Premises Liability Law firmHave You Been Injured? Speak Confidentially to Our Experienced Texas Premises Liability Attorneys
When you enter someone else's property, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. Property owners, whether they're homeowners, businesses, or public entities, have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a safe condition. However, accidents can still happen, and when they do, you might wonder what your rights are.
At Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, LLP, we specialize in premises liability cases and are committed to helping you understand your rights and seek compensation for your injuries. Contact our team of Texas premises liability lawyers for a case evaluation.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property due to negligence or unsafe conditions. These incidents can happen in various settings, including:
- Private Residences: Slip and fall accidents, dog bites, or swimming pool accidents.
- Commercial Establishments: Stores, restaurants, malls, or office buildings where hazards like wet floors, inadequate security, or faulty construction can lead to accidents.
- Public Spaces: Parks, government buildings, or sidewalks that may pose dangers to pedestrians.
Common Premises Liability Incidents:
- Slip and Falls: Accidents caused by wet or slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, or debris.
- Trip and Falls: Occur due to obstacles, uneven sidewalks, or poorly maintained areas.
- Negligent Security: Incidents that happen because of inadequate security measures, leading to assaults or injuries.
- Dog Bites: Injuries caused by a property owner's pet, whether on private or public property.
- Structural Defects: Injuries resulting from poorly maintained or defective buildings, such as collapsing balconies or unstable stairs.
- Swimming Pool Accidents: Drownings, slip and falls, or injuries due to insufficient safety measures around pools.
- Inadequate Maintenance: Accidents stemming from a lack of property maintenance, including damaged handrails, electrical issues, or malfunctioning elevators.
To have a valid premises liability claim, you typically need to establish the following elements:
- Duty of Care: The property owner owed you a duty of care to maintain a safe environment.
- Breach of Duty: The property owner failed to fulfill their duty by either causing the dangerous condition or not addressing it in a timely manner.
- Causation: The unsafe condition directly led to your injuries.
- Damages: You suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm as a result.
Your Rights and Compensation
If you've been injured on someone else's property due to their negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for:
- Medical Expenses: Including hospital bills, surgeries, medication, and ongoing treatment.
- Lost Wages: If your injuries have prevented you from working.
- Pain and Suffering: For the physical and emotional distress caused by the incident.
- Property Damage: In cases involving damage to personal belongings.
Wrongful Death: If you've lost a loved one due to a premises liability incident.
When You Have
At LPM, our experienced premises liability attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. We understand the complexities of these cases and will work diligently to build a strong claim on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries on someone else's property, don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. We'll assess the circumstances of your case and provide expert guidance on your path to justice. Remember, you don't have to face this journey alone. Contact us today to get started.
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