Injured on Public or Commercial Property?
Houston Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability is an area of law that deals with personal injuries
on public, commercial or municipal property. Many slip and fall accidents
are in this category, but premises liability can also include criminal
attacks caused by inadequate security. If you or someone you love sustained
a serious or catastrophic injury because a commercial or municipal entity
failed to maintain a premises, the Houston premises liability lawyers
at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs are here to help.
Call our office now at (713) 489-6566 to schedule your
free, no-obligation case review.
How to Know if You Have a Claim
Like any personal injury lawsuit,
premises liability cases depend on three factors:
- Duty of Care
Only a qualified Houston premises liability lawyer can determine if your
accident merits a case, but the general guidelines for a successful claim include:
Duty of Care – Did the property owner carry any responsibility to keep you safe?
Storeowners, for example, owe duty of care to customers. By keeping floors
clean and walkways in good repair, storeowners can protect shoppers from
unwanted harm. The same principle applies to any business or commercial entity.
Breach of Duty (Negligence) – A premises owner breaches duty of care when it violates the visitor’s
reasonable expectation of safety. Parking garage customers, for instance, expect a well-lit, safe premise.
If the garage fails to provide security and an accident occurs, the visitor
may have grounds for a suit.
Causation – Accidents alone don’t always merit claims and lawsuits; you
must prove that the property owner’s negligent behavior or lack
of action to protect you from harm caused your damages. With the help
of a Houston premises liability attorney, you can show that the property
owner is responsible for your accident.
Common Types of personal Injury Claims & Lawsuits in Houston
Premises liability is a broad area of law. It can include injuries in grocery
stores, retailer stores, apartment complexes, parking garages, amusement
parks, parking lots, shopping centers, commercial buildings, and more.
Some of the most common damages linked to premises liability are:
- Falls (Stairways or dangerous walkways)
- Back / Spinal Cord Injuries
- Spider Bites
- Dog Bites
- Asbestos Poisoning
- Criminal Assault
- Drowning / Pool Injuries
Now is the Time to Seek Justice for Your Injuries
Texas law provides a narrow window of opportunity for accident victims
to seek compensation for their injuries. This is especially true if you
want to pursue compensation from a municipality, such as the city. Working
with the right Houston personal injury lawyer not only helps you understand
your rights, but gives you a greater chance of securing the compensation
you need and deserve.
Contact Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs now to see how we can help you fight for the justice you need and deserve.