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Covid-19 Liability Shields For Corporations In Texas

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If you’re running a corporation in West Texas, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Covid-19 liability shields. Texas has been working to implement these liability shields for some time now, and this process becomes even more important as the United States begins to reopen its doors and resume business as usual. So what do you need to know about Covid-19 liability shields as a business owner in Texas?

To make sure all your bases are covered as the economy starts up again, you should probably consult with a qualified corporate attorney at your earliest convenience. An attorney can help you understand some of the key considerations as your corporation heads into a post-covid economy. New factors present a number of additional legal risks that you should definitely be aware of. With the help of a skilled lawyer, you can avoid potential lawsuits related to Covid-19.

What is a Covid-19 Liability Shield? 

A liability shield provides you with immunity from lawsuits. A Covid-19 liability shield specifically provides you with immunity against lawsuits related to Covid-19. This is important for corporations, because it means that they cannot be sued by customers or clients who have contracted the virus. A classic example is a restaurant owner who is sued by a patron who alleges that they contracted the virus while dining at their establishment.

Does Texas Have a Covid-19 Liability Shield? 

Many states have already provided businesses with some type of Covid-19 liability shield. These include South Dakota, Tennessee, and Arizona. These shields are quite broad and offer considerable protection to businesses and corporations. So what’s happening in Texas? Back in 2021, it was reported that Governor Abbott was pushing for a liability shield in Texas. This was during a time when Texas was experiencing some of the most Covid-19-related lawsuits of any state in the nation. Abbott referred to many of these lawsuits as “frivolous.”

Fast forward to May of 2021, and Texas was still trying to get a Covid-19 liability shield pushed through. It seems as though this will definitely happen at some point, but every day delayed represents a major risk for corporations in Texas, many of which are already dealing with Covid-19-related lawsuits.

What If I’m Facing a Covid-19 Lawsuit?

For the time being, the only real way to fight a Covid-19 lawsuit is the traditional way – enlist the help of a skilled team of lawyers and go from there. The silver lining is that Texas lawmakers seem to be quite sympathetic to the plight of companies during these troubling times, and they’re also aware that many of these lawsuits are completely pointless. That being said, getting help from a qualified legal team that specializes in corporate lawsuits is still critical.

Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today 

If you’re concerned about Covid-19 liability shields and the possibility of lawsuits as Texas reopens its doors for business, you should enlist the help of a skilled Brownsville commercial litigation attorney. Choose Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer, and you can work through these potential issues in a confident, efficient manner. We have considerable experience with corporate law, and we have represented a number of high-profile clients over the years. Book your consultation today, and we can develop an effective action plan together.

Resources:

jdsupra.com/legalnews/your-top-questions-about-covid-19-9888565/

law.com/texaslawyer/2021/05/12/texas-legislature-considers-shield-from-covid-19-liability-lawsuits-for-texas-businesses/

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