Victims Of Dangerous Property Accidents Deserve Compensation
If you were injured by unreasonably dangerous conditions on another person’s property, the owner of that property might be liable for your injuries. In Texas, “premises liability” means that property owners must ensure their property is safe for visitors. Liability for premises accidents can be difficult to prove, and The Biggs Firm can provide you with the guidance necessary to prove your premises liability claim.
I am attorney Brent A. Biggs, and I work with people across western Texas who were injured because of dangerous property conditions on private property and at businesses. For more than 30 years, I have helped represented clients in personal injury and insurance law cases. I have helped thousands of Texans who were injured in various accidents get their deserved compensation. You can schedule your free consultation at my firm’s Odessa office by calling 432-268-0153.
Understanding Premises Liability Cases
While every case is different, there are a few common factors involved in every premises liability case. These factors include proving that the property owner or operator knew or should have known about the property’s dangers that the property owner or operator did not exercise reasonable care to reduce or eliminate the dangerous condition. Your personal injury attorney will review the case details and help you determine if a premises liability case is possible for your circumstances.
Typical premises liability accidents include, but are not limited to, accidents that occurred because of:
- Conditions on the property that cause you to fall and injure yourself such as open holes, shafts or substances spilled on the ground or floor
- Exposed electrical lines that cause electrical injury
- Objects or equipment falling from overhead that injures you
- Rental property or apartments where the landlord has refused to repair a condition, and it injures you
- Attractive nuisances or conditions that cause children to be attracted to the property and are injured by the dangerous condition. Swimming pools are a classic attractive nuisance, and the property owners may be liable even if the children trespass onto the property.
If liability is proven in your case, injured people may receive compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical care
- Lost wages and future loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, both past and future
- Mental anguish, both past and future
- Punitive damages in rare cases
Your First Steps After An Accident Caused By Dangerous Property Conditions
The evidence related to nearly all personal injury cases is short-lived. Circumstances can change, and eyewitness accounts may be forgotten. Because of this evidence’s transitory nature, it is essential that you contact a personal attorney and attempt to preserve case evidence.
You can assist with your case by performing some simple tasks before evidence is lost:
- Take pictures of the dangerous condition, any warning signs or lack thereof, and the general surroundings
- Obtain detailed contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident so that they can be called as a witness if necessary
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Try and get all reports made of your accident, whether by the property owner, occupier of the property, police, etc.
Get Immediate Help From An Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
I am a qualified premises liability attorney who has handled many cases on both the injured person’s behalf as well as being hired by insurance companies to defend such claims. This experience on both sides of premises liability cases allows me to create effective legal strategies on behalf of my clients. You can schedule your free consultation now by calling my Odessa office at 432-268-0153 or using the contact form.