Property owners and controllers are required to provide safe spaces for anyone who enters the property, as described in Texas premises liability laws. When a guest, visitor, or patron is hurt on someone else’s property, it is possible for them to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. Successful claims must prove that the property owner failed their basic responsibility to protect, or at least not harm, the plaintiff.
Premises liability cases revolve around whether or not the property owner should have reasonably known about the hazardous or dangerous condition that hurt the plaintiff. For example, if the wooden front steps of a home have been rotting for years and crumble under a visitor’s step, the homeowner could be responsible. It can be argued they should have obviously known the steps were faulty and in need of significant repair.
A property owner might be able to successfully counter a premises liability claim by arguing that they did not have enough time to fix the issue before someone was harmed. In another example, imagine a shopper in a grocery store spilling juice on a back aisle. They walk away without telling anyone about the spill, but one minute later another shopper walks down the same aisle, slips on the juice, and gets hurt. The grocery store owner could argue for minimal or no liability, claiming they did not have any time to mop up the spill before the accident occurred.
After being hurt in a premises liability accident, like a slip and fall accident, you can rely on our personal injury attorneys to manage your claim. We are familiar with Texas premises liability law and know how to conduct thorough investigations to spot the true cause of your accident. Our lawyers are available 24/7, and we’ll even come to you if your injury prevents you from traveling to our office.
While it is true that the average premises liability claim involves a slip and fall accident, this is not the only type of accident that constitutes such a claim. Any injury directly related to the control or maintenance of property, or lack thereof, can be considered valid legal grounds for a premises liability claim.
Other common examples of premises liability claims are:
Understanding your rights in a premises liability case might not be the first thing on your mind after suffering a bad injury on someone else’s property. To stay focused on your own recuperation, come to our personal injury law firm for hardworking representation. In every case we handle, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on behalf of our client.
Contact The Daspit Law Firm for assistance after being hurt on someone else’s property.
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