Texas Premises Liability Injury Lawyer
Texas premises liability law states that if a person is injured by an unsafe condition on another person’s premises, the owner of the premises may be held responsible for the injuries. The same can be said for a party who is responsible for maintaining the property.
If a property owner or the party responsible for maintaining that property failed to provide a safe environment, that owner or property manager may be held accountable (liable) for your injuries and your expenses related to the injury.
Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
A slip and fall accident is one of the most common forms of premises liability claims. Slip and fall accidents cause serious injuries as a result of another’s negligence. As stated earlier, property owners are obligated to provide a safe environment for individuals on that property. Businesses, homeowners, and property managers can be held liable for a slip and fall accident that may have been avoided. Some more common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet Floors
- Slippery Surfaces (icy walkways)
- Uneven Surfaces
- Missing Hand Rails
- Dark or Poorly Lit Stairways
Slip and Fall Premises Liability Case Example
Suppose your house is on a street with very old trees. The roots of the tree have buckled the sidewalk up, just in front of where you live. If someone trips over that buckled up sidewalk, you may be held responsible for their injuries – if that sidewalk is on your property. This is just one of many situations that may lead to a premises liability claim.
Other Premises Liability Cases
Some types of premises liability cases are not so obvious. These could include:
Rapes and Assaults on properties such as shopping centers and apartment complexes
Negligent security at nightclubs
Talk to a premises liability lawyer at Williamson & Rusnak to see if you are entitled to compensation under Texas premises liability laws.