such non-vehicle accidents which occur away from home. Usually, a property hazard, like a wet spot on the floor, directly causes injury. Sometimes, the connection is indirect. For example, an assailant might attack a victim because a burned-out light made a parking lot pitch dark.
These cases are quite complex. They have several moving parts, and various insurance company defenses are available. So, you need a dedicated Cinco Ranch premises liability attorney from the West Law Office to stand up for you. We serve as a strong voice for you during court hearings. Furthermore, during settlement negotiations, we know when to stand firm and when to compromise. So, victims get maximum compensation for their serious injuries.
Premises Liability Accidents and Head Injuries
These wounds are among the most common premises liability injuries. They’re also extremely difficult to diagnose and treat.
Many head injury victims, especially fall victims, do not “feel” hurt. The brain usually conceals its own injuries. That’s why concussed athletes often want to go right back into the game. They legitimately feel okay. They don’t realize the true extent of their injuries.
Therefore, it’s always important to obtain a medical examination as quickly as possible following a fall injury or other personal injury, and not just for physical purposes. Unless victims see doctors straightaway, the insurance company usually later argues that their injuries must not have been very severe.
Brain injuries are permanent. Once brain cells die, they never regenerate. However, a combination of surgery and therapy can ease the symptoms and enable these victims to live somewhat normal lives.
Brain surgery to reduce bleeding is a very delicate procedure. But it’s usually necessary to prevent the injury from getting worse.
Physical therapy for a brain injury is nothing like physical therapy for a torn muscle. Brain injury therapists must train non-injured areas of the brain to take over lost functions. This process is long and arduous. Furthermore, progress often comes in fits and starts.
Your Claim for Damages
Most premises liability injury claims settle out of court. However, the process is usually not fast and easy.
Initially, attorneys usually send demand letters to insurance companies. If liability is clear, the insurance company has a duty to quickly settle the claim. But an insurance company defense, such as assumption of the risk, usually comes into play. Victims are legally and financially responsible for their own injuries if they:
- Voluntarily assume
- A known risk.
Insurance companies usually assert this defense if they signed a waiver or the owner displayed a warning sign. But waivers and signs don’t conclusively establish this defense. Sometimes, they do not even make it easier to prove.
Because of insurance company intransigence, most claims settle during mediation. A third party mediator, who is usually an unaffiliated Cinco Ranch premises liability attorney, works with both sides and tries to engineer a settlement. If both sides negotiate in good faith, which basically means they have open minds and are willing to make some compromises, mediation is usually successful.
Reach Out to a Diligent Fort Bend County Lawyer
Personal injury victims deserve fair compensation for their serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced Cinco Ranch personal injury attorney, contact The West Law Office. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.