FAQs About Premises Liability
Below are some frequently asked questions about Premises Liability:
How Can A Houston Premises Liability Lawyer Help My Case?
Seeking compensation from a property owner in court on their own rarely has good results for the injured person. An experienced Houston premises liability attorney with our firm knows the laws as written, as well as important cases in premises liability that set precedent for holding negligent property owners liable.
Your attorney can reconstruct the timeline of your accident to determine which negligent party was responsible for your injuries. For example, if you slipped at a grocery store, was it the store manager’s responsibility to ensure that a spill was cleaned up in a timely manner, or was it the corporate training office’s fault in failing to train their store employees the procedure for handling a spill on the premises?
Who Is Liable For My Injuries When I Get Hurt On Someone Else’s Property?
Determining liability for injuries on another person's property can be difficult. In personal injury cases for premises liability, an injured party (with the help of their attorney) must prove that the property owner:
- Owed them a duty of care
- Was negligent in addressing the safety hazard that caused the injury
- Knew or should have known about the safety hazard and failed to address or remedy it in a timely manner
If the property owner’s negligence in handling the risk led to the plaintiff’s injuries, the owner could be liable for those injuries.
What Kinds Of Injuries Does Premises Liability Cover?
Premises liability cases can cover a wide range of accidents and injuries at a business, on public property, or someone else's private property. Some examples of common injuries and accidents in these cases include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Drowning accidents due to insufficient pool protection or security
- Criminal acts on premises, such as assault, robbery, sexual assault, and harassment
- due to insufficient security
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Building code violations that cause accidents or injuries
- Animal attacks or bites, including dog bites, raccoon or opossum bites or scratches, and snake bites
How Do You Prove Negligence By A Property Owner In A Premises Liability Case?
Your premises liability attorney from our firm will gather witness statements, surveillance video, and photographic evidence of your accident to create a timeline of events for your claim and help determine what factors contributed to your injuries. Your personal injury lawyer can then use similar cases, current laws, and building codes to attribute liability to the negligent party who owed you a duty of care. Call us at (713) 461-6500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free strategy session with a premises liability attorney from our team.