West Texas Premise Liability Lawyer
If you were injured by an unreasonably dangerous condition on another person’s property, the owner of that property may be liable to you. 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 I can provide you with the guidance necessary to prove your premises liability claim. 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 electrocute someone;
- Objects or equipment falling from overhead that injure you;
- Rental property or apartments where the landlord has refused to repair a condition and it injures you;
- Attractive nuisances/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 owner may be liable even if the children trespass onto the property.
What damages are available in a premises liability case?
If liability is proven in your case, compensation may be awarded 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
How a premises liability attorney can help and steps you can take
I am a qualified premises liability attorney having handled many cases on both the injured person’s behalf as well as being hired by insurance companies to defend such cases.
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 soon;
- Try and obtain any and all reports that were made of your accident whether by the property owner, occupier of the property, police, etc.