Houston Premises Liability Attorneys
We all want to feel safe when we go out in public. Whether we are shopping at a popular store or going to dinner at our favorite restaurant, we want to know that we are going to be safe. What happens when a property owner does not maintain a safe environment for the people he or she invites onto the property? When you are injured on someone else’s property, lawyers call this a premises liability case.
Texas Premises Liability Law
Every state decides what duties landowners owe to people they allow on their property. In Texas, generally, a property owner (whether a private residence or a business) owes no duty to a trespasser, except for willful and wanton or “gross negligence.”
When the property owner holds the premises open to the general public or specifically invites others to come onto the property, then the law does require a certain degree of care be used in order to make the premises safe. When a property owner fails to do so and it hurts the visitor, the property owner may be responsible for those injuries.
Types of Texas Premises Liability Cases
Injured workers can receive the following types of compensation under workers’ compensation laws:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Broken or defective stairs
- Trip hazards
- Broken or cracked concrete walkways
- Ice Injuries
- Defective or poorly constructed doors and entryways
- Trampoline injuries
- Swimming pool deaths and injuries
- Failure to warn about a dangerous condition
- Another other injuries due to property owner’s negligence
Hard-Working Houston Premises Liability Lawyers
Throughout Houston and the surrounding areas, if you or someone you love gets hurt on someone’s property, and you believe the property owner or business owner was responsible, you need skilled legal representation right away. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have little time to investigate, gather evidence, and bring your case against the responsible party. It is not uncommon for property owners to lie or fabricate stories in order to avoid having to turn in a claim to their insurance company. Some businesses and individuals may even try to buy you off in exchange for you not calling a lawyer or reporting the injury to their insurance company. This is a very bad idea.
Never Talk to Insurance Adjusters Without a Lawyer
Property insurance companies are very good at getting you to settle for less than your case is worth. In some cases, an adjuster will call you and try to get you to give a recorded statement over the phone. While they may say they just want to ‘get your side of the story’ so they can pay you, in truth, they are usually looking for a reason to deny your claim. The insurance company wants nothing more than to leave you and your family stuck with expensive medical bills, lost income, and financial ruin. Do not trust the adjuster; call an experienced Houston premises liability lawyer who can give you real, timely, and legally sound advice today.
Hire a Texas Premises Liability Lawyer Today
The Oweyssi Law Firm has represented injured victims throughout Texas, and we know what it takes to get you compensated for your injuries. Do not fight alone. Call or visit us online to learn more about your options and what we can do to help you get back on your feet after your injury.