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Houston Premises Liability Lawyers

Property owners in Houston can be held liable if someone is injured on their property. Premises liability laws apply to commercial property, private property, and government property. If you are injured while on property owned or maintained by another party, the property owner may be responsible for your injuries and damages.

Experienced Premises Liability Lawyers in Houston – Available 24/7

Working with an experienced Houston premises liability lawyer is the best way to protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly during the claims process. Call (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay any attorneys’ fees until and unless we recover money for your injury claim.

What is Premises Liability Law?

Premises liability law covers accidents and injuries that occur because of hazardous or dangerous conditions on the property. The most common type of premises liability claims are slip and fall accidents. However, there are also other types of premises liability claims that our firm handles.

Types of or causes of premises liability claims include:

  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Slips, Trips, & Falls
  • Insufficient Lighting or Security
  • Uneven or Damaged Flooring
  • Broken and Damaged Pavement or Sidewalks
  • Damaged and Broken Steps and Handrails
  • Obstacles or Debris in the Pathways
  • Electrical Cords and Other Electrical Hazards
  • Falling Objects
  • Malfunctioning or Defective Elevators and Escalators
  • Slick Flooring Surfaces

If you are injured while on another person’s property, immediately report the injury to the property owner or manager. Seek medical treatment for your injuries and document your damages.

Whenever possible, take photographs of the area or make a video. In many cases, a property owner corrects the dangerous or hazardous situation after your fall before you have time to contact a Houston premises liability lawyer about your claim.

How Can A Houston Premises Liability Attorney Help Me?

Premises liability laws can be very confusing. It can also be difficult to prove some of the legal elements of a premises liability claim.

The basic legal elements required to prove a property owner is liable for your injuries and damages are:

  • The owner owed a duty of care to the person who was injured;
  • The owner knew or should have known about a specific condition on the property;
  • The condition posed a danger or risk;
  • The owner did not take reasonable steps to prevent or reduce the risk of harm; and,
  • The failure to exercise reasonable care resulted in a person’s injury.

Proving whether an owner had actual knowledge or should have known about a condition can be tricky. Also, your status as someone on the property increases or decreases the level of care the owner must use to protect you from being injured.

Invitees or guests receive the highest level of care, while trespassers receive the least amount of care. Children are an exception to the trespassers rule when an “attractive nuisance” is present, such as a swimming pool or other object that makes coming onto the property appealing to a child.

Recovering Damages for Premises Liability Claims

If you can prove all elements of a premises liability claim, you are entitled to compensation for injuries and damages. Typical damages in a premises liability claim include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Income
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Disability and Impairment
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Our Houston premises liability lawyers work diligently to maximize the amount of compensation you receive after being injured on another person’s property.

Contact a Houston Premises Liability Lawyer for a Free Case Review

Premises liability claims can originate from accidents and injuries on many different types of property. Examples of premises liability cases that our attorneys handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Shopping Centers and Grocery Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Playgrounds and Amusement Parks
  • Swimming Pools
  • Government Buildings
  • Schools
  • Private Homes and Property
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Retail Stores
  • Commercial Property

If you have been injured in an accident on another party’s property, contact The Alfred Firm at (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with a premises liability lawyer in Houston.