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What is Premises Liability?

If you were injured on someone else’s property, you should know what is premises liability. That means a negligent property owner is responsible for your injury, and you have a legal right to claim payments. Houston, San Antonio and Dallas premises liability lawyers with Jim Adler & Associates can help.

Whether you fell down stairs at work, were bitten by a dog at someone’s home, were attacked by a person on your landlord’s property or suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall injury in a store, you can claim payments with a premises liability lawsuit.

By Texas law, property owners must ensure the safety of those on their property and take reasonable precautions to protect them from injury or harm. If they don’t, and someone is injured on business property or suffers personal injury on private property, the owner can be sued for damages under Texas premises liability law.

Jim “The Texas Hammer” Adler and his experienced premises liability lawyers can fight for your legal rights. We can claim payments for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering due to injuries caused by a negligent property owner. And you won’t pay us anything unless we win your case.

But we must hear from you right away. You may have as little as 30 days from when an injury occurred to make your claim. Contact our law firm today for a free legal review of your case.

Many types of premises liability injuries occur, from cuts and bruises to broken bones. “The hazards of poorly maintained property can range widely, from inside the building out to the sidewalk,” says Jim Adler.

Am I Liable if Someone is Injured on My Property?

But while property owners are responsible for visitors’ safety, that varies depending on the nature of visitors.

Under Texas law, persons who enter someone else’s property are considered invitees, licensees or trespassers.

If you entered a store which was open for business and fell on its slick floor and were injured, you were an invitee. That means you entered with the owner’s express or implied knowledge and for both parties’ mutual benefit. It also means you have a legal right to seek a premises liability lawsuit.

A worker on an employer’s property also is an invitee, with a legal right to be there. A landlord also is liable for injuries to a tenant, leasee or renter, depending on circumstances.

If Someone Trespasses on My Property and Gets Hurt, am I Liable?

Conversely, when it comes to invitees, if someone is injured on your property are you liable? Again, depending on circumstances, you may be.

A licensee is a person visiting property for their own purpose, such as a house guest. The property owner owes them a standard duty of care by ensuring the premises are safe and by warning the guest of hazards.

A trespasser enters property without a tacit or open invitation. Trespassers are not owed as much duty of care by property owners.

Still, you may ask, “If someone trespasses on my property and gets hurt, am I liable?” Generally, no. It’s rare for an injured trespasser to sue a property owner, perhaps by arguing that the owner expected trespassers and was grossly negligent.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, a premises liability attorney with our law firm can investigate. We’ll inspect the property and assess the nature of your accident and extent of your injury. This should be done as soon as possible after an injury to preserve the evidence.

An Adler injury lawyer “can demonstrate how the property owner or manager failed to take proper precautions to ensure your safety,” Jim Adler says. “We also can show that you executed reasonable care and the cause of the accident was not due to your own negligence.”

To contact us, simply submit the form on this page or call. Either way, you’ll get a free legal review of your premises liability injury case.

“It is property owners’ obligation to ensure the safety of those on their property,” says Jim Adler, whose law firm has helped thousands of injured Texans get the payments they deserved. “Let us help you to prove your claim.”

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