Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer in Houston
Seeking Compensation After a Property-Related Accident
Spilled products in the grocery store, uneven sidewalks, poorly lit stairwells, and other minor hazards are common, but these everyday dangers can lead to serious injuries. Premises owners are obligated to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. If you slipped and fell on someone else's property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses and other costs.
Injured on someone else’s property? Contact the Daspit Law Firm for help.
Who Is Eligible to File a Premises Liability Claim?
According to Texas law, property owners owe visitors a "duty of care," which is a legal obligation to warn or protect visitors from certain mishaps. This might include a slippery surface in a department store or an unmarked step. Some visitors may not be entitled to this protection, though.
Under Texas law, there are three types of visitors:
An invitee is any person who enters the premises with the owner's knowledge or implied permission. An invitee enters the premises for his / her benefit and the property owner's benefit. Store customers fall into this category. Similarly, a licensee enters the premises with permission from the property owner, but for his / her own purposes instead. This might include a guest at a social function.
Unlike invitees and licensees, trespassers do not have permission from the property owner to enter the premises. A trespasser is not entitled to compensation unless the owner purposefully causes an injury or is grossly negligent. If you did not enter property legally, you may not be eligible for any money to cover your injuries. Only invitees and licensees have the right to pursue compensation.
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If you or someone you love suffered a slip and fall injury, contact a personal injury lawyer from The Daspit Law Firm today. We offer top-tier accident representation for accident victims, and always take our cases on a contingency fee basis.
This means that you don't pay us unless we win your case. Call now for additional information about your rights after a slip and fall accident.