Premises Liability in Texas
Property owners in Texas are required to use reasonable care in maintaining their premises, including the duty to avoid exposing other people to unreasonable risk of harm. A property owner must reasonably inspect the property for dangerous conditions and either repair the hazardous condition or provide adequate warning of it. Greening Law, P.C, works diligently to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injury and any damages suffered.
Premises liability is the area of law in which the person or entity in possession of land, a home or a building is responsible for any injuries or death suffered by individuals present on those premises. Examples of where a premises liability claim may occur include:
· Buildings. A slip and fall can occur in office buildings, shopping centers, schools, nursing homes, bars, hotels and any other structure.
· Parking areas. Inadequate lighting, improperly maintained concrete or a criminal element is often the cause of an injury in a parking lot.
· Sidewalks. Patches of ice or crumbling asphalt can cause you to trip or slip and fall.
· Exposed electrical wiring. Electrocution from improperly maintained electrical wiring can cause serious injury.
· Dangerous criminal activity. A property owner may have a duty to provide security to protect third-parties from criminal activity.
· Stairways. Anywhere there are stairs, a property owner has a duty to make them reasonably safe including adequate railings and slip-resistant materials on the stairs.
Types of injuries suffered on unsafe property include:
- Blunt force trauma
- Broken bones
- Dog bites
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Knife and gunshot wounds
Because of the nature of private and public premises, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who is at fault in premises liability cases. You need an experienced Texas premises liability attorney who knows the law and can help determine fault.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving premises liability, Greening Law, P.C. stands ready to help you with your legal needs. Contact our offices today at 972-934-8900 or online.