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Premises Liability And Incidents That Could Cause Them

As you may know, personal injury law is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of incidents in which a person becomes injured as a result of another person’s or company’s negligence. These injuries can occur in various ways, as well as to varying degrees, and what your legal options look like will depend largely on the unique circumstances surrounding your case.  In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys take a closer look at premises liability matters and offer insight into what these incidents may look like.

Incidents That Could Result In Premises Liability Claims

When it comes to premises liability claims, different states may look at different factors when determining fault, or if there is a case to begin with. In the state of Texas, property owners have a legal obligation known as their duty of care, which is to maintain a safe environment so that individuals that come onto the property do not suffer an injury.

Though you now know the definition of premises liability, what exactly does an incident look like? Our response is this: it varies. It really does depend on the circumstances surrounding your situation, as well as other outside factors you would not be aware of without the help of a seasoned attorney. Some examples might include slip and fall accidents on public sidewalks, whereas others may look like a dog or animal bite. 

If a property owner is found to be negligent or careless with respect to their duty of care, he or she may be liable for injuries the individual suffered. Keep in mind, however, that just like other areas of law, determining fault and proving negligence are not as simple or straight-forward as they seem. Moreover, no two premises liability claims are the same, so even though you may find some answers online, it is best to seek the opinion of an experienced professional. Give our team a call today to learn about your options.

What Does An Owner’s Negligence Look Like?

In determining negligence and fault, there are several factors for the judge to consider. For starters, he or she will look at the actions of both the property owner and the harmed individual. An owner may be negligent if it has been found that there was a failure to exercise reasonable care in maintaining a safe environment. This could mean failing to repair known hazards, failing to warn visitors of potential dangers, and if they are found to have taken inadequate security measures.

An Individual’s Status

Another factor a court considers in the state of Texas is the legal status of the visitor. For premises liability cases in Texas, there are three basic statuses: invitee, licensee, or trespasser. A property owner may not owe the same duty of care for a trespasser as he or she does for a visitor, and the judge will determine which of these statuses is applicable. To learn more about how this applies to your case and what your options may be, you can schedule your initial consultation with our office by contacting us either online or by giving our office a call.

Ask An Experienced Premises Liability Attorney

If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property, it is imperative you speak to an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure your right to compensation is fully assessed and properly protected. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to learn more about this process and schedule your free consultation with our team.

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Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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