Premises Liability

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 premises liability 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 premises liability attorney in Austin 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!

Are you ready to take action? Contact our firm today to arrange your free initial consultation.