Accidents On Another’s Property
A premises liability claim is one where a person suffers injuries while on property owned by another person. The theory behind these injury claims is that an owner is responsible for keeping their property safe for visitors. These can be complicated claims and require a skilled attorney’s attention.
At Collins & Elizondo Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we are trial-tested lawyers who fight for compensation owed to clients from Houston and across Texas. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the right decision and get back on your feet after you have been injured on someone else’s property. We listen to your story and carefully build a case to best secure the compensation you deserve.
Recognizing Premises Liability Cases
While almost any accident happens while you’re technically on someone else’s property, not every case is an example of owner negligence. Generally speaking, premises liability claims tend to be such cases as:
- Slip-and-fall injuries: Slippery floors, tripping obstacles and other hazards that can cause falls are the responsibility of the owner of the building.
- Negligent security: If a business is in an area known to be dangerous, they must take steps to warn customers or secure their facilities.
- Dog bite injuries: Dogs – and, to a certain extent, other animals – are property. If a dog is prone to biting or attacking, its owner must take steps to keep it away from other people.
There are also potential problems caused by hidden defects, poor lighting and broken cameras. These all boil down to the same point: If a property owner is aware of a problem or should be aware of it, they should take steps to make it safer.
What To Do If You Are Hurt On Another’s Property
The first step after any accident is medical treatment. You need to make sure that you are safe and healthy. After that, you may consider speaking with us about the accident to find out if you have a claim. If you do, because a property owner’s negligence contributed to or caused your accident, you may be able to collect compensation.
Contact us as soon as possible by calling 281-407-8131 or emailing us. We will schedule a consultation with you to learn about what happened and build a strategy to move forward. We are aggressive advocates, willing to go to court when necessary.