If You are Hurt Away From Home Due to Someone’s Negligence, a Premises Liability Lawsuit is your way to Compensation
Every day we spend time at various places away from home: the grocery store, the pharmacy, restaurants, and often the homes of friends and acquaintances. Accidents that cause significant injuries at any of those places can occur. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while on someone else’s property, no matter whether it’s residential or commercial, you may have right to file a personal injury claim against the property owner under the purview of Texas Premises Liability by retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Premises liability is a series of laws that protect us from harm and outlines clear procedures for recovering legal damages if we are injured due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else, in their place of business or residence.
Just as we all have different legal obligations (known as a legal duty) to generally provide for the safety of others, property owners are also required by law to provide certain standards of safety to different kinds of visitors to their property. These standards can be rather high or more general, depending on the circumstances at the time of the accident and where the injury occurred. If someone sustains an injury due to a property owner’s negligence, that injured person may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit under Texas’ premises liability laws. Injuries from slipping and falling, being struck by fallen objects, or becoming injured by malfunctioning equipment that is the property of the owner where you were hurt, may all be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.
Not every injury that one might suffer on someone else’s property will automatically constitute grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. In order to have an actionable civil case, the plaintiff’s injury must have resulted from the property owner’s failure to provide the legal duty of safety and care to someone visiting the property. For instance, if a person is assaulted in a convenience store parking lot due to a lack of adequate lighting, then the store could be held accountable under premises liability. If someone slips and falls in a restaurant’s wet floor, but there are signs in clear view that the floor is indeed slippery, the restaurant owner may have fulfilled his legal duty to warn customers of the hazard and might be able to prove that the injured person disregarded his clear warnings: in which case, winning a civil premises liability suit could be very dubious. The legal duty is equal parts circumstance relative to the level of care a defendant is obliged to meet and due diligence the property owner can prove that he or she did everything reasonable to assure safety.
If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, then call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you. We will be happy to answer any and every question you may have about the specifics in your premises liability case. We’ll help you determine whether you have the right to file suit and possibly give you a fair estimate of what sort of damage compensation you have a right to expect. Let us help you like we’ve helped hundreds of other injured Texans, through no fault of your own.