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by Jeff Rasansky - December 7, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

iStock_000007967377XSmallIf you have a premise liability suit, you need to talk to a personal injury law firm. Such firms specialize in filing suits in cases where people are injured through no fault of their own and through the negligence of another. Negligence is one of the foundations of civil suits. It means that someone did not come through in their duties to someone in some regard. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the individual culpable for the injury was incompetent, just that they failed in a way that hurt another person.

The first part of filing a premise liability suit is to meet with a personal injury lawyer. You can find lawyers that offer free consultations. They’ll sit down with you and learn the details of your case. It may or not be viable and, even if the attorney agrees to take the case, there’s no way to guarantee that it will actually win. This will be up to a jury. In some cases, however, the person being filed against will choose to offer a settlement. In this case, your attorney will negotiate a suitable sum and, if you wish, you can take that payment instead of seeking a jury award in court.

There are situations where a personal injury attorney cannot help you. Engaging in dangerous activities, especially ones that are specifically prohibited by the premise owner generally makes these claims invalid. As an example, if you’re injured in a swimming pool after having had several drinks, it may be on your shoulders. This is particularly the case if you were adequately warned and decided to take a risk on your own volition. Premise liability involves cases where you weren’t doing anything wrong, but were injured because the property owner failed to do their job right.

A personal injury law firm sometimes allows clients to pursue these cases without paying upfront fees. You only pay if you get a settlement or a jury award. Contacting such a firm is a good first step in determining whether or not your case is a good one. If it is, the lawyer may be interested in helping you to file and pursue your case. This may involve giving and getting statements and other investigations. If the lawyer can establish that the premise owner was negligent and that the negligence was a proximate cause of your injuries, you may win your suit.

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