When an accident occurs on another person or a business’s property, the injured victim may be able to hold the owner responsible for the damages via a premises liability lawsuit. You will need to establish certain elements in order to file a suit successfully, however, as well as follow all the legal guidelines of bringing a case to court.
If you or someone you love was recently injured on another’s premises, you can call 888-584-9614 to speak to one of our liability attorneys in Texas. The consultation is free. After we review your case, we can determine if you qualify for compensation and estimate the value of your case.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are multiple factors and hazards that can cause an accident on someone’s premises. These factors include things such as wet floors, broken handrails, poor maintenance or falling merchandise.
Premises liability is one of the main focuses of our firm. On a regular basis, we help folks who’ve been seriously injured on others’ premises by holding negligent parties legally liable for the damages they’ve caused. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, our team has compiled the knowledge, field experience and strategies necessary to tackle any injury case.
Below are just some examples of types of premises liability cases with which we can assist.
- Defective or poorly maintained stairways, porches and decks
- Swimming pool injuries and drowning
- Dog attacks
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Tripping and falling due to uneven floor surfaces, loose carpeting or rugs, thresholds, etc.
- Slips and falls due to snow and ice
- Building fires
- Assaults due to negligent security
- Accidents from wet or waxed floors, spilled liquids, etc.
- Falls down stairs, in parking lots or on other premises due to inadequate lighting
- Illness, injury and death due to exposure from toxic chemicals
- Falling structures on a property
- Unprotected manholes or construction holes
Should you consider filing a lawsuit?
If you suffered injury because of a property owner’s negligence, you might have just cause for filing a lawsuit in which you can seek financial compensation for your losses. Your settlement can include recompense for numerous types of damages, including medical bills, future treatments, lost wages and emotional damages. If your loved one was killed in a premises liability accident, damages for a wrongful death claim include those such as lost wages; lost benefits; loss of support, comfort and education; and funeral expenses.
Filing a premises liability lawsuit will enable you to secure the funds you need to take care of your medical and other financial needs, but it also serves two other important purposes. The property owner might make changes and be less negligent in the future, and you may prevent someone else from getting harmed like you were. You also can have closure and the sense of peace and confirmation that comes with justice.
Getting Advice from a Premises Liability Attorney in Texas
In order to win your case, you’ll need to establish the following elements.
- The party responsible for the premises (defendant) knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and knew that it could pose a harm to someone.
- The defendant failed to take care of the hazard or failed to warn those who entered the premises about the danger.
- You were legally on the premises, you had no way of knowing about the hazard and you were verifiably injured as a result.
Sometimes, negligence (fault) may not lie with the owner, but rather a business tenant, landlord, onsite contractor or another party that is in control of the premises. Your lawyer can help determine which party(ies) to name as defendants in your case.
To speak to a premises liability lawyer about your accident, call Warren & Migliaccio today at 888-584-9614 for a free, no-obligation consultation.