Premises Liability

Premises LiabilityProperty owners in the State of Texas have specific responsibilities to the people who access and use their property. While the responsibilities are too complicated to discuss here, property owners sometimes fail to comply with their duties. Often, those failures result in someone being seriously injured or killed while using their property. 

If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for your harm and losses. Whether you slipped and fell on a wet floor or sidewalk, tripped on a broken step, or suffered injuries from a dog or other domestic animal attack, an experienced lawyer can help you recover monetary damages for any medical expenses, lost wages, and physical pain and suffering.

Under the law, residential and commercial property owners have a duty to maintain their property so as to avoid injury to customers or visitors. Or, they must provide adequate warning of any known or expected hazards. If you are injured on someone else’s property or commercial premises because these standards weren’t met, you can seek full and fair compensation for your injury and damages.

Property-Related Injuries

Our firm aggressively protects the rights of injured people. We handle a wide range of premises-related injuries, including

  • Slips and falls: You can recover compensation for damages caused by slippery floors or sidewalks, cracked pavement, broken or defective steps or stairways, and more.|
  • Animal attacks: You may be compensated if you are a dog bite victim or subject to another animal attack.
  • Negligent security: You could be compensated if you suffered physical injury in an attack, such as a mugging that could have been avoided if reasonable security measures were in place. 

Other types of premises liability injury include:

  • Ceiling collapse
  • Elevator accident
  • Fire safety and building code violations
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Supermarket accidents
  • Pothole accidents

Elements of a Premises Liability Claim

Our premises liability lawyers have worked with many injured parties covering a wide variety of hazards that have placed unsuspecting people in harm’s way. In a premises liability claim, the injured party and their attorney must prove four elements:

  1. The property owner or entity in control of the premises had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition that led to an injury.
  2. The hazardous condition posed an unreasonable risk of harm.
  3. The property owner or entity in control of the premise failed in their duty to take reasonable care to reduce, mitigate, or eliminate the risk.
  4. The risk was the legal cause of the injured party’s harm or damage.

The Property Owner’s Insurance Company is Not Your Friend

You Need An Advocate on Your Side

The insurance company for the property owner of the premises where you were injured is likely not fully committed to finding out the truth about what happened. If the truth is revealed, they will be required to pay you what is fair and reasonable for the injuries you sustained in the incident. Instead, they are there to figure out how to pay as little as possible to you for the damages caused when you were injured on their property. That’s because insurance companies are only truly concerned about protecting their profits and bottom line.   

You need a lawyer and a law firm to fight with the insurance company from the very beginning. Your premises liability attorney can hold the insurance company’s feet to the fire and make sure that they treat and compensate you fairly for the injuries you sustained during the premises liability incident caused by their insured

If you or a loved one has been injured, or you have a loved one who has been killed in a premises liability incident, contact us by using the form below or by calling our law firm now.