Houston Premises Liability Attorneys
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The area of law pertaining to accidents resulting from some condition or use of another person's property is known as “premises liability.” Premises liability law is complex; however, its fundamental purpose is to provide legal recourse for individuals injured on someone else's property due to the proprietor's negligence or failure to provide a safe environment.
With 20 years of experience, Houston personal injury attorney Neal Davis is able to secure the best possible outcome for those injured due to premises liability negligence.
We will fight aggressively on your behalf to hold careless property owners accountable for their actions under Texas law.
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Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Some of the most serious and prevalent premises liability cases center around swimming pool accident cases. Swimming pool injuries and accidental drownings are unfortunately common, especially among young children.
Whether the accident occurred in or around a public or community pool, residential pool, hotel pool, water park or elsewhere, the property owner may be held liable for injuries or wrongful death that occur due to negligent supervision, insufficient safety gear or malfunctioning equipment.
Other common types of personal injury that fall under premises liability law include:
Determining Liability for Premises Accidents
To determine if negligence has occurred and whether compensation is owed for damages, Texas Premises Liability Law requires plaintiffs to offer four “proofs”: 1) that a duty was owed, 2) that there was a breach of the duty, 3) that the breach was the cause of injury (proximate cause), and 4) that the victim suffered damages.
In premises accident cases, the injured person must also prove their legal status on the property where the accident occurred. The state of Texas recognizes three classifications of property visitors: trespassers, licensees and invitees. Each of these classifications are given different rights when it comes to filing a premises accident injury claim.
Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability
Who can I sue under premises liability law?
As with any personal injury case, at-fault party is usually held liable for injuries or death that occur as a result of negligence. In premises liability cases, fault typically falls on the landowner, landlord, building management company, or a third party that engaged in a negligent activity with the permission of the proprietor.
What damages can I sue for in a premises liability injury lawsuit?
If liability is proven in your case and the property owner made to pay for damages you incurred, compensation may be awarded for past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional scarring, legal costs and (in some cases) punitive damages for grossly negligent behavior.
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim?
Every state enacts a time limit to civil cases. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas is 2 years from the date of the accident or when the injury occurred, according to Texas law. While there are some exceptions, generally if you fail to file a claim within this specified period, it is unlikely that your case will be heard.
If your loved one was killed in an accident caused by negligence on another person's property, the property owner may be forced to pay for wrongful death damages such as loss of companionship, funeral expenses, loss of future income and emotional distress.
Talk to a Skilled Houston Premises Liability Lawyer Today
Premises liability law is very complex; it varies depending on which state the injury occurred in, where the accident took place (swimming pool, hotel, private residence, etc.), and the legal status of the person who entered the property.
To find out whether your Texas injury case has a shot at a successful outcome, talk to a Houston personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Neal Davis is prepared to meet with you and fight for your right to compensation. Schedule your free case consultation today.