Austin Premises Liability Attorney
Injured on Someone Else’s Property? Call Us 24/7 for Help!
In Texas, all property owners have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe
environment for their visitors. This includes conducting routine maintenance,
removing or fixing any hazards in a timely manner, and/or posting signs
to warn visitors about dangerous conditions. If a property owner fails
to uphold this duty of care, and someone is injured on their property
as a result, they could be held liable for any resulting damages. This
area of law is known as “premises liability.”
If you or a loved one was injured by dangerous conditions on someone else’s
property, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC to speak with an Austin personal injury lawyer.
Common Examples of Property-Related Accidents
Premises liability laws apply to both commercial and residential property
owners in Texas. This means that, whether someone owns a restaurant, shopping
mall, apartment complex, nightclub, or residential home, they have a responsibility
to keep their visitors safe from foreseeable harm. If they fail in this
regard, they can be held accountable in civil court.
Premises liability cases commonly involve:
- Dog bites / animal attacks
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Stairwell or handrail defects
- Water leaks or flooding
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Establishing Negligence in a Premises Liability Case
It is important to understand that not all visitors are entitled to equal
protection. If you injured as an invitee (someone who was invited onto
the property) or a licensee (someone who entered the property with the
owner’s content), you would have grounds to file a personal injury
claim. If you were trespassing on the property, however, you would not.
As the injured party, you would also need to establish that the following are true:
- The property conditions posed an unreasonable risk of harm
- The property owner knew or should have known about the hazard
- The property owner failed to remove or warn about the hazard
- The property owner’s negligence caused you to suffer harm
What You Should Do After a Property-Related Accident
If you were injured on someone else’s property, regardless of how
or why the accident occurred, it is important to follow a few critical
steps. First, you should take pictures of the conditions that caused your
accident. This should be done before any evidence can be removed. Next,
you should notify the owner or manager that you were injured, and that
a hazard exists on the property. After seeking medical attention, you
should then contact an Austin premises liability lawyer.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win – Call Now for a Free Case Review
Don’t delay in contacting The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC if you were
injured by the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of a Texas property
owner. Our Austin personal injury attorney is a seasoned litigator with
decades of experience. We also accept cases on a contingency fee basis,
which means that you won’t pay any legal fees unless we are able
to recover compensation on your behalf. Contact our office 24/7 to get
started with a free, no-obligation case evaluation!