From slip-and-fall accidents to tripping on faulty stairs to, many personal injuries can occur on property owned by another person or business.
The law of premises liability exists to hold property owners responsible for injuries on their property resulting from an unreasonably dangerous or defective condition of the property. If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property in Texas, whether a person or a business, you need to know your legal rights and options.
A Texas premises liability claim can result from many different types of injuries. The following are just some examples of the types of accidents that fall under premises liability law in Texas:
Premises liability cases generally involve a negligence claim, which is the way to hold someone responsible for conduct that causes an injury to another party. Negligence requires you to prove liability — that someone else, namely the property owner was responsible for the defect or danger which caused your injuries — as well as damages or financial losses that resulted from your injuries. In the case of a broken railing, for example, you’ll need to prove that the property owner owed you a duty of reasonable care to either fix the railing or warn you about it, and you’ll need to prove that the conduct of the owner — their actions or inactions — directly caused your injuries.
The type of duty owed to you by the property owner depends on your status when you were visiting the property:
The compensation you may seek in a Texas premises liability claim will vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case, the injuries you have suffered, and the resulting financial losses you have experienced. Generally, however, there are several categories of damages that you may be able to recover in these cases, such as:
If you’ve been injured in a Texas premises liability accident, there are numerous steps you can take to ensure you protect your legal rights and get the help you need to get back on your feet:
After a Texas premises liability accident, discussing your accident with professionals who understand premises accidents and how compensation claims are handled is imperative. Our experienced attorneys can help assess the full amount of your damages, investigate the facts of your case, and file your claim. We will negotiate with the other parties and their insurance companies, and if a fair and reasonable settlement offer does not result, we are prepared to fight on your behalf in court.
If you’ve been involved in an accident on someone’s premises that caused injuries and need help recovering compensation for your pain and suffering, call Nix Patterson for a free case examination and explanation of your rights. We only collect fees if we can recover compensation for your claim, so there is no risk to you in protecting your rights and retaining legal representation from our team of experienced accident attorneys.
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