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Premises liability is an area of law that holds property owners or managers legally responsible for accidents that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions. Premises liability laws are complex, so if you have been injured while on someone else’s property, you are encouraged to speak to a lawyer who can help you understand and protect your legal rights.
The property owner or manager is not the insurer of the safety of persons on the premises. The duty of care owed by the owner may vary depending on whether the person injured on the premises was an invitee, guest or trespasser.
In order to bring a successful premises liability lawsuit in Texas, you must be able to prove each of the following six elements:
A person creating a condition causing the injury, while acting under direction of the owner or possessor, may also be liable. A property owner is generally liable for dangerous conditions on the property, such as dead trees overhanging a walkway, negligently maintained stores, parking lots, stairways and driveways. If you have a potential premises liability claim, the lawyers at Pope & Taylor can help you.
A slip and fall accident is a form of personal injury claim that involves a person being injured on another’s property due to a hazardous condition. The victim may slip, trip and fall because of an object in a walkway, a wet or freshly waxed floor, a missing stair, poor lighting or any similar situation. In these cases, the property owner and the victim may be held responsible in varying degrees. The degree of responsibility will vary depending upon the particular circumstances of the accident, and the amount of money that a victim is able to recover for an accident of this nature will vary accordingly.
The Pope & Taylor Law Firm offers a free consultation to discuss your slip and fall accident claim. By talking to an experienced attorney about your case, your injuries and your concerns, you can find out what you’re up against and what action can be taken against the property owner in order to recover the financial compensation you need for medical bills, and much more. We represent accident and injury victims of all kinds throughout Texas.
There are a number of important steps to take after a serious slip and fall or trip and fall accident:
Slip and fall accident claims can be difficult to prove. Doing the above and consulting an attorney as soon as possible can greatly increase your ability to recover the greatest amount of financial compensation and therefore have a better chance of rebuilding your life.