Texas law requires owners of property open to the public to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe. Serious injuries can occur to customers, including renters, on property that has not been adequately maintained, is undergoing construction and remodeling, is in violation of building codes, or lacks proper security.
We help those that are injured hold property owners liable by seeking financial damages for injuries caused by dangerous conditions on the premises.
Premises liability goes beyond slip and fall, although this type of accident is common, very similar, and can be very serious. We find that many times a landlord or business owner has been warned numerous times about a dangerous condition in need of repair, yet the property owner continues to turn a blind eye to the need to repair the condition until someone gets hurt.
Any unexpected hazard in a walkway can be dangerous, including holes in the floor, cords and cables, and uncleared sidewalks.
On stairways, a slippery surface or the lack of a handrail can put visitors in danger of a steep fall. Businesses and private homes with invited guests can be held liable to the injured for failing to correct dangerous hazards in a reasonable amount of time or, at a minimum, failing to warn visitors of such dangerous conditions.
In Texas, visitors may also be able to hold property owners responsible for not providing security or for inadequate security. A violent crime is certainly the fault of the criminal, but business owners may also be partially responsible if they are aware of the danger and do not take steps to prevent it.
This is especially the case when there is a history of previous crimes on or near the property, the property is in a “bad” area, or the property has a feature that attracts crime. Those injured on another’s property due to the owner’s failure to fix a broken gate, provide security officers, or adequately light a parking area can usually bring a premises liability claim.
At Carrollton Injury Law, we make property owners liable for injuries to people due to conditions on their premises that the owner knew or should have known about, yet failed to make safe.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a premises liability accident, please call Carrollton Injury Law today for a FREE injury claim evaluation. We will show you how we put personal back into personal injury law.