Premises Liability Attorney

Accidents happen. But in some circumstances, if you sustain an injury on someone else’s property, you might be able to file a claim against them. Our team at the Larrick Law Firm can help you through your premises liability claim and seek compensation for your injuries. Read on to learn more.

Premises Liability Attorney

Accidents happen. But in some circumstances, if you sustain an injury on someone else’s property, you might be able to file a claim against them. Our team at the Larrick Law Firm can help you through your premises liability claim and seek compensation for your injuries. Read on to learn more.

"She helped me through the process as fast as she could (given insurance companies lag so much) and was ALWAYS responsive. Always respectful & courteous and gave her best advice with the case details she had in front of her. Thank you, Elizabeth!"

~ Tiffany S.

What is a premises injury?

Let’s be clear – just because you’re injured on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean that it’s their fault. But businesses and property owners in Texas are obliged to follow certain safety rules.

So if their actions or inactions are the cause of your injury on their property, they should be held accountable.

So what types of injuries count as premises injuries?

There are plenty of examples of the types of injuries you could sustain on someone else’s property or while visiting their business, but here are some of the most common examples that lead to a successful case:

  • Slip/trip and fall (i.e., If a shopper slips on a spill or trips on the stairs because there’s not adequate signage)
  • Porch or deck collapse
  • Stair collapse
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Parking lot injuries (Even assaults in the parking lot could be the fault of the owner)
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites

Where are these injuries most likely to occur?

Similarly, an accident can happen just about anywhere. And while most premises liability cases take place in a business environment, you can sue another homeowner for negligence, as well.

  • Grocery store
  • Clothing store or mall
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Apartment complex
  • Business or office complex
  • Hotel
  • Someone’s home

But how can you prove the property owner’s negligence?

Premises liability cases are not easy to win. That’s why so many Texas lawyers avoid these types of cases altogether. You need a dedicated attorney with experience in premises liability to work through your case with you.

Once you retain an attorney you trust, your attorney should help you prove the following:

  • The owner owed you a duty of care. Invitees to the property, and especially children, should be shown a high duty of care. However, if you were trespassing on the property, you have no legal right to have been there, and the owner did not owe you as much of a duty of care.
  • The owner breached their duty of care. It must be shown that the property owner failed to keep the property safe.
  • The owner had knowledge of the danger. It must be shown the property owner or property management had—or should have had—knowledge of the danger, failed to warn visitors of a potential danger, and failed to correct it.
  • You were injured as a result of the owner’s negligence. You must be able to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the hazard on the property. Medical records, surveillance video, and witness statements may be needed to prove this point.
  • The owner owed you a duty of care. Invitees to the property, and especially children, should be shown a high duty of care. However, if you were trespassing on the property, you have no legal right to have been there, and the owner did not owe you as much of a duty of care.
  • The owner breached their duty of care. It must be shown that the property owner failed to keep the property safe.
  • The owner had knowledge of the danger. It must be shown the property owner or property management had—or should have had—knowledge of the danger, failed to warn visitors of a potential danger, and failed to correct it.
  • You were injured as a result of the owner’s negligence. You must be able to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the hazard on the property. Medical records, surveillance video, and witness statements may be needed to prove this point.

"Elizabeth and her team really care and listen to her clients. I am always surprised when she asks how I’m feeling. My old law firm never did that. If you’re looking for a law firm that listens to your needs and strives for you to become and feel better, then this is the place to go. I would definitely recommend LLF to everyone I know!"

~ Lauren Baker

Types of damages

Under Texas law, you have 2 years after the injury to file your premises liability claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. After 2 years, you no longer have the right to sue for damages or compensation.

Before those 2 years run out, you have the right to retain an attorney, and sue the property owner for compensation of the injury you sustained (provided that you can prove the property owner’s negligence).

Some of the types of damages that you might seek include:

Compensation for injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
Compensation for losing a loved one
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of household income
  • Emotional suffering

Contact the Larrick Law Firm today

Elizabeth Larrick believes that businesses and property owners should be held accountable when they are careless in their safety practices. And her years of trial experience and experience in premises liability claims makes her a valuable asset for your case. Contact the Larrick Law Firm today to set up a consultation and make the first step toward getting your life back after your accident.

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