Premise Liability Lawyers in Texas
On any type of property or premises, it is important for the owner of that property to maintain reasonably safe conditions. This means following building and safety codes, ensuring the property is safe from hazards, and keeping things in good repair. Anytime a property owner neglects to do these things and someone is injured, that victim could have a premises liability claim. If you are the victim, you will need to contact an attorney to determine whether or not you have a claim for your own injuries.
Premises liability cases can include a variety of different properties, including shopping malls, public parks, stores, sidewalks, parking garages, parking lots, office buildings, and even personal residences.
The most common type of premises liability injury is the result of slips and falls. However, there are many different injuries that could occur if the property owner is negligent in providing safe conditions.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a premises liability situation, then contact the Bandas Law Firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience with these types of cases and will go to work for you.
The Three Legal Statuses of the Victim
Whenever there is the possibility of a premises liability case, the first thing to be established would be the legal status of the person who was hurt. The state of Texas recognizes three different statuses:
- Trespasser – If you were not legally allowed on the property and you had not been given permission or invitation to be there, then you likely will not have a premises liability claim.
- Licensee – If you were given permission, either expressed or implied, to be on the property, but you weren’t invited specifically, then you are a licensee. This means if the property owner did not warn you of any dangerous situations, then you could have a premises liability cases.
- Invitee – If someone directly invites you onto their property, then you are welcome there and this means any dangerous conditions that result in injury will also result in a premises liability case as long as you can prove negligence.
It is very important that you determine your legal status because in the state of Texas, this will have a direct impact on whether or not you have a liability claim.
Proving someone was negligent in a premises liability case is not as easy as you may think. You have to show that the property owner knew about the dangerous situation, or they had reasonable time to discover it. Only then are they liable for your injuries. However, if they can show that you also contributed to the dangerous situation in some way, then they may follow through with something called contributory negligence, which could put the liability back on you. So, if you have been injured on someone else’s property, you cannot expect just to get money. It doesn’t work this way. You need an experienced attorney representing you.
The Bandas Law Firm is here for you when you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability case. We will look out for your rights throughout the claim if we determine that you do have a case in the first place. The only way to get started, though, is for you to get in touch with us as soon as possible after your injury. Fill out our online contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. You can also call us at 855-427-3332. We will provide you with a free case evaluation to determine if you do have a premises liability claim to make against a property owner.