Were You Injured Due To Property Owner Negligence? We Can Help.
Respect for property rights is a deeply held belief for most Texans. But owning property also comes with responsibilities, including the responsibility to ensure that the premises are reasonably safe for visitors. If you were seriously injured due to an unreasonably dangerous condition on private property, you may be entitled to compensation in a premises liability lawsuit.
These types of cases can be complex and are defended vigorously by property owners and insurance companies. That’s why it’s important to work with a skilled personal injury attorney like those at Johnson Reist PLLC. Our two attorneys have more than 25 years of combined legal experience. We advocate aggressively on behalf of clients, and we will be your allies in and out of the courtroom.
Dangerous Property Hazards: The Possibilities Are Endless
The ways a person can get hurt on dangerous property are far too numerous to list here. However, some of the more common premises liability scenarios include:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents (caused by spilled liquids, uneven sidewalks, poorly placed merchandise at stores, poorly lit stairwells, etc.)
- Falls from height (due to lack of handrails, a structurally unsound deck or balcony, etc.)
- Swimming pool accidents
- Electric shock injuries (from unshielded power cords or poorly maintained electrical wiring)
- Burn injuries from fires and explosions
- Dog bites and animal attacks
If you or your child was injured because of property owner negligence, our attorneys can help you seek compensation for damages such as medical bills (present and future), lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, permanent disability and more.
When Is The Property Owner Liable?
In order to prove liability in a premises liability lawsuit, you must demonstrate the following:
- That the property owner knew or should have known about a hazard or dangerous condition on the premises
- The dangerous condition/hazard posed an unreasonable risk of harm to those legally on the property
- The property owner failed to take reasonable steps to correct or mitigate the dangerous condition
- The owner’s failure to correct the hazard and/or warn the plaintiff was the proximate cause of their injuries
Property owners owe a “duty of care” to others on their property. But the specific duty of care depends on the classification of visitor to the property. They owe the greatest duty of care to invitees (like store customers), a lesser duty of care to licensees (like guests or traveling salespeople) and the least duty of care to trespassers.
We will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine what happened and whether the property owner breached their duty of care to you. Then we will help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
With an office in Plano, our attorneys at Johnson Reist PLLC serve the needs of personal injury victims throughout Texas. To schedule your free initial consultation, reach out online or call 469-501-ALLY.